In the Washington Post, NPR, and elsewhere, Professor Alta Charo discussed federal regulations regarding fetal-tissue donations for medical research. News agencies sought out Charo's expertise after a controversial undercover video surfaced in July.
- "Planned Parenthood and the cynical attack on fetal tissue research," Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2015.
- "Is it time to regulate fetal tissue donations?" U.S. News & World Report, September 4, 2015.
- "Why we need fetal tissue research," New York Times, August 14, 2015.
- "The use of aborted fetuses in medical research has 'saved the lives and health of millions'" ThinkProgress, August 13, 2015.
- "The New England Journal of Medicine Fact-Checks the Republican Debate," Forbes, August 12, 2014.
"UW’s Alta Charo: Republicans have changed their tune on research using fetal tissue, entangling it with abortion debate," The Capital Times, August 12, 2015.
- “NIH, FDA tied to fetal-tissue firm,” Politico, August 8, 2015.
- “ Fetal Tissue in Medical Research,” KCRW, August 5, 2015.
- “Yes, Republicans are outraged about Planned Parenthood. But they used to support fetal tissue research,” Washington Post, August 4, 2015.
- “There are some states that finance [fetal tissue] research. There are private foundations and patient groups that finance research. And technically, they are not required to follow these rules, but in practice, they do.”
"Planned Parenthood controversy raises questions about fetal tissue research,” NPR News, July 31, 2015.
- “The reason why the procedure should not be altered solely to obtain
tissue is that the procedure is being done for the benefit of the woman,
and she deserves to get the medical standard of care,” Charo told
FoxNews.com. “She should not be put at added risk simply to obtain
“Planned Parenthood mum on whether docs skirting law by altering abortion methods,” Fox News, July 18, 2015.
- “Research has been going on since the early ’80s that used fetal tissue and implanted it into brains of patients,” said Alta Charo, professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. “It’s one of the several areas of research that prompted more comprehensive federal regulations.”
"Regulations cover fetal research,” Boston Herald, July 16, 2015.
- “When fertility doctors talk about ‘harvesting’ eggs, these words bring up a kind of cultural connotation and have been attacked over the years as treating individuals as though they are a natural resource and not people. The language tends to sound [jarring], but it is commonplace—not only in translation but in all areas of medicine.”
“Anti-choice lawmakers want to shut down Planned Parenthood because medical jargon sounds gross,” Fusion, July 15, 2015.
- “[The current rules] have been in place for a very long time under both Republican and Democratic administrations,” Charo said.
“Republicans call for investigations into Planned Parenthood,” Politico, July 15, 2015
Submitted by Law School News on September 8, 2015
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