Skip to comments.Ukraine babies in stem cell probe (Healthy babies killed for stem cells?)
Posted on 12/13/2006 3:03:27 PM PST by Rutles4Ever
Healthy new-born babies may have been killed in Ukraine to feed a flourishing international trade in stem cells, evidence obtained by the BBC suggests.
Disturbing video footage of post-mortem examinations on dismembered tiny bodies raises serious questions about what happened to them.
Ukraine has become the self-styled stem cell capital of the world.
There is a trade in stem cells from aborted foetuses, amid unproven claims they can help fight many diseases.
But now there are claims that stem cells are also being harvested from live babies.
The BBC has spoken to mothers from the city of Kharkiv who say they gave birth to healthy babies, only to have them taken by maternity staff.
In 2003 the authorities agreed to exhume around 30 bodies of foetuses and full-term babies from a cemetery used by maternity hospital number six.
One campaigner was allowed into the autopsy to gather video evidence. She has given that footage to the BBC and Council of Europe.
In its report, the Council describes a general culture of trafficking of children snatched at birth, and a wall of silence from hospital staff upwards over their fate.
The pictures show organs, including brains, have been stripped - and some bodies dismembered.
A senior British forensic pathologist says he is very concerned to see bodies in pieces - as that is not standard post-mortem practice.
It could possibly be a result of harvesting stem cells from bone marrow.
Hospital number six denies the allegations.
Please correct my title ("healthy" not "helathy")
Rush Limbaugh made a passing remark about this story today. He says his morning update Thursday will address it.
I suspect that he will spend more time on it tomorrow and in the next week as time permits.
He has already addressed the ethics of killing fetuses so that he could perhaps hear again. This just makes it perfectly clear what is going on.
I wonder what Michael J. Foxx has to say about this.
Coming to the USA courtesy of the Democrat party.
It's only because gay couples are not legally allowed to adopt in this country! </snark>
I suspect this is a lot more common practice than in just the Ukraine.
Ping to LJ
This is too silly for words. If there was a "flourishing international trade in stem cells" from unverifiable sources, don't you think Dear Leader and the Chinese government's abortion clinics would be flooding the market? Not to mention the many third world countries where unwanted babies are a dime a dozen. And I'm supposed to believe that there's some ring of baby-thieves/butchers snatching wanted babies from maternity wards in the Ukraine, thus risking a long prison term in a Ukrainian prison or getting beaten to death by the mothers' relatives? These (white) babies can be (and frequently are) sold for thousands of dollars to shady adoption agencies and outright child slave/prostitute traffickers, usually by their parents. That would certainly be a much more profitable route for maternity ward baby-snatchers.
You can ping wagglebee too for moral absolutes articles. Sometimes I'm around and sometimes I'm not. Too bad I can't transmogrify myself and have two, one for FR and one for all the other stuff!
"Rush Limbaugh made a passing remark about this story today. He says his morning update Thursday will address it."
A must listen show on Thursday.
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As a nation, we hold no moral highground. We kill over a million babies a year for nothing more than inconvenience' sake.
Just sickening all around.
The "health care" workers who murdered babies for profit, apparently without parental consent or knowledge to boot, are the chief criminals here.
But, would they be doing this if rich westerners were not so eager to buy fetal stem cells?
Would the Chinese be murdering prisoners in the laogai for their body parts if rich westerners didn't offer them a profitable market in body parts?
Those who support fetal stem cell research in the US and other western countries are complicit in these murders, IMHO. If you offer people a reward for murdering babies, you shouldn't be surprised if they do it.