Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus ‘ordinary business’
Life Site News ^ | 3/5/2012 | John Henry Weston

Posted on 03/06/2012 5:43:37 AM PST by IbJensen

LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders.

In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obama’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCo’s use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to produce flavor enhancers falls under “ordinary business operations.”

The letter signed by Attorney Brian Pitko of the SEC Office of Chief Counsel was sent in response to a 36-page document submitted by PepsiCo attorneys in January, 2012. In that filing, PepsiCo pleaded with the SEC to reject the Shareholder’s Resolution filed in October 2011 that the company “adopt a corporate policy that recognizes human rights and employs ethical standards which do not involve using the remains of aborted human beings in both private and collaborative research and development agreements.”

Click “like” if you want to end abortion!

PepsiCo lead attorney George A. Schieren noted that the resolution should be excluded because it “deals with matters related to the company’s ordinary business operations” and that “certain tasks are so fundamental to run a company on a day-to-day basis that they could not be subject to stockholder oversight.”

Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, the organization that exposed the PepsiCo-Senomyx collaboration last year was “appalled by the apathy and insensitivity” of both PepsiCo executives and the Obama administration.

“We’re not talking about what kind of pencils PepsiCo wants to use – we are talking about exploiting the remains of an aborted child for profit,” she said. “Using human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) to produce flavor enhancers for their beverages is a far cry from routine operations!”

PepsiCo also requested the resolution be excluded because it “probed too deeply into matters of a complex nature upon which shareholders cannot make an informed judgment.”

“In other words, PepsiCo thinks its stockholders are too stupid to understand what they are doing with the remains of aborted children,” Vinnedge stated. “Well they are about to find out just how smart the public really is when they turn up the heat on the world-wide boycott!”

Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey has proposed a bill SB1418 banning the sale of products that are developed with or contain aborted fetal remains. In the case of Pepsi products, the cells derived from the aborted fetus do not end up in the final product.

“We commend the Senator for his courageous move,” noted Vinnedge. “The public is already saying no thanks to all Pepsi beverages and Pepsi Next is just that – the “next” product to avoid!”

To date, the world-wide boycott has expanded to include Canada, Germany, Poland, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand.

For more information visit Children of God for Life.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: nobama; nopepsi; pepsico
These are human cells of murdered human beings. It is unethical for any company to use them to make money. According to the natural law, it is most likely unhealthy also. For every one child born, eight more are killed. I will refrain from using the myriad of Pepsi products.
1 posted on 03/06/2012 5:43:40 AM PST by IbJensen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

2 posted on 03/06/2012 5:46:26 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

Further proof the world is upside down.

Pepsi uses cells from aborted babies to make a product for human consumption and not a word from the MSM.

Soylent Green should be the name of the product....

In fact that should be the Pro-Life protest banner, used against Pepsi.

Isn’t there a law regarding the disposal of aborted babies?

There certainly is for all other “surgical waste”!!!


3 posted on 03/06/2012 5:49:27 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

The whole venture (of Pepsi, not the boycott) sounds highly artificial and implausible. How are these “fetal cells” supposed to report back how a soft drink tastes? How are they double checked (yes, by old fashioned taste tests by living humans)? Why does not old fashioned chemistry suffice (apparently it does for Coca Cola, which has no notorious quality problems)? It is ridiculous on its face.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 5:50:02 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

So, what is going on here? Are they using the fetal cells as a test medium for commercial product development?

Dr. Mengele... call you office...


5 posted on 03/06/2012 5:50:58 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

The cartoons should be hilarious if they weren’t so sad. (”I was a liver cell of an aborted baby. Now they want me to taste test this Pepsi.”)


6 posted on 03/06/2012 5:51:36 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen
Pepsi Next...The Flavor of Dead Babies.
7 posted on 03/06/2012 5:51:36 AM PST by tbpiper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

My cousin is a Pepsi ‘addict’ ...... perhaps this will persuade him to lay off the Pepsi.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 5:51:46 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

I will make darned sure I never have another product made by Pepsi in my house.

I’m a Coca-Cola addict—never liked Pepsi-Cola, anyway.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 5:52:06 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

What the heck is Pepsi doing using fetal cells in making soda? I liked Pepsi products. Not any more.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 5:52:22 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: basil

http://www.pepsico.com/Brands.html


11 posted on 03/06/2012 5:55:08 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen
Hmm, using human remains in the design and preparation of food for human consumption ~ that's your basic CANNIBALISM.

Pepsi products will just have to disappear from the market, or they'll need a new management team.

Maybe both.

12 posted on 03/06/2012 5:55:42 AM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tbpiper
Pepsi Next...The Flavor of Dead Babies.

That's a bumper sticker right there.

13 posted on 03/06/2012 5:56:11 AM PST by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

please, where’s the satire tag. there HAS to be one.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 5:59:43 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

Holy cow! Pepsi has tons of food lines. Guess my boycott of so many products might lead me to lose a little weight.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 6:00:39 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

Whaaaaat????

