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Pro-Life Groups: Boycott Pepsi for Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines
LifeNews.com ^ | May 25, 2011 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/25/2011 10:10:22 AM PDT by julieee

Pro-Life Groups: Boycott Pepsi for Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines

Washington, DC -- Dozens of pro-life groups are calling on pro-life Americans to boycott PepsiCo because it has contracted with a company that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavor enhancers.

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/25/pro-life-groups-boycott-pepsi-for-using-aborted-fetal-cell-lines/

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; boycott; fetalcells; hek293; moralabsolutes; pepsi
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1 posted on 05/25/2011 10:10:28 AM PDT by julieee
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To: julieee

If this is true then this is BEYOUND goulish.


2 posted on 05/25/2011 10:14:51 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers!)
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To: julieee

Ewww, that can’t help with the taste.


3 posted on 05/25/2011 10:15:56 AM PDT by Teacher317 (really?)
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To: julieee

Try New “Pepsi DNA” - now with TWICE the fetal cell content of our closest competitor!

“The drink with better flavor than THIS one hasn’t been born yet!”


Seriously, doesn’t a food product made using cells from dead baby skirt dangerously close to cannibalism?


4 posted on 05/25/2011 10:19:39 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: wagglebee

ping


5 posted on 05/25/2011 10:21:56 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: Nightshift

gnip


6 posted on 05/25/2011 10:22:48 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: WayneS

Okay. It’s still pretty darned ghoulish, but apparently not cannibalistic.

The fetal stem cells are used to ‘test’ the sweetener in some way.


7 posted on 05/25/2011 10:23:08 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: julieee

makes me want to barf the diet wild cherry pepsi I’m drinking,...better buy some zero later


8 posted on 05/25/2011 10:24:39 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: LucyT

fyi for any possible pepsi drinkers


9 posted on 05/25/2011 10:26:01 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: julieee

But the govt is going to ban certain health supplements? Yet this is ok?


10 posted on 05/25/2011 10:26:43 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: julieee

The Taste of a New Generation?


11 posted on 05/25/2011 10:28:37 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: WayneS

The company is TESTING products on receptors that come from clones of clones of clones of ... cells that came from an abortion that occurred 40 years ago.

These are used for many, many things. I would be very surprised if there’s a single FReeper who hasn’t used products benefitting from this cell line.


12 posted on 05/25/2011 10:34:08 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: julieee

Pepsi owns KFC, pizza hut, taco bell


13 posted on 05/25/2011 10:34:46 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: julieee

I’ve already been boycotting Pepsi for their substandard flavor and Obama-esque new logo, so consider it done!


14 posted on 05/25/2011 10:35:05 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (PAVE THE PLANET!!)
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To: julieee

Someone remind me: There was a Pepsi ad in China which translated “Pepsi brings life” in a way which made it seem like they were claiming to resurrect your dead ancestors?


15 posted on 05/25/2011 10:35:25 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Mount Athos

“Pepsi owns KFC, pizza hut, taco bell”

These were spun off some time ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yum!_Brands


16 posted on 05/25/2011 10:36:51 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (PAVE THE PLANET!!)
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To: dangus

I believe you are confusing Pepsi with Coke. The offending ad was “Coke adds life!” Which when translated into Chinese was, “Coke brings your ancestors back from the dead!”


17 posted on 05/25/2011 10:41:31 AM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Mount Athos

Wrong. Pepsi does NOT own KFC, pizza hut OR taco bell, although it used to.

Those chains are now owned by “Yum! Brands”.


18 posted on 05/25/2011 10:43:50 AM PDT by dangus
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To: julieee
"Dozens of pro-life groups "
wow....just wow....just who are these "dozens" of groups???? anytime I see or hear of an article that starts like this, i get very suspicious.....
19 posted on 05/25/2011 10:48:33 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: Waryone

I checked it out with snopes.com.
(Yes, I know snopes is just two liberals and their computer.)
According to them, the offending phrase was supposedly “Come alive with Pepsi,” although in reality, the U.S. ad campaign was “Come alive; you’re in the Pepsi generation.” They claim there’s no record of the campaign in China, but Pepsi has never denied it.

