Fact Check: Left Falsely Claims Trump’s Coronavirus Treatments Developed Using Fetal Tissue

Fact Check: Left Falsely Claims Trump’s Coronavirus Treatments Developed Using Fetal Tissue


CLAIM: Leftwing media are claiming the medications President Donald Trump was given to treat his coronavirus infection were developed using fetal tissue from aborted babies.

VERDICT: False. None of the medications Trump was given involved the destruction of human life.

The New York Times published a piece Wednesday with the headline, “The treatment that Trump touted as a ‘cure’ for Covid-19 was developed using cells derived from fetal tissue.”

Portraying Trump as a hypocrite, the Times wrote the “antibody cocktail” the president “touted on Wednesday afternoon was developed with cells originally derived from fetal tissue, a practice that his administration has moved to restrict.”

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Leftwing abortion rights advocates have long continued the narrative that aborted fetal tissue is needed to help create life-saving drugs.

The Times continued:

Mr. Trump last week received Regeneron’s cocktail of monoclonal antibodies — essentially, antibodies synthesized in living cells and administered to help the body fight

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