Trump’s COVID “Cure” Was Developed With Fetal Cells

The New York Times reports:

The antibody cocktail for Covid-19 that President Trump touted on Wednesday afternoon was developed with cells originally derived from fetal tissue, a practice that the president had repeatedly condemned. In June 2019, the Trump administration suspended federal funding for most new scientific research involving fetal tissue derived from abortions.

“Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a prepared statement. “Intramural research that requires new acquisition of fetal tissue from elective abortions will not be conducted,” the statement added.