Date: October 12, 2020
“Will pro-lifers turn away from Trump after he used the experimental treatment he got in the hospital?
One of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 treatments was developed using testing with cells that originally came from an abortion, a common process that the Trump administration has tried to restrict.
The treatment was an experimental antibody cocktail made by the American biotech company Regeneron. The company confirmed to the MIT Technology Review that its testing involved using cells that were originally obtained from a fetus aborted in the 1970s, though those cells were not used to make the treatment.
Trump announced his coronavirus diagnosis early Friday and spent three nights at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he received supplemental oxygen, a steroid typically used in severe COVID-19 cases, and the experimental antibody cocktail.
In a video from the hospital, Trump called the treatments he was getting — which most Americans do not have access to — “miracles coming down from God.