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Initially, he was left off because of concerns that he might lead the discussion into a rehash of the legislative debate on fetal tissue research.
Despite the interest in fetal tissue research generated by Windom's unilateral action, the NIH reauthorization that was introduced in the Senate a week later contained no provisions concerning either fetal tissue transplantation or fetal tissue research in general.
Since public funding of human fetal tissue research has been proscribed and limited to animal studies, there remain at least two groups which are privately funded and are working outside the FDA and NIH guidelines in their human-based research.
Fetal tissue research dates back to the 1930s, and has led to major advances in human health, including the virtual elimination of such childhood scourges as polio, measles and rubella in the United States.
This year," they write, "will be remembered not only because 17 states enacted a total of 57 new abortion restrictions, but also because the politics of abortion ensnared family planning programs and providers as well as critical, life-saving fetal tissue research.
1), which contained provisions under which the HHS Secretary could conduct and support fetal tissue research.
Her husband later told a congressional hearing that the operation's success was a message from God that fetal tissue research should go forward.
For supporters of fetal tissue research, the passage of a bill with these provisions may easily prove a pyrrhic victory, as many abortion providers will simply refuse to become involved in such a process and will not convey the request for donation.
Officials with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast say they last participated in fetal tissue research in 2010 as part of a study done by the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Such research is governed by Federal statutory restrictions regarding 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.
For example, "Our role in fetal tissue research is an extremely small part of what we do.
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.
Parenthood tells Congress in the letter that it is "proud to have a role in fetal tissue research," claiming without any detectable sense of irony, that "it has led to life-saving discoveries that are helping millions of Americans.