Skip to comments.Women Paid to Carry Baby to 12 Weeks before “Harvesting” for Beauty Treatments
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 UKs 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 papers 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 Mails 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 CWAs 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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Moral absolutes ping.
It must suck to be them.
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.
I think its pure evil.
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.
These people are SICK.
How could any FReeper condone such satanic activity?
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.
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.
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'.
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.
Destination: Dominican Republic
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.
Josef Mengele lives.
Her naked body will be all over the internet when this film is released. Child molesters will love this movie.
Sometimes words are just not enough...
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.
we have embryonic stem cell research supporters and not just with existing lines
My thoughts exactly ... speechless.
There are FReepers who defend kiddie porn with the "art" defense.
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.
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.
I agree with you, I think this article is bad exaggeration.
There is always a tiny group who can excuse anything... well .. to themselves
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.
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.
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.
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.
See post #11 ... pal.
"The latest edition of the snake oil chronicles, according to the UKs 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!!
I highly doubt it. This one has Urban Legend written all over it.
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.
Here you go, Rembrandt_fan. Never say I never gave you anything.
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.
What seems wrong to some is acceptable to others. We must respect each others' choices. Each must find his own truth.../sarc
When the handbasket's just not enough and only the Hell Express will do...
Here's a link direct from the Barbados site:
PS: 200 years is not soon enough
Are you sure this is not a new Urban Rumor?
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)
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.
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:
Some are paid extra to have abortions late in their pregnancy.
Never underestimate human depravity.
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