Skip to comments.Babies Die from Federal Medical Experiments
Posted on 06/04/2014 3:47:03 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
Federal officials are defending an unconscionable act. Between 2005 and 2009, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supported research on 1,316 premature newborns without requiring parents to be told their baby could die and the baby's oxygen monitor would not show their child's true oxygen level - a violation of their own ethics rules, reports Sharyl Attkisson at The Daily Signal. The experiment was carried out on premature infants at 22 sites. The purpose: to determine how much supplemental oxygen premies should receive. According to NIH, 28,000 premies are born each year out of 3.9 million births, with 14,000 - 16,000 of them experiencing vision loss due to supplemental oxygen, of which 90% experience no permanent damage and 400-600 babies become legally blind. The $20 million research was funded by taxpayers through NIH's Neonatal Research Network of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development -- the same entity now funding development of controversial genomic sequencing for newborn screening. Babies died. The researchers reported, "one additional death for approximately every two cases of severe retinopathy that are prevented."
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paging Dr. Mengele. Come to the red Margaret Sanger phone,please.
‘some will live.....some will die’ Sebelius
It is a dark new dawn in America.
Obviously an abortionist generation has not clue about medical ethics. And yet Catholic (and other prolife Christian) med students hoping to specialize in ob/gyn, neonatal pediatrics, etc. are being told that if they have anything resembling classical medical ethics, they should seek a different career.
The world is acting like the world.
None of this tedious telling parents about the risks and asking whether they want to take a risk on the side of lower or higher oxygen, or just go the “normal” way.
There must be other more ethical variables. Adding carbon dioxide to the breathing gas can help compensate somewhat for lower oxygen. But all should be done with parental consent.
This is horribly wrong.
In keeping with the “Butcher of Philadephia (aka Kermit Gosnell)”, one wonders if they didn’t put some of their “less than successful (aka dead)” in jars for office conversation pieces.
Sure is horribly wrong. My oldest was born 2 months early and spent a month in the hospital. They did a good job and now she’s a healthy 8 year old.