Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Applauds Trump Administration for Ethical Scrutiny of Fetal Tissue Research

August 20, 2020 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON - Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, applauded the Trump Administration following the release of the National Institutes of Health Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board report in which the Board recommended withholding federal funding from 13 out of 14 research proposals involving the use of fetal tissue.

“We applaud the Administration for moving NIH in a direction that shows greater consideration for medical ethics in research, and greater respect for innocent human life. It is neither ethical nor necessary to further violate the bodies of aborted babies by commodifying them for use in medical research. The victims of abortion deserve the same respect as every other human person. We are grateful that the Administration is following through on its commitment to end federal funding of research using aborted fetal tissue.”

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