HHS talks to anti-abortion groups, scientists as it weighs canceling fetal tissue research
The Trump administration is continuing to weigh plans to discontinue more than $100 million in research projects that use fetal tissue, alarming scientists and some HHS officials while invigorating the president‚Äôs supporters in the anti-abortion community.
The White House last week convened a meeting to consider canceling the projects, according to two individuals with knowledge, and anti-abortion groups like Susan B. Anthony List have been invited to give input. Scientists who use fetal tissue in their research also have been invited to defend their work.
‚ÄúHHS is holding multiple listening sessions with various stakeholders [like] scientists, pro-life groups, ethicists, on this topic,‚ÄĚ a spokesperson confirmed to POLITICO....