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Lawmakers Press HHS Head on Fetal Tissue Research Funding Ban

July 3, 2019, 5:19 PM

A White House decision to stop funding fetal tissue research by government scientists has prompted a new group of House Democrats to press President Donald Trump’s top health official on the policy.

“The Administration’s action is a grave step backward for the millions of patients waiting for cures and treatments,” 34 lawmakers wrote in a July 2 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar. “We urge you to reconsider this policy shift and allow researchers to move forward with sound, responsible, and ethical science.”

The letter comes almost a month after the HHS announced a ban on ...