Fetal tissue research

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Randall Terry, spokesman for the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, a pro-life group, speaks at a press conference on April 5, 2022. The group says it obtained the remains of more than 100 aborted babies, which included five babies the group says were the victims of late-term abortions, from a biohazard waste disposal company, a charge the company has denied.

What happens to the remains of aborted babies? Here’s what we know

Apr 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

“Without regulations, medical practitioners are free to dispose of human fetal remains by incineration with medical waste, by dumping in... Read more

Dr. Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins, scientist and Christian, to step down as NIH head

Oct 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and an outspoken Christian, announced Tuesday that he will step... Read more

White House: Biden ‘respectfully disagrees’ with bishops on fetal tissue research

Apr 27, 2021

The White House press secretary said on Tuesday that President Biden “respectfully disagrees” with Catholic bishops on federally-funded fetal tissue... Read more

NIH reverses restrictions on fetal tissue research

Apr 16, 2021

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday announced it will not require ethics boards to review federally-funded research proposals... Read more

National Institutes of Health, Washington, D.C.

US bishops 'applaud' Trump administration over fetal tissue research decision

Aug 21, 2020

The U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee praised the Trump administration on Thursday after a new federal ethics advisory board recommended against... Read more

A Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells. Via Shutterstock

US government considers ethics of aborted tissue research

Aug 6, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A new federal ethics advisory board for fetal tissue research has convened to consider future federally-funded research proposals that involve... Read more

A scientist holding a petri dish in the lab.

We don't need aborted fetal tissue to fight coronavirus, say ethicists

Mar 20, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus should not be used to override ethical restrictions on the use of aborted... Read more

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NIH issues new guidelines for funding research on aborted fetal tissue

Jul 29, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have issued new guidelines with restrictions for scientists seeking federal grants to use tissue... Read more

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HHS ends last research program to use human tissue from abortions

Jun 5, 2019

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it declined to renew a contract with the University of California that funded a research... Read more

Pro-life group concerned over NIH head’s support of fetal tissue research

Dec 17, 2018

A pro-life group dedicated to electing pro-life officials is calling on U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration to “correct”... Read more