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Witnesses opposed to abortion contended that research would be unacceptably tainted by any connection to abortion; Carl Anderson, of the Knights of Columbus, argued that abortion and fetal tissue research "cannot be ethically separated, any more than obtaining benefits from stolen goods can be separated from the ethical condemnation of the theft itself.
First, the present congressional ban on federally funded fetal tissue research is in effect for a reason.
First and most obvious, these provisions should be deleted from the bill as it makes its way through the Senate, while leaving intact the legislation to restore funding to fetal tissue research.
Waxman's staff is hoping the research community will see that the moratorium means other kinds of research are also vulnerable, and lobby for the bill even though they don't care about fetal tissue research.
Congress lifted a ban on fetal tissue research in 1993 but made it a felony to purchase or sell fetal tissue or organs for profit, with only reasonable fees allowed for removal services and transportation.
Beyond overturning the funding moratorium, the legislation would significantly limit the Secretary of Health's freedom to restrict not only fetal tissue research, but any biomedical or behavioral research under consideration by the NIH.
Indeed, why do some scientists assert that alternative stem cell research offers but uncertain hope, while they promote embryo and fetal tissue research as the keys to the Promised Land?
While fetal tissue research can be funded by federal money, human embryonic stem cell research cannot.
A second public policy issue is whether federal funding of fetal tissue research should occur.
Going beyond the immediate question on embryonic stem cell research, he also stated: "I oppose using federal funds to perform fetal tissue research from induced abortions.
However, this grassroots opposition to aborted fetal tissue research met with the same indifference.