Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 15:15 pm
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday reversed restrictions on federally-funded research using fetal tissue and organs of aborted babies.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a notice to the “extramural research community” – researchers who are not at NIH facilities – that it would be removing the Trump administration’s 2019 requirement that a federal ethics advisory board review all proposals for fetal tissue research.
The administration will also revoke the previous moratorium on fetal tissue research at NIH facilities.
Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action, called the announcement “very disappointing.”