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Clinics Use Tissue From Babies Killed in Abortions for Cosmetic Injections
LifeNews.com ^ | August 8, 2006 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 08/09/2006 1:00:04 AM PDT by DaveTesla

London, England (LifeNews.com) -- Women from around the world are traveling to clinics in various locations that are now offering face lifts and cosmetic surgery using tissue from babies who have been killed by abortions.

Pro-life advocates are strongly condemning the practice and saying the taking of human life is never warranted -- especially for such a self-serving purpose. Women like Susan Barrington, a 52-year-old housewife from England, are heading to places such as Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Moscow and Rotterdam to obtain the treatments.

She has been given the final go-ahead form a local clinic to travel abroad for the treatment that promises to make her look 10 years younger and doesn't mind that lives have been sacrificed to enhance her beauty.

To produce the treatments, clinics are using tissue from babies killed in abortions from 6 to 12 weeks into pregnancy and stem cells obtained from destroying human embryos to inject into a client's face. The fetal cells then begin a supposed rejuvenation process that makes the skin look younger.

To obtain the cells, women in underdeveloped nations are paid up to $200 dollars to carry a baby up to the optimum eight to 12 week period when the fetuses are “harvested” for their stem cells which are then sold to exclusive cosmetic clinics.

Both pro-life advocates and scientists who favor stem cell research are upset by the promotion of these injections.

UK stem-cell researcher Colin Blakemore told the London Daily Mail newspaper that the therapies are "highly experimental" and risk damaging the reputation of legitimate stem cell researchers.

He also complained that these clinics were located in tourist destinations and unregulated by any international body.

"And if anything goes wrong afterwards, it is hushed up to prevent damage to the business," he told the newspaper.

In a statement given to LifeNews.com, Concerned Women for America condemned scientists for using tissue from abortions and embryonic stem cells for the treatments.

“This fad illustrates the extremes to which embryonic stem cell use can lead," CWA senior fellow, Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, said. “It is hard to believe that such atrocities are going on today."

"The ethical and moral ramifications of such treatments are staggering; the experimental aspects are equally troubling," Crouse explained.

"Not only is the origin of the fetuses immoral and inhumane; there are medical problems and complications associated with the injections," Crouse concluded. "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.”

Some of the clinics include the Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Barbados where injections are done using tissue from aborted babies. The clinic is located in the luxurious Villa Nova hotel, where American and Russian scientists have targeted upper class British and American women.

More than 50 clinics exist in Moscow, the Russian capital, including the Cellulite Clinic. There, cells from a wide range of sources including aborted babies and human embryos are used.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abomination; abortion; baal; bloodmoney; medicaltourism; murderformoney; stemcells; utterselfishness

1 posted on 08/09/2006 1:00:05 AM PDT by DaveTesla
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To: All
as grisly as that picture is if things keep going the way they are that will be next.

New York Times head line:

Eating Babies is Good for Your Skin/Sex Life/ whatever

God help us.
where is the outrage?
2 posted on 08/09/2006 1:35:26 AM PDT by graced (some people are just unharvested free-range soylent green)
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To: DaveTesla

Goya's Saturn[Cronos] works here on a lot of symbolic levels.

The 'eating' of children in a vain attempt to stall the ravages of 'time'.
The destruction of youth to prevent it from conquering you.

Very fitting.

Bravo.


3 posted on 08/09/2006 2:44:06 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent)
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To: DaveTesla

What kind of ghoulish self-absorbed POS woman would submit herself to injections of tissue from an aborted fetus. This sounds too ghoulish to be true.


4 posted on 08/09/2006 3:07:27 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: DaveTesla

Inconceivably evil.


5 posted on 08/09/2006 3:19:11 AM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings...Modesty hides my thighs in her wings...)
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To: DaveTesla

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1680242/posts


6 posted on 08/09/2006 3:24:02 AM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: DaveTesla
Same story here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1680242/posts
7 posted on 08/09/2006 3:30:12 AM PDT by Clock King ("How will it end?" - Emperor; "In Fire." - Kosh)
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To: sgtbono2002
Women like Susan Barrington, a 52-year-old housewife...

A person raised on 50 years of moral relativism, that up is down, there is no evil, etc.

8 posted on 08/09/2006 3:33:36 AM PDT by Clock King ("How will it end?" - Emperor; "In Fire." - Kosh)
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To: DaveTesla; EternalVigilance; Liz
This crosses the gap from hedonistic conspicuous consumption to DESPICABLE consumption.

May the souls of these infants cry out every night and every time these 'consumers' look in the mirror.

L'enfant Terrible face-fate.
9 posted on 08/09/2006 3:50:59 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: DaveTesla

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=399376&in_page_id=1879&ico=Homepage&icl=TabModule&icc=FEMAIL&ct=5

"The attractive brunette has opted for a controversial stem- cell therapy where umbilical cord tissue from new-born babies will be injected into her body."

