For Immediate Release: June 5, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: The Trump administration delivered on another promise to critically review the use of fetal tissue in government research. The Department of Health and Human Services announced an end to the use of fetal tissue in government-funded research. This policy shift includes the significant cancellation of a long-standing, multi-million-dollar contract with the University of California at San Francisco.
“Even while Democrats obstruct and fabricate a frenzy over Donald Trump, his executive branch works tirelessly to deliver on promises made to the American people,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “The Trump administration has accomplished many major pro-life victories — this one is huge. The Trump-led executive branch is constantly working toward good policy. We are grateful for their leadership and follow-through on comprehensively defending the right to life.”
The announcement from Health and Human Services attributed this decision to the fact that “Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration.”