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
Sure, why not? Can they get ‘organ offsets’ to sell on margin?
This culture is doomed.
You had to know it was coming.
The Left (Democrats in the US) is the Party of Death.
This would be a huge profit-center for abortion clinics. And other than Trial Lawyers and Wall Street Investment Bankers, guess who contributes big bucks to Dem Politicians?
This is nothing when you think of the logical end: Aborted babies as a food source in Third World nations (that includes Detroit).
Nothing but a source of harvest for them.
there will be soon. *sarcasm off*
I think I’d rather be dead that live by the murder of another, especially a child that had no chance to defend himself.
I can’t wait for a gathering of medial ethicists to conclude that this it’s OK to do this, as long as the parents don’t share in the profits.
Kinder macht Ersatzteile.
Shhh, we aren’t supposed to ask where it comes from.
this is exactly what the left wants
when i think of this i wonder if we will have enough lamposts?
I’ve known it was coming for a long time, but I didn’t expect the vultures to talk about it so openly.
No surprises here. I have read articles stating that access to fetal tissue is the ultimate aim of the ESCR/Cloning cabal.
Late-term abortion. Premature birth. Born alive. Whatever.
Parts is parts.
How long can God stay his hand against a society which has grown so wicked?
Not until they raise them to the proper age so that the organs are a better match for mama. What would you say, around 10-12 years old?
"Why was I born, mama?" "Mama needs a heart transplant, sister."
I have MS and there is no way that I would ever want to be cured if it came from the cost of killing a baby.
This Sir Devil needs to be put on trial for pre-meditating murder.
Take a few moments to read A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift — Google it - it’s online - my keyboard is broken so I can’t type links or even a period to end this sentence — but I note that anyone who uses embryos to cure their problems might as well be eating newborns to stave off hunger
However nice and utiltarian it sounds, the parts of bodies are not there primarily to be used for other people in transplants. We have a situation now where these crackpot liberals and secular humanists in medicine and science are making these decisions without any grounding in morality or ethics. Frankensteins. A medical or science degree does not confer authority to make these kinds of decisions.
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