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HHS Severs Contract With Firm Over Fetal Tissue Research

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By    |   Monday, 24 September 2018 10:40 PM

The Department of Health and Human Services has ended a contract with a firm over its use of fetal tissue for medical research purposes.

The $15,900 contract between the FDA and Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. was signed in July and involved the company acquiring tissue from aborted fetuses.

"Fresh human tissues are required for implantation into severely immune-compromised mice to create chimeric animals that have a human immune system," the notice about the contract read, according to CNS News.

HHS issued a press release Monday that said the contract was torn up.

"After a recent review of a contract between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration to provide human fetal tissue to develop testing protocols, HHS was not sufficiently assured the contract included the appropriate protections applicable to fetal tissue research or met all other procurement requirements," the release reads.

"As a result, that contract has been terminated, and HHS is now conducting an audit of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue to ensure conformity with procurement and human fetal tissue research laws and regulations."

The department added it is now reviewing all research that deals with fetal tissue to determine whether it complies with regulations.

In recent years, a pro-life group released undercover videos that showed staffers of abortion provider Planned Parenthood talking about selling tissue from aborted fetuses.

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