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Equity Forward Slams Azar’s Decision to Restrict Funding for Lifesaving Research, Putting Millions of Lives at Risk

06.05.19 – Earlier today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the government would end as much as $100 million worth of federal funding used to research cures for diseases and conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, HIV, Zika and Autism.

In response, Equity Forward senior advisor Mary Alice Carter released the following statement:

“HHS Secretary Alex Azar is putting millions of dollars in lifesaving research at risk to please a small group of anti-abortion extremists. This decision will derail scientific advancements that could lead to cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s and HIV.

“The fact is: there is no scientific reason to endanger this vital research funding. Congress should use the power of the purse to put science ahead of ideology and continue funding these vital programs.”

Click HERE for Equity Forward’s fact sheet on the benefits of fetal tissue research.