May 24, 2017
NIH deserves a pro-life director, say lawmakers
"... [The] stances that Dr. Collins has taken in the past, regarding embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning, are not life-affirming and directly conflict with the pro-life direction of your new presidency," states the May 22 letter to the president. "It is because of this troubling paradox that we ask you to re-consider his leadership role at NIH."
Mostly under Collins' leadership, more than a billion federal tax dollars so far have been used for embryonic stem cell research – with no documented treatments or cures for medical conditions. At the same time, Prentice points out, Collins has largely ignored adult stem-cell research, which has successfully treated over a million and a half people for various conditions.
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