Banks “Disappointed” in Trump’s choice for NIH Director

Indiana Republican Congressman Jim Banks is coming out against President Donald Trump’s choice to keep Dr. Francis Collins on as the Director of the National Institutes of Health.

“I am disappointed in the Trump Administration’s decision to keep Dr. Francis Collins as head of the NIH. Dr. Collins’ support of embryonic stem cell research, along with his comments that cloned embryos do not deserve the same moral protections as ‘naturally generated embryos,’ make him a less than an ideal fit for a pro-life administration. I am hopeful that Dr. Collins will turn away from embryo-killing research as he continues his tenure as NIH Director.”

Last month, Banks led a letter asking Trump to consider replacing Collins with a NIH Director who is “more aligned” with the President’s pro-life agenda.