Sending Office: Honorable Mark Pocan
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Block Trump’s New Anti-Science Fetal Tissue Research Ban

Support the Pocan/Deutch/DelBene/Speier/Nadler/Raskin/Lee/DeGette/Lofgren/Khanna Amdt.

Supporting Groups: AIDS Action Baltimore, Alliance for Aging Research, American Academy of HIV Medicine, American Academy of Neurology, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Pediatrics, American
Physiological Society, American Society for Cell Biology, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Society of Hematology, American Thoracic Society, APLA Health, Associated Medical Schools of New York, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology,
Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of American universities, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Axis Advocacy, Brown University, Coalition for the Life Sciences, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Cornell University,
Council on Governmental Relations, Duke University, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Endocrine Society, Equity Forward, Harvard University, HIV Medicine Association, Infectious Disease Society of America, International Society for Stem Cell Research,
International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy, Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, Johns Hopkins University, NASTAD, National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, NMAC, Princeton University, Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV/AIDS, Research!
America, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Society of Family Planning, Stanford University, Stony Brook University, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Texans for Cures, The American Association
of Immunologists, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Treatment Action Group, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, UC San Francisco, UCLA, United States People
Living with HIV Caucus, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of California San Diego, University of California System, University of California – Davis, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University
of Pittsburgh, University of Washington, UW Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yale University  


Dear Colleague:

Since coming into office, the Trump Administration has attempted to curtail the government’s decades-long support for medical research that relies on fetal tissue. Last week, President Trump and Secretary Azar announced an immediate end to all NIH fetal
tissue research and created new arbitrary barriers to future NIH grants for this critical research.

This policy change threatens important life-saving research currently occurring, including research on diseases in infants and children, a cure for HIV/AIDs, and treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. We know the importance of fetal tissue research,
and its role in developing the major scientific advances of polio, measles and rubella vaccines.

Today’s amendment will ensure that the President’s new policy blocking fetal tissue research does not impede medical discoveries that could advance new treatments to save the lives of infants, people suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other debilitating

I urge you to SUPPORT this important amendment.


Mark Pocan

Member of Congress

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