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Women Paid to Carry Baby to 12 Weeks before “Harvesting” for Beauty Treatments
LifeSiteNews ^ | 9 August 2006 | Hilary White

Posted on 08/08/2006 7:57:04 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

LONDON, August 8, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The ancient quest of fashionable women to stave off the effects of age has always left them open to the claims of swindlers. The latest edition of the snake oil chronicles, according to the UK’s Daily Mail, has a more “scientific” cachet and involves injecting stem cells gleaned from aborted babies as well as umbilical cord blood directly into the skin.

Scores of British women are opting for a procedure that stem cell experts are condemning as charlatanry. A private British clinic makes arrangements for well-to-do English women to travel to Rotterdam in the Netherlands for the treatment, which is as yet illegal in the UK. Treatment centres can be found online, the Mail reveals, offering “aesthetic stem cell treatments” for between £150 and £20,000.

The Daily Mail, however, only mentions the use of umbilical cord stem cells in these treatments and describes this as “barbaric,” while the paper’s editorial policy is in full support of abortion and embryonic stem cell research. The Mail conflates the debate on stem cells calling all stem cell research “controversial,” including ethically unproblematic and medically successful umbilical cord stem cell treatments.

Under the headline, “A Barbaric Kind of Beauty,” The Mail’s Andrea Thompson writes, “In America, President Bush has denounced stem-cell therapy even for medical purposes as 'godless', vetoing any public funding.” Bush, however, along with the pro-life community, has condemned only that stem cell research that results in the death of human beings at the embryonic stage of life.

While the Daily Mail misrepresents the nature of the stem cell debate, a US group has found the real barbarism. Concerned Women for America has discovered that the practice of abortion being used to provide tissue for beauty treatments in such exclusive clinics is widespread.

Concerned Women for America says that poor women are being paid up to $200 dollars to have their unborn children killed between 8 and 12 weeks gestation when the foetuses are “harvested” for their stem cells, which are then sold to exclusive cosmetic clinics.

Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Senior Fellow of CWA’s Beverly LaHaye Institute, said “It is hard to believe that such atrocities are going on today. These exclusive and exorbitant treatments are available in such varied locales as Barbados, Moscow, Dominican Republic and in Rotterdam.”

“Not only is the origin of the foetuses immoral and inhumane; there are medical problems and complications associated with the injections. This savage and repulsive ‘brave new world’ of human sacrifices in the quest for eternal youth is a prime example of the end results when all moral boundaries are destroyed,” Crouse continued.


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This is surely evil in its purest form!
1 posted on 08/08/2006 7:57:07 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

bump for later....


2 posted on 08/08/2006 8:02:11 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Moral absolutes ping.


3 posted on 08/08/2006 8:02:51 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

It must suck to be them.


4 posted on 08/08/2006 8:03:40 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Aussie Dasher

It's comforting to know they will burn in hell for an eternity to borrow a few days of fleeting physical beauty. The depths of their inner ugliness is boundless.


5 posted on 08/08/2006 8:04:04 PM PDT by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=399376&in_page_id=1879


6 posted on 08/08/2006 8:05:22 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Aussie Dasher
There will be FReepers who will be okay with this I am sure...

I think its pure evil.

7 posted on 08/08/2006 8:07:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Evil was the word that came to my mind also. Just when you think you have seen/heard it all as I just did reading about a father in San Antonio trying to sell his 13 year old daughter for sex - now this?? Beyond sick.


8 posted on 08/08/2006 8:08:21 PM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: Aussie Dasher

These people are SICK.


9 posted on 08/08/2006 8:08:28 PM PDT by NordP (America: There are more Patriots than Punks!)
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To: GeronL

How could any FReeper condone such satanic activity?


10 posted on 08/08/2006 8:08:58 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Destination: Barbados:

The Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The Treatment: Anti-ageing stem-cell injections made from aborted foetal tissue, £15,000 The past 12 months have seen this popular holiday resort become the stem-cell capital of the developed world, treating hundreds of patients in a year.
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Destination: Rotterdam

The PMC clinic

The treatment: Anti-ageing stem-cell injections composed of umbilical cord blood - £8,500. Consultations cost £150 per hour and take place in London's Wimpole Street with Dr Robert Trossell. His patients fly out to Holland, where treatment is carried out. Antiageing treatments involve being injected with stem cells extracted from the umbilical cords of babies who have had a natural birth to full term.

