In a huge win for pro-life conservatives, President Donald Trump's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that it would stop tax support for experiments using aborted baby parts.
"Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump's administration," a statement from HHS read. National Institutes of Health (NIH) research "that requires new acquisition of fetal tissue from elective abortions will not be conducted."
It was a right hook punch to Planned Parenthood and the multi-billion dollar abortion industry, which has been caught on video in the past illegally profiting from harvesting aborted babies.
Once again living up to his pro-life campaign promises, Trump stood boldly against an onslaught from liberal abortion supporters.
This complete reversal of Obama's pro-abortion policy was all President Trump. "This was the president's decision," White House spokesman Judd Deere said, "to protect the dignity of human life."
Vice President Mike Pence, another pro-life hero, worked closely with HHS officials to develop the policy.
Not only did Trump stop the renewal of aborted baby parts contracts, but he also promised new ethical guidelines disallowing tax dollars to go to research that uses baby tissue harvested from abortions.
Conservative leaders across the country praised Trump's move.
"This is a major pro-life victory and we thank President Trump for taking decisive action," Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List said. "It is outrageous and disgusting that … NIH has spent $120 million a year on grisly, unethical experiments involving the hearts, livers, bones, and brains harvested from babies too young and vulnerable to speak for themselves."
Trump's move was the "only humane response possible to the abortion industry's trafficking in infant remains," Students for Life of America's Kristan Hawkins responded. "Ending this practice is ethically, scientifically, and morally right, especially as we've learned that fetal remains are not needed for research."
"Every human life, from conception to natural death, has dignity and value. That's why we commend the Trump Administration's decision to end NIH research using the broken body parts of aborted babies," Alliance Defending Freedom Legislative Counsel Kellie Fiedorek stated. "Truly ethical research abides by federal law and refuses to sacrifice the rights of unborn children."