Congress to Hear from Scientific Experts on Ethical Alternatives to Aborted Fetal Tissue Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018
Contact: Nicole Stacy, [email protected], 202-223-8073

New Video Shows that Adult Stem Cells and Other Ethical Alternatives are Delivering Powerful Results for Patients Now

Washington, D.C. – A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Exploring Alternatives to Fetal Tissue Research” tomorrow, December 13 at 10:00 AM in Rayburn HOB 2154. The hearing comes as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services re-evaluates funding for research using tissue from aborted babies.

Witnesses for the hearing include:

  • David Prentice, Ph. D, an advisory board member and Chair for the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center*, an adjunct professor of molecular genetics at the John Paul II Institute at the Catholic University of America,* and a researcher with more than four decades of experience in life sciences including stem cells, cloning, cell biology, cell culture, genetics, biotechnology, bioethics, as well as life-related research and policy advising.
  • Tara Sander Lee,Ph. D, an Associate Scholar with Charlotte Lozier Institute, scientist and researcher with 20 years’ experience in academic medicine related to pathologic mechanisms of childhood disease, and scientific consultant with expertise in clinical molecular diagnostics.

**Media Availability: To arrange an interview please e-mail [email protected]**

Prentice’s testimony will highlight the successful use of adult stem cells to treat more than 1.5 million patients worldwide, including Allison Carr, whose story of healing from multiple sclerosis is told in a new video released this week at, a project of the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

Since 2009, has published 25 video testimonials featuring patients, doctors, and researchers – backed by peer-reviewed published science – regarding the merits of adult stem cell therapies.

Charlotte Lozier Institute was launched in 2011 as the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony List.  CLI is a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and nations around the world. The Institute is named for a feminist physician known for her commitment to the sanctity of human life and equal career and educational opportunities for women.

*Title is for identification purposes only.



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