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Destination: New York

The Nabi Medspa

The treatment: The Frozen in Time Stem-Cell Facial - £150. The latest beauty treatment to hit Manhattan's spa scene has, according to the owner, already drawn a host of customers from the UK and Europe as well as wealthy New Yorkers. The facial involves an exfoliation and steam. The face is then covered in a moisturiser composed of cells harvested from the embryonic fluid of pregnant cows. The result according to Nabi's owner Ivy Cho is ' biological supremacy over ageing skin'.


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Destination: Moscow: The Cellulite Clinic.

The treatment: Anti-ageing injections of stem cells from aborted foetuses into thighs, buttocks and stomach -

£10,000 to £15,000 for a course of six.

More than 50 clinics, including this one, have sprung up in Russia's capital over the past three years to meet the demand from wealthy Russians and Westerners alike who flock to the global capital of cosmetic stem-cell therapy, where clinics use loopholes in the law to administer injections.

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Destination: Dominican Republic

Medra Clinic

The treatment: Foetal stem-cell injections from £15,000. Malibu psychiatrist William Rader, 67, previously owned a string of private clinics in LA dedicated to treating eating disorders. He recently founded Medra to offer stem-cell treatments to wealthy clients who wanted to combine a holiday on the exotic La Romana beach resort in the Dominican Republic with their stem-cell therapy.

He has arranged for hundreds of patients to be injected with cells taken from six to 12-week-old aborted foetuses since the clinic opened its doors. Initial consultations are done at Rader's LA surgery at Malibu beach. Arrangements are then made for patients to fly out to the luxury resort in the Dominican Republic to have the treatment administered. The promise: According to Medra's website, the foetal stem cell 'detects and then attempts to repair any damage or deficit discovered in the body, as well as releasing growth factors, which stimulate the body's own repair mechanisms.


11 posted on 08/08/2006 8:09:07 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Aussie Dasher

Josef Mengele lives.


12 posted on 08/08/2006 8:10:11 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Want to see something else thats pretty sicko? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1679571/posts How about using a 12-year old in a rape movie where she is naked on screen and simulating getting raped. She does things that "adult actresses would balk at" and they are oh so proud.

Her naked body will be all over the internet when this film is released. Child molesters will love this movie.

13 posted on 08/08/2006 8:11:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: Aussie Dasher

read this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1679571/posts


14 posted on 08/08/2006 8:12:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: GeronL

Sometimes words are just not enough...


15 posted on 08/08/2006 8:13:13 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: GeronL
You wrote, "There will be FReepers who will be okay with this I am sure..."

Where in the world did that come from? Anyone equipped with even the most rudimentary moral sense would view the harvesting of unborn children for cosmetic treatments as something vile beyond measure. Even the staunchest pro-choice advocates would have a hard time defending such an awful practice, and if you haven't noticed, Free Republic isn't exactly a haven for pro-choice advocates.

Frankly, though, I'm doubtful of the claim of the article. It's seems simply too horror movie-like to be true.
16 posted on 08/08/2006 8:16:37 PM PDT by Rembrandt_fan
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To: jennyp

Well, Jenny, this is what you get when you dehumanize the alive unborn. Does this utilization of the unborn meet with your approval since you don't think a human has materialized yet, until born? Now you understand why I've been calling the utilitarian harvesting CANNIBALISM.


17 posted on 08/08/2006 8:17:00 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Rembrandt_fan

we have embryonic stem cell research supporters and not just with existing lines


18 posted on 08/08/2006 8:17:57 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Sometimes words are just not enough...

My thoughts exactly ... speechless.

19 posted on 08/08/2006 8:19:03 PM PDT by annie laurie (All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Bring back Drawing and Quartering!!!!!


20 posted on 08/08/2006 8:19:13 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Rembrandt_fan

There are FReepers who defend kiddie porn with the "art" defense.


