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...
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.
I believe we are witnessing what happens when He withdraws His Grace from U.S. Wicked men become the leaders and plunge the nation even ddeper into depravity of the soul.
Take heart: America has had secular episodes like this in its past; they do not last long and are followed by a rebirth of faith amongst the citizens of this country.
Does not do anything for the moment, but I know it will get better. 8D
Abortion mills to become organ farming/harvesting operations. “Donor” moms will be recuited for $$$.
There is a very short trip from using embryonic stem cells to “just growing the embryo a bit more” and harvesting the organs.
That’s what is wrong with using embryonic stem cells..
Hey, Zero is giving us all another thirteen bucks a week, you should be able to get a new keyboard in no time.
A modern day “Modest Proposal”. The butchered children would make a marvelous source of protein too. I mean - why waste anything.
There doesn’t seem to be a bottom for these people. The depths of their depravity is apparently limitless.
Actually, they could just feed the "useless" baby parts to their dogs. Why waste? /s
If life has no value, nothing has value.
Come soon Lord Jesus!
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