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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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To: My Favorite Headache

They just want a better understanding of the liberal brain.


81 posted on 03/16/2012 6:16:36 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Gilbo_3; sickoflibs

Ghouls is right.


82 posted on 03/16/2012 6:24:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Liz; DoughtyOne

“There is true evil in this world.”

And 98% of it emanates from the left.


83 posted on 03/16/2012 6:26:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Even the Nazi doctors never did this.

History will not judge this civilization kindly.


84 posted on 03/16/2012 6:27:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

One of the biggest segments of Mexico’s economy is money wired home from the United States. How many of those who are wiring money home are on public assistance here because they “have a hard time putting a roof over their head and food in their bellies”?


85 posted on 03/16/2012 6:29:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

86 posted on 03/16/2012 6:34:09 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SJackson

VERY little difference.


87 posted on 03/16/2012 6:35:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: GraceG

Exactly!


88 posted on 03/16/2012 6:45:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

If you look at the practitioners of the ideology favored and promoted by the Left, there’s no denying it.


89 posted on 03/16/2012 7:31:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: NYer

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90 posted on 03/16/2012 7:40:58 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

May God have Mercy on America.


91 posted on 03/16/2012 7:41:54 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: My Favorite Headache
“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.”

Geeze, and many cosmetics proudly claim that no animals were used in testing their products.

92 posted on 03/16/2012 7:53:00 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I still pray for America... But God will NOT let this stand...

Get your hearts right with God, folks.

I am a born again Christian, but I do wish that God would punish the evil bastards (demoRATs, liberals, socialists, 0dumb0 especially) who are committing these atrocities and murder of 55 million babies in just the USA, instead of punishing the whole country. That's what we have right now with the RAT bastard communist pig 0dumb0!

Please God -- destroy 0dumb0 & the demoRATs & socialist! Send them to everlasting hell!

93 posted on 03/16/2012 8:06:44 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup

He will...oh, He will punish them.

Count.
On.
It.

Reading the Old Testament, though, He punished His children when they walked away from Him...just as America has.

I don’t know why He WOULD want to save America...I really don’t, but I still pray He does. Just NOT these evil people. Don’t know, kid, I just don’t know.

I look at/think of my grandkids and the world they’re going to grow up in and this makes me beyond sick.


94 posted on 03/16/2012 8:17:10 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

There are millions of good God-fearing people in the USA.

I don’t believe God will turn his back on us.


95 posted on 03/16/2012 8:26:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: baileybat

There’s also the way in which Pepsico has started to use aborted human babies’ liver cells to “taste test” stuff that goes into their beverages. Coca-Cola in the meantime does not seem to need that. No reason apparently given that they aren’t using animal cells for this purpose. Is the vegetarian lobby bigger (and a bunch of hypocrites) than the pro-life one?


96 posted on 03/16/2012 8:36:03 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: Linda Frances

Also - The interviewer remarked that he [Romney] had lost in Alabama and Mississippi, to which Romney made the retort [somewhat paraphrased, w/ my caps for emphasis]: “Well, yes - but I’ve won the IMPORTANT states.”

Such ‘minor’, unguarded comments - which reveal who the man is.


97 posted on 03/16/2012 9:23:40 PM PDT by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: All

Cmon Reverend Rick, don’t force your morals on us. This is just one of those silly social conservative issues that is a loser at the ballot box. Fiscal conservatives know that the tax code is the real problem in our nation.

/s

(Please note the sarcasm tag)


98 posted on 03/16/2012 10:35:35 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: hometoroost

From here on out he will expand the industry of death every which way he can so as to self-right himself much like in the manner of Kim.

THe US is suffering a stuck on Pol Pot third world tin pot dictator syndrome.


99 posted on 03/17/2012 12:49:11 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: My Favorite Headache

morbid and so Hitleresque


100 posted on 03/17/2012 1:21:18 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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