Skip to comments.Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babiesí Brains in Lab Tests
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 Parkinsons 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. Minnesotas 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.
They just want a better understanding of the liberal brain.
Ghouls is right.
“There is true evil in this world.”
And 98% of it emanates from the left.
Even the Nazi doctors never did this.
History will not judge this civilization kindly.
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”?
VERY little difference.
If you look at the practitioners of the ideology favored and promoted by the Left, there’s no denying it.
May God have Mercy on America.
Geeze, and many cosmetics proudly claim that no animals were used in testing their products.
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!
He will...oh, He will punish them.
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.
There are millions of good God-fearing people in the USA.
I don’t believe God will turn his back on us.
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?
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.
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.
(Please note the sarcasm tag)
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.
morbid and so Hitleresque