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WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., along with U.S. Representative Andy Harris, M.D., R-Md., led a group of 94 legislators from both chambers of Congress to thank President Donald J. Trump for his efforts to support pro-life policies and request that he end taxpayer funding for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

“Thank you for your bold efforts to protect the sanctity of human life… We write today to urge you to issue an Executive Order to end taxpayer funding of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research and to redirect these scarce federal research dollars toward alternatives that make a real difference for patients,” the legislators wrote.

Since 2017, the NIH has approved 106 new hESC lines, which brought the total number of approved hESC lines to 484. These lines are derived from live human embryos, which are destroyed when the lines are created. Funding for embryonic research at NIH has averaged between $250 and $300 million dollars over the past three years and yielded no “proof of a single patient’s life being saved through embryonic stem cell treatments.”

The expenditures for hESC research are inconsistent with longstanding federal law protecting human embryos. Wicker is co-author of the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, first adopted in 1996, that prohibits federal funds from being used to support “research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death greater than that allowed for research on fetuses in utero.”

“Human embryos are young human beings, and human life should never be expended as a mere means of benefiting another. We urge you to bring an end to NIH’s unethical and ineffective hESC research efforts and support research that will respect the sanctity of human life and deliver real benefits for patients,” the legislators concluded. . . .

See the full text of the letter here and below:

Dear Mr. President,

Thank you for your bold efforts to protect the sanctity of human life.  We sincerely appreciate your letter to Speaker Pelosi promising to veto any spending bill that would undermine current federal pro-life policies, including those that protect taxpayer dollars from funding “embryo-destructive research.”  We are also particularly grateful for your efforts to protect life in federally funded research by limiting the use of fetal tissue obtained from unborn children killed by abortion.  We write today to urge you to issue an Executive Order to end taxpayer funding of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research and to redirect these scarce federal research dollars toward alternatives that make a real difference for patients.                                                                                                  

We are dismayed that in spite of the strong pro-life stance of your Administration, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has not only continued but accelerated the Obama-era policy of funding research that involves the destruction of young human embryos.  In fact, since you took office in 2017, NIH has approved 106 new hESC lines at the expense of taxpayers, including the 70 new lines approved by NIH Director Francis Collins on May 29, 2020, which brought the total number of approved hESC lines to 484.  The Administration has spent between $250 to $300 million taxpayer dollars each year on this life-destroying research, surpassing the Obama Administration by tens of millions of dollars.  NIH estimates that it will spend another $321 million on hESC research in Fiscal Year 2020.  These expenditures incentivize the continued destruction of human life and leave a moral blot on the NIH.  We believe pro-life Americans would be deeply troubled to learn of the extent of NIH’s practices and ongoing plans.

These expenditures for hESC research are not only unethical, but also inconsistent with longstanding law protecting human embryos.  The Dickey-Wicker Amendment, first adopted in 1996, prohibits federal funds from being used to support “research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death greater than that allowed for research on fetuses in utero” (sec. 508 of Division A of Public Law 116-94, December 20, 2019).  This longstanding amendment has been included in annual appropriations for nearly 25 years.  NIH has employed fallacious reasoning in attempts to skirt these protections, but its expenditures remain inconsistent with federal law.

It is noteworthy that the destruction of human embryos has not yielded the miraculous benefits that advocates promised two decades ago.  After more than $2 billion in federal taxpayer funding — and much more than that in state funding — there has yet to be proof of a single patient’s life being saved through embryonic stem cell treatments.  At the same time, adult stem cells have treated more than one and a half million patients, and recent scientific advances promise even more benefits from the use of adult stem cells.  It is therefore in the interest of all taxpayers to redirect federal monies away from hESC research and toward efforts that bring real benefits to patients.

For these reasons, we urge you to issue an Executive Order to end taxpayer funding for hESC research and revoke former President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13505 of March 9, 2009, which removed limitations on such funding.  Ending federal support for hESC research would not reduce NIH’s lifesaving research by one dollar, but would instead free up scarce resources for NIH to put toward promising research on adult and induced pluripotent stem cells.

Human embryos are young human beings, and human life should never be expended as a mere means of benefiting another.  We urge you to bring an end to NIH’s unethical and ineffective hESC research efforts and support research that will respect the sanctity of human life and deliver real benefits for patients.

