Taxpayers to fund research with aborted baby body parts

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

medical researchAccording to a scientist with 20 years' experience in academic and clinical medicine, the government is misusing federal dollars in its quest to treat and cure diseases and medical conditions.

In 2019, during the Trump administration, an ethics advisory board was tasked with reviewing requests for grants to use for research on body parts from aborted babies. Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D. of the Charlotte Lozier Institute tells One News Now there were serious questions about the propriety of the research.

"We know from a report that the ethics advisory board met, and they reviewed grants, and they determined that the majority should not be funded because of serious concerns," Lee relays.

But the Biden administration recently announced that it will reverse that course and begin spending federal tax dollars to resume the research on aborted body parts – a decision that leading pro-life groups have criticized and that Lee calls a waste of revenue.

Lee

"If all fetal tissue research stopped today, it would not stop a single patient from being treated," the pro-lifer reports. "That's because fetal tissue is not used in any medical treatment. Investigators think that they need this tissue to find treatments, but over a century of using this tissue, they haven't found one yet."

Meanwhile, adult stem cell research, or using tissue from living human beings, has produced treatments for over two million people suffering from serious diseases and medical conditions. Lee maintains that is where government research dollars would be best spent.

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