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Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babiesí Brains in Lab Tests
Life News ^ | 3/16/2012 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/16/2012 10:43:10 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 3/16/12 1:18 PM

The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories.

Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cells’ effect on vision.

In its press release announcing the clinical trial, StemCells Inc. was careful to refer to the fetal brain material as “purified human neural stem cell product” or HuCNS-SC cells, rather than “fresh human fetal brain tissue,” a description which can be found elsewhere on its website.

“StemCells Inc. is not using embryonic stem cells. A five-day-old human being at the embryonic stage does not have a brain, but a fetus at 10 or 20 weeks of development with visible fingers, toes and ears has a functioning brain,” said Fischbach. “Developing human beings in the womb are treated simply as raw material for laboratory experimentation by StemCells Inc. and other companies seeking to monetize aborted unborn children.”

In the press announcement, StemCells Inc. calls the use of the brains from babies killed in abortions “truly unique.”

“With the approval of this trial, we have accomplished something truly unique in the stem cell field, which is the extension of clinical testing of our proprietary human neural stem cell platform to all three elements of the central nervous system: the brain, spinal cord and eye,” said Martin McGlynn, President and CEO of StemCells, Inc. “The preclinical data supporting our IND is particularly compelling and we look forward to getting this trial underway.”

Fischbach said the dehumanization of nascent human life, applied to human embryos in order to justify the exploitation of embryonic stem cells, is now being applied to the harvesting of brain tissue from more developed unborn babies with functioning brains.

But he said the problem is not unique to StemCells Inc — pointing out that the misleadingly-named Birth Defects Research Laboratory at the University of Washington in Seattle is known within the research community as a top government distributor of fetal tissue.

The lab has been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for over four decades, according to a report in WORLD Magazine. The Puget Sound Business Journal stated that the lab “in 2009 filled more than 4,400 requests for fetal tissue and cell lines.” WORLD reports that the Seattle facility has retrieved the products of 22,000 pregnancies to date; the lab collects aborted fetuses from abortion centers across the country.

Experimental fetal stem cell treatments have yielded horrific results, he said.

Dr. David Prentice, an internationally recognized expert on stem cells and cloning, cites trials in which fetal stem cells have been used unsuccessfully to treat Parkinson’s disease. The New York Times called the outcome of a 2001 study “devastating” after “the patients writhed and jerked uncontrollably.” Another large clinical trial published in 2003 showed similar results.

“The use of morally illicit material in the biomedical industry violates the ‘do no harm’ principle that has governed the practice of medicine for millennia,” Fischbach said. “Adult stem cells offer the ethical and efficacious alternative. Unborn babies deserve dignity, not dissection and destruction.”

Locally, he said it is not known whether the University of Minnesota is experimenting with material from aborted fetuses, but it does use stem cells extracted from human embryos, which are killed in the process. Minnesota’s Human Conceptus Statute 145.422 prohibits the use of a living human conceptus for any type of research or experimentation.

“MCCL calls upon the U of M to pledge not to purchase or use fetal material in its research,” Fischbach added. “Such gruesome work violates human dignity and has no place in our state-funded institutions.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: abortion; obama; prolife
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We really have crossed the line in the sand.
1 posted on 03/16/2012 10:43:15 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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2 posted on 03/16/2012 10:47:18 AM PDT by allmost
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Not a whole lot of difference between this and what the Nazi “doctors” were doing.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 10:48:01 AM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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In the press announcement, StemCells Inc. calls the use of the brains from babies killed in abortions “truly unique.”

The Nazi's as well were involved in "truly unique" research.

4 posted on 03/16/2012 10:48:35 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The next step ... Women being paid for providing fetal products.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 10:49:08 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: My Favorite Headache

When girls come in to have an abortion and they see she is reluctant, they tell her what good will come out of her having the abortion. In carefully worded terms they explain she is really helping the world. They say their baby will help the sick, other babies....then their is overpopulation...It’s sick lies, but it’s true.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 10:50:42 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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I still pray for America... But God will NOT let this stand...

Get your hearts right with God, folks.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 10:51:36 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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I was originally going to post that Nazi’s were using similar practices...where are the Conservative groups on television with commercial time showing this stuff? Oh, let’s focus on a manufactured “war on women” and “condoms” for a super wealthy socialist.


8 posted on 03/16/2012 10:51:49 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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The 0bama regime should offer up Democrats for lab testing.. Their brains are at about the same level of advancement.


9 posted on 03/16/2012 10:52:03 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: My Favorite Headache; onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; rodguy911; ...

Oh dear Blessed and Merciful Saviour, save us.


10 posted on 03/16/2012 10:52:24 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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Why would they want to study fetal brains? What could they possibly tell us about human beings? /s


11 posted on 03/16/2012 10:52:42 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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The Obama Reich is so Hitleresque.
12 posted on 03/16/2012 10:53:01 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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If you look closely at all those stem cell proposals, they included embryos as well. They never mentioned that part.

Mengele would be proud.

13 posted on 03/16/2012 10:53:36 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells from Aborted Babies’ Brains into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cells’ effect on vision.

"I see dead people"

14 posted on 03/16/2012 10:53:52 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (babies are human?? ?? Who knew?)
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If anyone has Rush 24/7 and can reach him with this I’d sure appreciate it.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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WHY DOES ZERO DELIVER FETUS BRAINS FOR HUMAN MEDICAL RESEARCH IF FETUSES AREN’T HUMAN BEINGS? WHY NOT USE A MOUSE BRAIN?


16 posted on 03/16/2012 10:56:50 AM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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This..........is disgusting!

17 posted on 03/16/2012 10:58:17 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: STARWISE; My Favorite Headache

God help us. This seems like something that would happen in Nazi Germany.


18 posted on 03/16/2012 10:59:51 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I already emailed the link to him.


19 posted on 03/16/2012 10:59:51 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: STARWISE

Nothing is sacred to those monsters!


20 posted on 03/16/2012 11:00:48 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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