Anti-abortion groups say they stand behind Trump’s use of a drug tested on cells derived from an aborted fetus because the president ‘was not involved with that abortion’

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NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images An antibody cocktail President Trump received for his COVID-19 treatment was tested using stem cells derived from a fetus that was aborted in 1972 in the Netherlands.  Anti-abortion organizations have spoken out against the use of these stem cells, which have been lab-engineered and duplicated, to test vaccines. Trump has also restricted use of these stem cells in research. Three anti-abortion organization leaders told Insider that although the testing wasn't ethical, they stand behind Trump's decision. One said Trump has been "sensational on the life issues." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Anti-abortion groups told Insider they take no issue with the fact that one of ...read more...