21 posted on 08/08/2006 8:20:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: Aussie Dasher

It enrages me. I have been spending hours now fantasizing about what I would do to these people if I were King of the World.


22 posted on 08/08/2006 8:22:47 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: Rembrandt_fan

You ought to pay a bit closer attention ... many here at FR do not believe a human being is there in the womb at early age. There are many at FR who are okay with harvesting embryos for their body parts ... by extension, this heinous utilization isn't going to actually bother them. If the harvesting for dissection were in the eighth or ninth month, well, maybe that would bother them, but even that can be rationalized away if it helps someone older.


23 posted on 08/08/2006 8:23:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Rembrandt_fan

I agree with you, I think this article is bad exaggeration.


24 posted on 08/08/2006 8:23:20 PM PDT by sig226 (There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who do not.)
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To: sig226
You have the coolest tagline ever, sig226, which means, I guess, that I've been in and around the software development and telecom industries for entirely too long.
25 posted on 08/08/2006 8:29:31 PM PDT by Rembrandt_fan
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To: GeronL
It is pure EVIL and YES, some "conservative" wanna be freepers will conjure up reasons why this is okay. They're sick too.
26 posted on 08/08/2006 8:36:35 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nmh

There is always a tiny group who can excuse anything... well .. to themselves


27 posted on 08/08/2006 8:37:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Anecdotal, but interesting:

Elizabeth Bathory

28 posted on 08/08/2006 8:41:06 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: sig226

So you choose to not believe the advertising from these chop shops? I guess that's the real meaning of 'choice' don'tchaknow. Hear no, see no, there ain't no ... as long as you can keep your ears closed and your eyes covered.


29 posted on 08/08/2006 8:43:28 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: daybreakcoming

you know, I used to think that aztecs were savages and that we were so much better than them. I guess I was wrong.

If jesus doesn't come back within the next 200 years I wonder what people will think of us.


30 posted on 08/08/2006 8:52:38 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: MHGinTN

Don't get snippy with me, pal. That article does not match what is described in the article it references. It does not ring true.


31 posted on 08/08/2006 9:11:37 PM PDT by sig226 (There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who do not.)
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To: Ainast
think we'll last that long?

the aztecs didn't have the "sophistication" that modern society has -- the education, standard of living, relative peace, religious instruction,etc.

This leaves the modern man far more culpable, collectively.

32 posted on 08/08/2006 9:12:29 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (let's all toast islam.)
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To: sig226

See post #11 ... pal.


33 posted on 08/08/2006 9:16:20 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"The latest edition of the snake oil chronicles, according to the UK’s Daily Mail, has a more “scientific” cachet and involves injecting stem cells gleaned from aborted babies as well as umbilical cord blood directly into the skin."

Did anyone notice in the Congress' embryonic stem cell debate that no mention was made of the current use of aborted babies' stem cells!!


34 posted on 08/08/2006 9:18:09 PM PDT by victim soul
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To: Aussie Dasher

I highly doubt it. This one has Urban Legend written all over it.


35 posted on 08/08/2006 9:21:24 PM PDT by killjoy (Dirka dirka mohammed jihad! Sherpa sherpa bakalah!)
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To: MHGinTN
I read it. I also read the lifesite article and I read the Daily Mail article on which it was based. If you can refer any of this to the accusation made in the article, that people are paying women to abort babies to get the stem cells, go ahead. The only stem cell therapy mentioned was in the Dominican Republic and probably not actually available there. The place is backwards.

Until you show me those things, I will take it as an exaggeration.

I'll continue to wait for the apology for your snotty remarks, too.

36 posted on 08/08/2006 9:22:11 PM PDT by sig226 (There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who do not.)
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To: Rembrandt_fan; sig226

Here you go, Rembrandt_fan. Never say I never gave you anything.

http://www.cafepress.com/buy/binary/-/pv_design_prod/p_getgeeky.21753969/pNo_21753969/id_9143779/fpt_/opt_/c_360/pg_


37 posted on 08/08/2006 9:22:38 PM PDT by libravoter (Live from the People's Republic of Cambridge)
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To: Aussie Dasher

You can guarantee that Planned Parenthood would be marketing the same said "services" here in the US if they were allowed to. This is exactly where the pro-death crowd wants to take abortion in the US - beyond just a convenience, but as an "alternative" beauty treatment...

this is about as sick as it gets.


