In August, White Coat Waste Project and Pro-Life San Francisco exposed how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been wasting over $100 million annually on wasteful and cruel animal testing using human fetal tissue. Now, an army of influential lawmakers is demanding answers.
Republicans demand answers about government experiments with animals and fetal tissue https://t.co/6uZGDin45D
— Kimberly Leonard (@leonardkl) October 16, 2019
As first reported by the Washington Examiner, in a letter sent today to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar, who oversees the NIH, 69 Members of Congress led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) cite WCW’s joint op-ed, writing:
The lawmakers’ letter requests detailed information about current NIH-funded HFT experimentation, including animal testing, oversight of the program, and compliance with relevant laws.
I’m proud to join @RepMattGaetz, @RepBlaine & nearly 70 others thanking @SecAzar for his work to end taxpayer-funded research using aborted fetal tissue and seeking more transparency about the unnecessary and inhumane practice https://t.co/KqkQVfRrbQ
— Rep. Kevin Brady (@RepKevinBrady) October 18, 2019
WCW and PLSF uncovered hundreds of taxpayer-funded experiments in which tissues and organs from aborted fetuses were implanted into animals for inhumane and unnecessary experiments opposed by most Americans. As WCW and PLSF wrote in the recent op-ed:
“Even in this contentious political climate, surely everyone, pro-lifers, animal lovers, Republicans and Democrats, can agree that taxpayers should not be forced to foot the bill for these disgusting human fetal tissue experiments on animals.”
Taxpayers have a right to know how their money is being spent! If you haven’t already, urge your lawmakers to cosponsor the COST Act!