Sincerely,

CC: The Honorable Alex Azar

(Excerpt from Roger Wicker United States Senator for Missippi. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

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Dorothy Ter Horst
September 15, 2020

Lord, please confuse the strategy of the demonic realm funding stem cell research. Make one lie prove another wrong until they kill each other and fall to the ground In Jesus name amen.

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Susan Corbett
September 15, 2020

I am in total agreement this must stop. Our tax money must no longer fund these kind of research efforts. This kind of effort using aborted fetal cells and tissue is a slap in the face to our creator, who grieves at the aborted loss of life.
Father God,
We repent of these grievous sins of using aborted babies for experiments and research, please forgive us. Never should our tax dollars be used for things like this. Shameful and wrong. Father we desire these things to cease in Jesus name. Please Lord come upon our president and cause him to take immediate action and bring glory to your name and blessings upon our nation. Transform us from goats to sheep, that the US may be that light on a hill leading other nations to kingdom of God. In Jesus name.

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    Karen
    September 15, 2020

    Thanks to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, U.S. Representative Andy Harris, M.D. and the group of 94 legislators from both chambers of Congress! Please continue to push forward with this positive step in the healing of our nation. I also am in agreement with Mimi!

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Teresa N. Martinez
September 15, 2020

It sickens me to learn that this disrespect for life has existed, and thrived for so long.This unholy sacrifice of our children must stop.

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Karen Rasmussen
September 15, 2020

I totally agree with this letter to the President asking for an END to stem cell research that involves the using and killing of innocent BABIES!

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Janna Bruce
September 14, 2020

God richly bless their efforts.

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Faith Whetstone
September 14, 2020

I totally agree!

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Mimi
September 14, 2020

Father God, Thank You for each legislator who signed this letter. We are grateful that they consider life sacred. We pray that You would put your favor upon each of them as they stand for life, recognizing the Creator of life. Would You put Your blessing and favor on this letter so that our President will take immediate and firm action on it to issue an Executive Order to end taxpayer funding of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. We bind all opposition to this in the mighty name of Jesus. We loose Your Spirit on our President to do what is righteous in Your sight. May all of Your people support this and pray toward that end. We commit this matter to You, giving You all thanksgiving and praise.

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Darlene Estlow
September 14, 2020

Thank you for this article. We pray that finding for embryonic stem cell research would end. Treatment with these stem cells has been proven to be ineffective and dangerous. May the wickedness cease and unborn children protected and favored.

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Kelly A Hiller
September 14, 2020

Totally needs to be done! ✍️

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Luanne
September 14, 2020

Abba! We pray for an end to this research using aborted babies. We know you have answers for each and every health issue, and we ask for research to be done with respect for the lives being formed in their mothers wombs. Shift this tide of evil against babies and children and human life in general. We declare America is your land and for your kingdom to come and your will to be done on earth as it is being done in heaven. Protect our babies in the womb and outside of the womb. You say in your word when the enemy comes in like a flood you will raise a standard against him. We cry out and repent for the millions of babies sacrificed to our idols. Have mercy. Bring honor and glory to your name and move President Trumps heart to follow your leading and protect America’s babies. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Mel Teoh
September 14, 2020

Good Morning Father-God:
Thank You for this article. Thank You that You allow us to be part of Your plan. We are grateful to know that You Are in control of every situation in the world that humanity have made mistake. Thank You for the love that You have sinful humanity. Thank You for Christ Jesus grace. Thank You for giving us new heart when we believe You. Thank You for the Holy Spirit staying in our heart, helping us to live our new life upholding Your value.

Thank You for Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., along with U.S. Representative Andy Harris, M.D., R-Md., led a group of 94 legislators from both chambers of Congress to continue protecting the sanctity of life.

Please give President Trump wisdom and understanding so that he can immediately take action on this matter, to issue an Executive Order to end taxpayer funding of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research and to redirect these scarce federal research dollars toward alternatives that make a real difference for patients.

Your will be done, Father God. In Jesus’ Name we pray and thank You. Amen.

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Melinda
September 14, 2020

Father we ask that you end human embryonic research. Protect the unborn and move on the consciences of those who make the decisions with regard to this type of testing.

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