Is this for real? How can this be real?

I am a PEPSI girl, and I have been one as long as I can remember.

This totally sucks. Pepsi, you just lost one of your most loyal customers. :^(


16 posted on 03/06/2012 6:00:39 AM PST by Shelayne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Shelayne

Pepsi-Cola was always a reasonable tasting soda, though Coca-Cola beats it for quality. Pepsi better withstands the “diet” treatment than Coke. Diet Coke and Tab are identical things as far as I can tell and both taste artificial. Pepsi for years did not need to use dead baby parts to maintain its product quality. This is probably an item that is less than a hundredth of the company budget and would not make the difference in how well Pepsi survives, but it casts its odious shadow upon Pepsi.

I guess I’m a Coke-with-sugar guy now.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 6:05:23 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen; All
Speculation here, as the information is sketchy, but I suspect the purpose is to to engineer a "flavor" that is addictive. That is a reaction that can be observed on a cellular level.

A new engineered chemical, supposedly designed for "flavor" would not be defined as a narcotic or drug and would not be illegal, at least until the purpose and intent could be proven.

They may be doing human testing on subjects that can't be whistle blowers.

18 posted on 03/06/2012 6:13:21 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lawgvr1955

Am I reading that website correctly? Pepsico owns quaker oats?!


19 posted on 03/06/2012 6:15:51 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Doogle; SF_Redux; lightman

Crap! I gotta give-up oatmeal and pancakes!


20 posted on 03/06/2012 6:15:57 AM PST by carriage_hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Navy Patriot

I’m jonesing for a Coca-Cola.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 6:17:43 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Buy generic.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 6:18:22 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

I’ll start looking around for alternatives, this Sunday morning, when I go food shopping.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 6:21:57 AM PST by carriage_hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck
I guess I’m a Coke-with-sugar guy now.

I drink a can of diet Coke Lime a day, the regular is exactly as you describe it.

I definitely don't need the sugar so I guess I'll try a little more water and think of the Coke as a treat.

24 posted on 03/06/2012 6:22:33 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen
Soylent Pepsi - It's people!


25 posted on 03/06/2012 6:27:42 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

New and improved! Now with 20% more dead babies!


26 posted on 03/06/2012 6:29:53 AM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

I knew there was a reason I didn’t like Pepsi—even growing up in Pittsburgh which is a Pepsi town instead of a CocaCola town.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 6:41:31 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

Vaccine makers do the same thing that Pepsi does. Here is a chart: http://www.cogforlife.org/fetalvaccines.htm


28 posted on 03/06/2012 6:45:29 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

Oh My God...it is rare that I feel physically sickened by something I’ve read, but this did it. I am sitting here feeling nauseous as I type.

If anything should cause good moral people to rise up in outrage, this is it. But unfortunately only a few of us on righteous moral websites will learn of this sinful atrocity. The leftist media will make sure this story is spiked.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 6:47:00 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lawgvr1955
I checked all their lines also. The only one that I am guilty of is Tostitos scoops. I can live without them, too.

I have never liked Pepsi drink products anyway.

30 posted on 03/06/2012 7:12:58 AM PST by rightly_dividing (You cannot put a gun rack in a Volt !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: tophat9000
Pepsi...the choice of a new dead generation.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 7:21:45 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

mmmmmmmm, road kill for breakfast


32 posted on 03/06/2012 7:40:43 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

can have a bowl of oatmeal with a pepsi while watching the movie Soylent Green


33 posted on 03/06/2012 7:42:41 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: JediJones

Those “taste testers” never got to drink Pepsi at all. New generation my foot!


34 posted on 03/06/2012 7:59:13 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen
This sounds like a science fiction movie.

What has this world come to.: (

35 posted on 03/06/2012 8:39:18 AM PST by painter (Rebuild The America We love!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

Will the ingredient list say “fetus cell” or “natural flavoring”?


36 posted on 03/06/2012 8:48:22 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

Wow. There goes my Cheeto addiction.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 9:14:15 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

[Mark for finishing the article when my stomach stops rolling and I have a minute from asking God what we’ve come to.]


38 posted on 03/06/2012 5:00:52 PM PST by SouthernClaire
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MissMagnolia

“My cousin is a Pepsi ?addict? ...... perhaps this will persuade him to lay off the Pepsi.”

For my father, that moment happened in the late 1940’s. Grandpa worked at a print shop, and at the end of each day they’d clean the type with a special solvent to remove the ink. One day Dad was visiting after school and spilled some Pepsi on the keys...and the ink was completely removed. Grandpa said, “I told you that $hit would rot your insides!”

As for the fetus juice that Pepsi wants me to buy...fuhgeddaboudit!


39 posted on 03/06/2012 10:29:34 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Vor Lady; All
Join the Pepsi Missing Generation
40 posted on 03/07/2012 11:04:42 AM PST by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks IbJensen.


41 posted on 03/12/2012 7:24:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson