- This as the FDA was recently discovered paying thousands of dollars for chopped up baby parts during the Obama/Biden era.
Joe Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki praised her boss for lifting a Trump-era ban on using aborted fetal tissue in scientific research, claiming it’s “important to invest in science.”
During a press briefing on Tuesday, a reporter quoted a Catholic pastor’s disgust for Biden’s lifting of the fetal tissue ban, asking how the White House “responds to that criticism.”
“I think the White House respectfully disagrees,” Psaki replied. “We believe that it’s important to invest in science and look for opportunities to cure diseases and that’s what I think this is hopeful to do.”
Earlier this month, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced that the federal government would lift restrictions on fetal tissue research put in place by Trump.
From the NIH website:
On June 5, 2019, HHS announced that NIH intramural research that requires new acquisition of human fetal tissue from elective abortions will not be conducted. Simultaneously, HHS announced new requirements for documentation and review by an Ethics Advisory Board of extramural research applications for NIH grants, cooperative agreements, and R&D contracts proposing the use of human fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions.
The move effectively resumes the left’s for-profit abortion-industrial pipeline with taxpayer-funded grants to colleges and medical schools.
During the Obama/Biden era, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) paid millions of dollars for chopped up fetuses – including eyeballs, brains and livers – from human tissue procurement groups like Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) for hundreds of dollars apiece.
In fact, according to 2012 FDA email records recently obtained by a Judicial Watch FOIA request, during Obama’s term the FDA paid an average price of $2,000 for each aborted child, adding up to $12,000 for a box of aborted baby tissue.
“These fetal organ trafficking documents shock the conscience and show potentially illegal use of tax dollars to purchase organs of the unborn killed through abortion,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said earlier this month.