38 posted on 08/08/2006 9:26:09 PM PDT by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of a Cancer on Society)
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To: daybreakcoming

What seems wrong to some is acceptable to others. We must respect each others' choices. Each must find his own truth.../sarc


39 posted on 08/08/2006 9:27:11 PM PDT by jwalburg (It wasn't the Executive that Thomas Jefferson referred to as "the Despotic Branch.")
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To: Aussie Dasher

When the handbasket's just not enough and only the Hell Express will do...


40 posted on 08/08/2006 9:29:57 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Whatever happened to Cynthia McKinney?)
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To: sig226

Here's a link direct from the Barbados site:
http://www.regenmd.com/conditions/aging.php


41 posted on 08/08/2006 9:33:12 PM PDT by jwalburg (It wasn't the Executive that Thomas Jefferson referred to as "the Despotic Branch.")
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To: Ainast
I think we were better than them. We have further to fall and falling we are in so many ways. The things I have read this evening have been very discouraging in regards to mankind and now I am feeling like a maudlin Irishman after a few pints. :o)

PS: 200 years is not soon enough

42 posted on 08/08/2006 9:36:35 PM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: Aussie Dasher

Are you sure this is not a new Urban Rumor?


43 posted on 08/08/2006 9:42:03 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: jwalburg
What seems wrong to some is acceptable to others. We must respect each others' choices. Each must find his own truth.../sarc

Uh-huh - I caught the sarc. Funny thing is, the more I see/hear - the closer I find my own truth. My head is clearing the sand quickly. :o)

44 posted on 08/08/2006 9:42:06 PM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: jwalburg

I have to confess I was sure this was an urban legend.

The only part that seems untrue is that women are puposefully having abortions for this treatment. The site says it's tissue from "elective abortions" in the US.

Not saying that's better or worse, just saying it ain't the same as what Lifesite.net says in their article above.


45 posted on 08/08/2006 9:44:21 PM PDT by libravoter (Live from the People's Republic of Cambridge)
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To: libravoter

Here's another one from the Guardian, a little more clear about girls getting paid for their fetuses, or foetuses as it says here. Your question made me look a little harder, and you're right. There wasn't much in the article posted here to back up the headline, but it looks like the practice really does exist:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1461654,00.html


46 posted on 08/08/2006 9:46:55 PM PDT by jwalburg (It wasn't the Executive that Thomas Jefferson referred to as "the Despotic Branch.")
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To: AmericanMade1776
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=399376&in_page_id=1879
Destination: Barbados:
The Institute for Regenerative Medicine
The Treatment: Anti-ageing stem-cell injections made from aborted foetal tissue, £15,000 The past 12 months have seen this popular holiday resort become the stem-cell capital of the developed world, treating hundreds of patients in a year.


ROFL!!!
This Daily Mail story is a hoax. It first appeared on the Drudge Retort.
The Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Barbados sponsored a study of stem cell treatment for advanced-stage heart failure.
In the study, ten patients with advanced-stage heart failure underwent open chest surgery during which human foetal-derived stem cells were injected into their hearts.
The "treatment" was actually performed in Ecuador, not Barbados.

I'll leave it to you to check out the other references cited in this bogus article.
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47 posted on 08/08/2006 9:49:03 PM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: libravoter
Also, this Observer-Guardian article includes this line:

Some are paid extra to have abortions late in their pregnancy.

Never underestimate human depravity.

48 posted on 08/08/2006 9:49:17 PM PDT by jwalburg (It wasn't the Executive that Thomas Jefferson referred to as "the Despotic Branch.")
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To: sig226

01, 10, 11, 100, 101, 110, 111, 1000, 1001, 1010 ...


49 posted on 08/08/2006 9:52:04 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: mugs99

Explain this one: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1461654,00.html


50 posted on 08/08/2006 9:52:08 PM PDT by jwalburg (It wasn't the Executive that Thomas Jefferson referred to as "the Despotic Branch.")
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