CNA Staff, Aug 21, 2020 / 07:00 am
The U.S. bishops' pro-life committee praised the Trump administration on Thursday after a federal ethics advisory board recommended against federal funding of fetal tissue research.
The Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-set up by the Trump administration to review grant proposals for federally-funded fetal tissue research conducted outside of NIH facilities-issued its report on Tuesday.
In its report, the advisory board said that members voted to withhold federal funding of 13 different fetal tissue research proposals, and voted not to withhold funding of one such proposal.
In response, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City-the head of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee-said the bishops "applauded" the administration "for moving NIH in a direction that shows greater consideration for medical ethics in research, and greater respect for innocent human life."