Media Sources Examine Potential Impacts Of Trump Administration’s New Fetal Tissue Policy On Medical Research

Associated Press: Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research
“…The Trump administration is cracking down on fetal tissue research, with new hurdles for government-funded scientists around the country who call the special cells vital for fighting a range of health threats. Already, the administration has shut down one university’s work using fetal tissue to test HIV treatments, and is ending other fetal tissue research at the National Institutes of Health…” (Neergaard et al., 6/8).

Kaiser Health News: FAQ: How Does New Trump Fetal Tissue Policy Impact Medical Research?
“…[The new policy] could jeopardize promising medical research and set back attempts to make inroads in devastating diseases such as HIV, Parkinson’s, and diabetes, U.S. scientists said. … The change was enthusiastically welcomed by abortion opponents, who have long had fetal tissue research in their sights. Many scientists had a very different view…” (Andrews, 6/7).