The article relating to this and a quote from it. Doesn't sound like they are killing babies but using cord tissue from new borns.


10 posted on 08/09/2006 4:23:43 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore
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To: Not gonna take it anymore
> "... stem- cell therapy where umbilical cord tissue from new-born babies will be injected into her body." ... The article relating to this and a quote from it. Doesn't sound like they are killing babies but using cord tissue from new borns.

That's true, but this is not a "read the article" thread, this is a "let's all get worked-up" thread.

Conjuring images of depraved people eating babies are much more interesting than reading articles.

11 posted on 08/09/2006 6:26:39 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

Understood.


12 posted on 08/09/2006 6:49:37 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore
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To: Not gonna take it anymore
"Doesn't sound like they are killing babies but using cord
tissue from new borns."


Looks to me you did not read your own article.
Or you guys an apologist for this evil?



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=399376&in_page_id=1879&ico=Homepage&icl=TabModule&icc=FEMAIL&ct=5

Nothing to see here, move along, right?

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.

The upmarket clinic opened last year in one of the
island's most luxurious hotels - Villa Nova - after
Ukrainian stem-cell researchers, who have been secretly
pioneering stem-cell studies with aborted human foetuses
for 20 years, teamed up with U.S. investors backed by the
Caribbean tourist industry.

The aim was to attract wealthy British and American stem-
cell tourists for treatment, avoiding the strict ethical
barriers to such treatment enforced in Europe and America.
The clinic is so busy it has a waiting list of more than
1,000 patients for cosmetic treatments and has treated
dozens of British women. The promise: The clinic claims
that the foetal tissue derived from elective abortions at
six to 12 weeks is rich in regenerative stem cells. 'We
inject the cells taken from the liver tissue of human
foetuses directly into the vein in the back of your hand,
' explains the well-spoken English consultant Jenny, who
gives telephone consultations to potential patients.

'The results are incredible. You'll feel and look
different after a month because these cells help the body
to regenerate itself. The effects last for approximately a
year before it needs to be "topped up'' '.

Despite criticism from Church leaders and religious groups
on the Island, Barnett Suskind, chief executive of IRM, is
unapologetic about the treatment he carries out. 'It is
the most natural form of healing there is - in ten years,
everyone will be doing this,' he says. 'You think better,
sleep better, and look better. Your quality of life
improves and your libido certainly improves.' The
reality: 'The science behind the treatments on offer at
IRM is based on the theory that stem cells from aborted
foetuses may search out damaged and dead cells in the body
and work to repair and replace them,' says Dr Stephen
Minger, director of stem cell biology at King's College,
London.

'But what this clinic is doing raises serious issues. For
a start, it is not regulated by any medical board and
there is no documented evidence or controlled clinical
trials to back up their claims. More worryingly, there is
no proof that the tissue is obtained from truly elective
abortions rather than financially induced ones.

'Research shows that they openly import foetuses from
poverty-stricken provinces in Ukraine and Russia, preying
on the financially desperate to treat vain Western women.'

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.

Nearby Ukraine is home to Emcell, the world's largest
clinic that has openly experimented in stem-cell therapy
for the past 15 years and administers hundreds of anti-
ageing therapies a year.

The promise: Treatments range from the injection of stem
cells from animals such as cows and pigs to injecting
cells taken from the umbilical cords or livers of aborted
human foetuses. 'Foetal tissue has been shown to be highly
rich in regenerative stem cells which, when injected into
adults,
helps the body fight the ageing process,' says Dr
Elena Bochkaryova.

'I have had patients who leave my clinic after a course of
injections looking and feeling ten years younger than when
they came in.' The reality: RUSSIA and the Ukraine
currently top the world abortion league, with more of the
operations carried out here than anywhere else on earth.
Evidence gathered by the Moscow police department has
shown a growing black market in aborted foetuses, which
are smuggled into Russia from the Ukraine and Georgia.

Here, poverty-stricken young women are paid 200 U.S.
dollars to carry babies up to the optimum eight to 12-week
period - thought to be best for harvesting stem cells.
They are then sold on to cosmetic clinics.

'The cavalier attitude of Russian cosmetic surgeons is
grotesque,' says Dr Minger. 'The origin of the cells is
ethically immoral. Furthermore, they don't bother to test
for compatibility between the cells injected and the
patient who receives them. Medical risks from
complications can include infection, tumours and rejection
of foreign tissue.'

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.

'Stem-cell therapy is the future. It's just unfortunate
that there is so much opposition to it in the West,' Rader says.

The reality: Debra Huff-Rader, director of physician and
patient relations, is deliberately vague when I ask where
the foetuses are sourced, saying only that they are from
the former Soviet republic of Georgia. But she invites me
to speak with Rader himself.

