Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, has joined with Susan B. Anthony List and other national pro-life leadership in calling on the Trump administration asking for a policy change on the issue of taxpayer funding for research using fetal tissue from induced abortions. The letter to the President reads, in part: “During […]
William Saunders, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and Senior Counsel, featured in the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly in which he gives a “Washington Insider” report of bioethical issues from our nation’s capital.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion late last week in Sherley v. Sebelius allowing the Obama administration to continue funding destructive embryo research. At issue was President Obama’s March 9, 2009 executive order directing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to issue new stem cell guidelines to […]
USA Today is reporting today that Geron—the company that received the first government approval for human clinical trials using human embryo stem cells—is discontinuing “further stem cell work.” This decision hardly comes as a surprise. There simply is no money in research that yields no results. Geron says that the decision came “after a strategic […]
The current U.S. Supreme Court session is proving to be an exciting one. In addition to granting review of healthcare reform cases today, the Court also granted review in Capato v. Astrue—a case involving the rights of posthumously-conceived children. In this world of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), the facts of this case are all too […]
Washington, D.C.—A U.S. District Court today halted the Obama Administration’s illegal and unethical policy of funding research that necessarily entails the destruction of human embryos. Judge Royce Lamberth issued a preliminary injunction against the Administration’s policy in the case Sherley v. Sebelius. “Since 1996, Congress has been clear that no federal funds are to be […]