We’re greatly encouraged by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to terminate its contract with a company that provides aborted human pre-born tissue. We’ve learned that officials at HHS are also reviewing how they use the tissue of aborted babies across the department given the moral and ethical issues that such usage creates. HHS is also looking into alternatives for pre-born tissue and wants to make sure that those efforts are accelerated and funded.
This is a positive first step and a move that we applaud. At the same time, they must not stop here.
Tissues from a pre-born baby should never be considered material for medical research.