Other potentially mythical blunders:

These are the nominees for the Chevy Nova Award. This is
given out in honor of the GM’s fiasco in trying to market this
car in Central and South America. “No va” means, of course,
in Spanish, “it doesn’t go”.

1. The Dairy Association’s huge success with the campaign
“Got Milk?” prompted them to expand advertising to Mexico. It
was soon brought to their attention the Spanish translation
read “Are you lactating?”

2. Coors put its slogan, “Turn It Loose,” into Spanish, where
it was read as “Suffer From Diarrhea.”

3. Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the
following in an American campaign: “Nothing sucks like an
Electrolux.”

4. Clairol introduced the “Mist Stick,” a curling iron, into
Germany only to find out that “mist” is slang for manure. Not
too many people had use for the “Manure Stick.”

5. When Gerber started selling baby food in Africa, they used
the same packaging as in the US, with the smiling baby on the
label. Later they learned that in Africa, companies routinely
put pictures on the labels of what’s inside, since many people
can’t read.

6. Colgate introduced a toothpaste in France called Cue, the
name of a notorious porno magazine.

7. An American T-shirt maker in Miami printed shirts for the
Spanish market which promoted the Pope’s visit. Instead of “I
saw the Pope” (el Papa), the shirts read “I Saw the Potato”
(la papa).

8. Pepsi’s “Come Alive With the Pepsi Generation” translated
into “Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave” in
Chinese.

9. The Coca-Cola name in China was first read as “Kekoukela”,
meaning “Bite the wax tadpole” or “female horse stuffed with
wax”, depending on the dialect. Coke then researched 40,000
characters to find a phonetic equivalent “kokou kole”,
translating into “happiness in the mouth.”

10. Frank Perdue’s chicken slogan, “It takes a strong man to
make a tender chicken” was translated into Spanish as “it
takes an aroused man to make a chicken affectionate.”

11. When Parker Pen marketed a ball-point pen in Mexico, its
ads were supposed to have read, “It won’t leak in your pocket
and embarrass you.”
The company thought that the word “embarazar” (to impregnate)
meant to embarrass, so the ad read: “It won’t leak in your
pocket and make you pregnant!”

12. When American Airlines wanted to advertise its new
leather first class seats in the Mexican market, it translated
its “Fly In Leather” campaign literally, which meant “Fly Naked” (vuela en cuero)
in Spanish!


20 posted on 05/25/2011 10:50:50 AM PDT by dangus
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"Yes we can." Pepsi's logo is much like 0bama's.

Feed the children....to the people... .


21 posted on 05/25/2011 10:51:27 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

the CEO of pepsi is creepy scary and that is ON TOP of being a leftist liberal. (i think her sister is the creepy school administrator from the phoenix potter movie)


22 posted on 05/25/2011 10:54:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: WayneS

Testing of the artificial sweeteners doesn’t put the aborted baby body parts into the canned drinks. But the lack of moral foundation that allows pepsi, inc. to ignore such a practice IS getting into their cans.


23 posted on 05/25/2011 10:55:48 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: julieee

I have boycotted pepsi ever since they crafted their logo to resemble zer0’s and were blatantly supporting him in the election.


24 posted on 05/25/2011 10:56:56 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: julieee

What marketing genius thought this one up? If Pepsi uses aborted babies’ fetal cells in its products or to test its products, it is going to be incredibly damaging. I will stop using any Pepsi product and I’m sure a lot of other people will too. Even if they are not strongly Pro-Life. It is absolutely ghoulish.


25 posted on 05/25/2011 10:57:38 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Gondring

In that case, I call on all freepers to boycott themselves for the good of huge manatees.


26 posted on 05/25/2011 11:17:25 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: julieee

Vaccine makers use the same fetal cells.


27 posted on 05/25/2011 11:17:32 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: joe fonebone

Seeing how ALI and RTL both of state chapters, and most Catholic parishes have a pro-life organization, I find the claim very easy to believe.


28 posted on 05/25/2011 11:20:06 AM PDT by dangus
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To: MHGinTN

What happens to a person that drinks something that has had a lack of moral foundation put into the can along with the soda?


29 posted on 05/25/2011 11:22:25 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Gondring

Please see Post#7.

Oh, and by the way, I was making a JOKE.


