Skip to comments.Use Aborted Children to Make up Shortfall of Transplant Organs: Oxford Stem Cell Expert
Posted on 03/12/2009 1:43:27 PM PDT by wagglebee
LONDON, March 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An Oxford University stem cell expert has urged the use of aborted children in organ transplants as a solution to the shortage of available organs. Sir Richard Gardner has called for a feasibility study on the possibility of obtaining organs from the bodies of aborted babies.
He said, "It is probably a more realistic technique in dealing with the shortage of kidney donors than others."
The Daily Mail reports that pro-life and Christian groups have called the proposal "morally abhorrent," and said it will result in abortions being timed to suit transplant patients.
Dr Peter Saunders, of the Christian Medical Fellowship, said the transplants would be immoral as every human being, even the unborn, deserved "protection, respect, wonder and empathy."
Fears that this suggestion will create a trade in aborted children have their justification in the work of US pro-life groups who have in the past uncovered the relationship between the abortion industry and the trade in aborted body parts for medical research and the creation of vaccines. (See: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/nov/07113008.html)
In 2005, the trade in aborted fetuses made headlines after reports came from Ukraine that newborn babies were disappearing from maternity wards to fuel the increasing demand for body parts. One Ukrainian research institute was advertising fetal body parts, such as "Foetus spleen cells," and "fragments of foetus spine," for sale in medical research.
Read related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Premature Live Babies Taken from Ukraine Maternity Wards Sold For Body Parts?
Use of Abortion Victim's Body Parts for Research Has Become Major Industry
Trafficking in Body Parts a Natural Extension of De-Humanizing Abortion Culture
No, they will actually start conceiving babies to cut up and use for "spare parts".
“No, they will actually start conceiving babies to cut up and use for “spare parts”. “
Exactly why Bush rightfully opposed embryonic stem cell research to begin with.
If you have to resort to destroying life to “save” it, you’ve lost your humanity.
A sick world we live in.
Um, that is precisely what this wicked man has just approved of doing. Embryos are humans at an earliest age. The current occupant of the Oval Office just signed an EO removing restriction upon conceiving humans to harvest their body parts for research using taxpayer’s monies. [[ Yes, the stem cells of the embryo-aged human are the body parts of that very young human being. ]]
Paging Dr. Mengele for sick experiments. Shame on them!
And the secular humanists make another great leap forward in ethics.
Being as good as they can be.
Is this even possible?
Seriously, what's next?
We knew this was coming, didn’t we?
Absolutely. It was always a given that there will be totally immoral, ethically challenged, sick individuals that will view the new ruling by bRack as open season on the fetus. Brave New World indeed.
Disgusting. There is no right to someone else’s organs.
thats the next step I guess
maybe O will pay women to do it
We need to pray for the conversion of America to a culture of life.
just like its wrong to destroy capitalism to “save” it
Agreed. This is only the beginning...