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ARHP Testimony
ARHP Supports Fetal Tissue Research and Decries Politically-motivated Attempts to Limit Its Use by Anti-abortion Activists

April 28, 2016

Washington, DC

ARHP supports responsible, high-quality, ethical research involving human embryonic stem cells derived from fetal tissue. This essential area of research has proven its potential to inform better treatments and cures for many disabling conditions. Countless families and individuals have benefited and will continue to benefit from this critically important area of research.

ARHP applauds the efforts of ACOG and other professional organizations who are concerned about the profound implications of limiting fetal tissue research, and have signed on to a joint letter of support to raise awareness about this importance of this issue*. ARHP advances science to benefit the lives of all people. We believe that researchers do their best work in pursuit of scientific discoveries when there is no political interference. We encourage our health professional members, our colleagues, and the general public to support and remain engaged in this critical area of research.

View the full statement: Statement in Support of Fetal Tissue Research


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