30 posted on 05/25/2011 11:29:22 AM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: Teacher317

Crap. I HATE Diet Coke...


31 posted on 05/25/2011 11:32:47 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Teacher317
"Ewww, that can’t help with the taste."

I agree. Especially since I keep reading it as FECAL cell.

32 posted on 05/25/2011 11:46:07 AM PDT by Spunky (Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.)
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To: julieee
I told people never to read the ingredents list on Mountain Dew. Soilent Dew is PEOPLE. Its PEOPLE!


33 posted on 05/25/2011 11:50:18 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: stuartcr

I apologize for making my pun too oblique ... the cans are the backsides of those who sell their souls for the empowerment they can gain.


34 posted on 05/25/2011 12:19:48 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: goodwithagun

Some not all. And you can actually request from the pediatrician that vaccines not produced this way be used on your child.


35 posted on 05/25/2011 12:21:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

No problem, I usually only get puns that are parallel or maybe perpendicular on a good day.


36 posted on 05/25/2011 12:27:59 PM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: WayneS
Please see Post#7.

Yes, I see that you got it wrong in #7, also.


Oh, and by the way, I was making a JOKE.

That's why you had to explain it in #7, eh?

Ha.   Ha.

There, I laughed.

:-)

37 posted on 05/25/2011 12:38:33 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: joe fonebone
wow....just wow....just who are these "dozens" of groups???? anytime I see or hear of an article that starts like this, i get very suspicious.....

Anytime I see LifeNews.com, I get very suspicious.

38 posted on 05/25/2011 12:40:09 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

You really ARE an a$$hole, aren’t you?


39 posted on 05/25/2011 12:42:55 PM PDT by WayneS ("I hope you know this will go down on your PERMANENT record...")
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To: dangus

“Coors put its slogan, “Turn It Loose,” into Spanish, where
it was read as “Suffer From Diarrhea.”

Perfect description!


40 posted on 05/25/2011 12:46:45 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: WayneS
You really ARE an a$$hole, aren’t you?

Nope.

41 posted on 05/25/2011 12:47:10 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: dangus

Here’s the paper:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC123709/


42 posted on 05/25/2011 12:47:52 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: stuartcr
In that case, I call on all freepers to boycott themselves for the good of huge manatees.


43 posted on 05/25/2011 12:59:18 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: MHGinTN

Some vaccines are only produced using cells from those aborted babies. I used to have a link to a chart, but I lost the link when my computer crashed. For example, there are no chicken pox vaccines available that have not used those cells.


44 posted on 05/25/2011 1:33:51 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: julieee
Drink a local bottler's soda, or your grocery store's brand...or (gasp!) drink WATER!
45 posted on 05/25/2011 1:43:39 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: julieee

That is just disgusting... And people drink for this?


46 posted on 05/25/2011 4:25:25 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

What makes you think Coke and other food companies are not using suppliers using clones of same cells?


47 posted on 05/25/2011 7:01:44 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Can we survive four more years of this regime's "progress?")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
The article has links showing it isn't just Pepsi. Of the ones listed, story updates show Campbell's had severed their ties with the testing company.

Nestlé, finally admitted its relationship with Senomyx and company officials claimed the line of cells from abortions was “well established in scientific research”.

Charming response from them, eh?

48 posted on 05/25/2011 8:25:49 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Can we survive four more years of this regime's "progress?")
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To: joe fonebone

Anytime I see or hear of an article that starts like this, i get very suspicious.....>>>>>

here is the ending of the article:

Pro-Life Waco, Houston Coalition for Life, Mother and Unborn Baby Fox Valley, Womankind, Billboards for Life, Movement for a Better America, Defenders of the Unborn, Focus Pregnancy Help Center, Idaho Chooses Life, EMC Frontline Pregnancy Centers of NY, Four Seasons for Life, CREDO, Life Choices, STOPP Dallas, CA Right To Life, Human Life Alliance, International Right to Life Federation, Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. LifeNews.com has joined the boycott call as well.


49 posted on 05/25/2011 10:21:41 PM PDT by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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To: julieee

most vaccines are made from fetal stem cell lines.


50 posted on 05/25/2011 10:23:24 PM PDT by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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