Research grants from the March of Dimes
March of Dimes policy states that abortion is not the solution to the problem of birth defects. The March of Dimes has long maintained its neutrality on the issue of abortion. All grantees and contractors regardless of their personal opinions are prohibited from using March of Dimes funds for abortion research, to pay for abortions, or to give directive advice concerning abortions. Fetal tissue research does not violate this policy if applicable federal regulations are adhered to.