SBA List Asks HHS to Correct NIH Head Francis Collins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2018
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected], 703-380-6674

Collins’ Comments Out of Step with Pro-life Trump Administration

Washington, D.C. – In response to comments made by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins defending the purchase of aborted baby body parts using taxpayer dollars, Susan B. Anthony List released the following statement:

“Pro-life Americans were encouraged when in September HHS announced an audit of federally-funded research using the body parts of aborted children. Francis Collins’ remarks to Science magazine this week put him at odds with HHS and the whole Trump Administration in the audit process and begs the question of whether anything can truly change while he’s in charge at NIH, said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List.

“We urge HHS to correct his comments, which are dramatically out of step both with President Trump and the pro-life voters who elected him. Pro-life voters across America reject the use of their tax dollars to purchase the ‘fresh’ body parts of unborn children and are looking for a pro-life policy change. These hearts, eyes, livers and brains belong to fellow members of the human family.  They are ‘harvested’ following abortions that deprive these unborn boys and girls of their right to life. There is absolutely no moral or ethical justification for treating these children like commodities to be chopped up and sold piece-by-piece to anyone – especially the federal government with taxpayers footing the bill.”

SBA List is a network of more than 700,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.



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