Trump administration nixes federal funding for HIV treatment testing research over fetal tissue usage

Trump administration nixes federal funding for HIV treatment testing research over fetal tissue usage
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In a move that will please the religious right, the Trump administration has just killed a multi-million dollar contract with a California research lab that was testing new HIV treatments.


The Washington Post calls it "a significant tightening of federal support for biomedical science that relies on material collected from elective abortions." The lab uses fetal tissue. The Trump administration and Republicans across the country are waging war on abortion.

"Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration," an HHS statement quietly announcing the imposition on non-scientific religion-based regulations, states.

Also axed is all funding at the National Institutes of Health that involves the use of fetal tissue.

The number of programs affected has not yet been disclosed.

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