The Trump Administration Must Continue to Protect Life

Conservative Action Project — Monday, March 23, 2020

Washington, DC
Signatures updated: 3/24/2020

As the country grapples with the coronavirus crisis, it is critical that the Trump administration maintain its commitment to protecting life at all stages. This is especially true when it comes to attempts by the Left to take advantage of this vulnerable moment for Americans to push abortion policies.

The Trump administration’s department of Health and Human Services took the bold step of banning research using aborted fetal tissue last June, announcing that “promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration.”

We applaud that effort and urge the administration to sustain its commitment to life in this key area.

Research into a coronavirus vaccine is of the utmost importance, but must be scientifically focused. There is simply no need to expand into fetal tissue research when numerous, ethical alternatives exist, including the use of adult stem cells. In at least one small clinical trial, adult stem cells helped improve conditions of patients with serious coronavirus complications. Several more are on-going.

Moreover, it is reprehensible that researchers would use this crisis as a means to expand their access to taxpayer funding. This is not the time to pursue ethically dubious research when morally sound alternatives are already in progress.

Efforts are also underway to remove the Hyde amendment, to exempt abortion from surgery limitations during containment, and to encompass chemical abortions into telehealth. It is vital that the Trump administration make clear these are not acceptable efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic.

Vaccine research and efficient response in a pandemic of this nature is paramount. But so is the commitment to human life at every stage. Treatment should not be at any cost, certainly not when it comes to a disregard for human life. We urge the administration to remain committed to its bold policies to protect life at all stages.


Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
Tom McClusky
President
March for Life Action
Penny Y. Nance
President & CEO
Concerned Women for America
Marjorie Dannenfelser
President
Susan B. Anthony List
Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP
Jenny Beth Martin Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Executive Director, Conservative Partnership Institute
Rachel Bovard
Senior Director of Policy
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
Thomas Fitton
President
Judicial Watch, Inc.
The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Jessica Anderson
Vice President
Heritage Action for America
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute
The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)
David Bozell
President
ForAmerica
The Honorable Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
William L. Walton
President
Council for National Policy
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
Michael Farris
President, CEO & General Counsel
Alliance Defending Freedom
Eunie Smith
President
Eagle Forum
Catherine Glenn Foster
President and CEO
Americans United for Life
The Honorable James C. Miller III
Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1988
The Honorable Tom DeLay
Former Majority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives
Kristan Hawkins
President
Students for Life Action
The Honorable Scott Walker
President-Elect
Young America’s Foundation
Lewis K. Uhler
Founder and President
National Tax Limitation Committee
Rod D. Martin
Founder & CEO
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Sherri R. Martin
Executive Vice President
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Haley E. Martin
President
The Martin Foundation
Christina Murphy Lusk
Campaign for the American Future
Guillermo J. Aragon
Chief Financial Officer
Martin Imaging, Inc.
Benjamin Nieuwsma
Founder and CEO
Navigo
Shawn A. Mitchell
Former National Chaplain
National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA)
Dr. John C. Eastman
Salvatori Professor, Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute
Ellen Barrosse
Republican National Committeewoman, Delaware
Conservative Steering Committee of the RNC
Allen Hebert
Chairman
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston
Floyd Brown
Publisher
The Western Journal
Karen England
Executive Director
Capitol Resource Institute & NEVADA Family Alliance
Paavo Ensio
Chairman
Universal Minerals Group
Rob Chambers
Vice President
AFA Action
Jeff Hunt
Director
Centennial Institute
The Honorable Bill Owens
President
Coalition of African American Pastors
Seton Motley
President
Less Government
Dr. Ronald Seeley
Physician
Charlie Copeland
President
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Joan Holt Lindsey
President
Lindsey Communications
Jon Schweppe
Director of Policy and Government Affairs
American Principles Project
Dr. Mark A. Smith
President
Columbia International University
The Honorable Peter Thomas
Chairman
The Conservative Caucus
Reverend Frank Pavone
National Director
Priests for Life
William W. Pascoe, III
Board Member
Tea Party Patriots Action
Bob Carlstrom
President
AMAC Action
E.C. Sykes
General Partner
Aslan Ventures
Linda Paine
President and Co-Founder
Election Integrity Project California, Inc. (EIPCa)
Barry Meguiar
President
Ignite America
Dr. Frank Wright
President & CEO
D. James Kennedy Ministries
John F. Tate
President
JFT Consulting, Inc.
Joseph A. Morris
Attorney and Partner, Morris & De La Rosa
Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Reagan Administration
Dr. Paige Patterson
President
Sandy Creek Foundation
Penna Dexter
Co-host
Point of View Radio
Donna Rice Hughes
CEO
DRH Enterprises
Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
CorsiNation.com
The Honorable Mike Hill
Representative
Florida State House
Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
Richard Norman
Founder and President
The Richard Norman Company
Dr. Richard Rounsavelle
Trustee
Media Research Center
Elaine Donnelly
President
Center for Military Readiness
William Shaker
CEO
Washington Marketing Group
Andresen Blom
President
Hawaiian Values
C. Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund
Kay R. Daly
President
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
Lee Beaman
CEO
Beaman Automotive Group
Dr. Dale E. Bellis
President Emeritus
Liberty HealthShare
Amapola Hansberger
President
Legal Immigrants for America
Dean B. Nelson
Executive Director
Human Coalition Action
Ralph Benko
Chairman
The Capitalist League
Martha Boneta
President
Vote America First
Kielle Horton
President
The Lindsey Foundation
Brian Fisher
President
Human Coalition
Gregory Quinlan
President
The Center for Garden State Families
Mario Navarro da Costa
Director, Washington Bureau
Tradition, Family, Property
Gary Marx
Former Executive Director
Faith & Freedom Coalition
Ralph A. Rebandt, II
Lead Pastor
Oakland Hills Community Church
Saul Anuzis
President
60 Plus Association
James L. Martin
Founder/Chairman
60 Plus Association
Dr. Richard Lee
President
There’s Hope America
Gerard Kassar
State Chairman
NYS Conservative Party
Mario H. Lopez
President
Hispanic Leadership Fund
Ed Martin
President
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles
Rebekah Gantner
Executive Director
Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund
Dr. Carolyn McLarty
Republican National Committeewoman for Oklahoma
Republican National Committee
Lori Roman
President
American Constitutional Rights Union Action
Cindy Honcoop
State Director
Washington Eagle Forum
James C. Dobson Ph.D.
Founder & President
Dr. James Dobson Family Institute
Rob Gluskin
Managing Director
Gluskin Investment Partners
Craig Shirley
Reagan Biographer
Dr. Rick Scarborough
National Pastor Advisor
Jonathan Project
David N. Bossie
President
Citizens United
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
President
American Values
The Honorable Terrence Scanlon
Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ’85-89
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 1985-89
Glenn Preston Story
Co-founder & President
Patriot Mobile

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