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After Trump's Decree, Scientists Feel the Chill

They're bracing themselves for funding cuts

(Newser) - To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded—and she's worried this kind of research is headed for the chopping block, the AP reports. The Trump administration is cracking down on fetal tissue research, with... More »

Trump Just Handed Abortion Foes a Big Win

His administration is sharply cutting medical research involving fetal tissue

(Newser) - President Trump handed abortion foes what the AP calls "a major victory" Wednesday as his administration announced it will end medical research using human fetal tissue at the National Institutes of Health. The New York Times says this has been a "top goal" of anti-abortion groups, but some... More »

Texas Women: Don't Make Us Bury Miscarried Fetuses

New rules would require burial of all fetal tissue

(Newser) - If proposed new rules are put into place in Texas, all embryonic and fetal tissue will need to be buried or cremated—whether after an abortion, miscarriage, or ectopic pregnancy. On Wednesday, during the Texas Department of Health Services' second public hearing on the proposed rules, women came forward to... More »

Planned Parenthood Sues Over Video 'Conspiracy'

'Sting' video maker accused of violating racketeering laws

(Newser) - The undercover "sting" videos targeting Planned Parenthood were part of a "complex criminal enterprise" created by "anti-abortion extremists," according to a federal lawsuit filed by the organization. The lawsuit filed Thursday against an anti-abortion group called the Center for Medical Progress accuses the group of committing... More »

Planned Parenthood: No More Cash for Fetal Tissue

Nonprofit stops taking compensation for donated fetal tissue

(Newser) - Hoping to undercut what it says are disingenuous attacks against it, Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday it will no longer accept any compensation for donating tissue from aborted fetuses to medical research, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "Planned Parenthood's policies on fetal tissue donation already exceed the legal requirements,... More »

Ben Carson Defends His Research on Fetal Tissue

Blogger calls him out after his criticism of Planned Parenthood

(Newser) - Ben Carson finds himself on the defensive today over the issue of fetal tissue research and his own work in the field. The neurosurgeon and GOP candidate has been among those calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood after videos surfaced of an executive there talking about how to provide... More »

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