'Because Rader is acting outside America, his work falls
outside U.S. regulations on stem-cell therapy,' says Dr
Minger. 'Patients risk at best wasting a lot of money on a
treatment that is not proven in clinical trials and at
worst one that is putting their health at serious risk.'
13 posted on 08/09/2006 9:36:41 AM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: dayglored
"That's true, but this is not a "read the article" thread, this is a "let's all get worked-up" thread."

So maybe you should read it.
It is true.
14 posted on 08/09/2006 9:38:58 AM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: sgtbono2002
What kind of ghoulish self-absorbed POS woman would submit herself to injections of tissue from an aborted fetus.

The same kind who'd abort a baby because it "inconveniences" her life? If one can dehumanize a baby in order to kill it, then one can put this "tissue" to cosmetic use without batting an eye.

15 posted on 08/09/2006 11:26:46 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: DaveTesla
You're correct, I didn't read the entire article. Or you guys an apologist for this evil? But that was unnecessary.
16 posted on 08/09/2006 12:02:41 PM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore
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To: Salamander
Ball, Molech, Ashtoreth, the tophet right out of the
valley of Hinnon (hell, Hades) the star god of Saturn.

Do you think this is what Goya had in mind when he painted this?
17 posted on 08/09/2006 12:08:29 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore
My apologies, but this stuff boils my blood.
I am going home and kiss my newborn son.
18 posted on 08/09/2006 12:10:19 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: sgtbono2002

Good article

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moloch


19 posted on 08/09/2006 12:19:12 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: DaveTesla
Apology accepted.

Just so you understand, I don't believe in embryonic stem cell research.

When my daughter was pregnant she was pushed to get an amniocentesis because of her age. That increases the risk to the baby. My question was: Are you planning on an abortion if they find something wrong?

Her answer: Of course not.

Then don't put the baby at additional risk.

She didn't get the test.
20 posted on 08/09/2006 1:14:02 PM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore
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To: DaveTesla

Baal worship -- an appeal to evil by going against God and nature.


21 posted on 08/09/2006 6:45:50 PM PDT by cyn
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To: cpforlife.org

You might be interested in this.


22 posted on 08/09/2006 7:17:12 PM PDT by Between the Lines (Be careful how you live your life, it may be the only gospel anyone reads.)
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To: Between the Lines; Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
"Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority ... to defend the lives of the innocent ... among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates ... do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors and others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cries from earth to heaven"

--Pope Pius XI Encyclical Casti Connubii No. 67 December 31, 1930 (excerpt)
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/pius_xi/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_31121930_casti-connubii_en.html

Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

23 posted on 08/10/2006 9:29:53 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: DaveTesla; cpforlife.org

...a thousand words...


24 posted on 08/10/2006 4:09:07 PM PDT by .30Carbine
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To: DaveTesla
Babies -- Bought, Sold and Traded, in the Ukraine they sold baby parts for Skin Rejuvination, in Canada they sold "fresh" embryos for embryonic stem cell research and in the USA, physicians pressure parents to abort babies with certain birth defects. 
 
Pro-life advocates are decrying a grisly new outrage
Women Paid to Carry Baby to 12 Weeks before “Harvesting” for Beauty Treatments
A barbaric kind of beauty
Clinics Use Tissue From Babies Killed in Abortions for Cosmetic Injections

25 posted on 08/10/2006 4:24:55 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: DaveTesla

The more things change, the more they stay the same.


26 posted on 08/10/2006 7:26:37 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Coleus; DaveTesla

This is a bit off the subject, but this seems like a good place to make people aware of it. Apparently (in U.S.) some "mandatory notification law" went into effect in July about patients consenting to have "biological waste" go to "anonymous genetic research programs or institutions". I was presented with this form, and checked the "NO" box and sign it (to the surprise of the clerk).

Here's all I know. Today I went for an x-ray concerning my ankle. Upon checking into the hospital, they did all the usual paperwork about insurance, etc, etc, and then the clerk stuck a one page, small-print paper in front of me to sign.

The gist was by NOT signing, the hospital assumes my permission to SEND ANY of my left-over blood from routine tests, or other "biological waste" to "places conducting medical research". The clerk explained to me how important research is and why they need to be able to take all this "leftover" stuff from patients.

In answer to my numerous questions, here's what I surmised:

My own blood or other things can be sent to any lab, university, hospital or research institute of their choosing, including those conducting researach using fetuses or stem-cells.

The research is not detemined in advance, but materials are given as demand is made from various institutions.

If I refuse to have my "waste" used for these purposes, it's "disposed of in the usual manner".

I could not get clarification on what is done specifically with "waste" other than blood or organs from operations. The clerk just assured me it was nothing to worry about because no one's name or information is attached to the stuff that they send out to researhers.


27 posted on 08/10/2006 7:53:30 PM PDT by baa39 (Quid hoc ad aeternitatem?)
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