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The Michael Fund Instead of Pro-Abortion, March of Dimes
The Michael Fund ^ | 01.31.03

Posted on 01/31/2003 7:12:22 PM PST by Coleus

Dear Friends of The Michael Fund,

Since the publication of our Fall 1998 newsletter Prelude to the Holocaust, there has been an avalanche of media reports on modern day eugenic practices in the United States and abroad. As Melanie Phillips of the London Sunday Times noted in her article of July 25, 1999 detailing the second-class medical treatment given to Down syndrome children and other mentally and physically handicapped persons in Britain, “the whiff of eugenics is growing stronger by the day.”

This summer, in an address to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in France, test-tube baby physiologist Robert G. Edwards stated that “Soon it will be a sin of parents to have a child that carries a heavy burden of genetic disease. We are entering a world where we have to consider the quality of our children.” Edwards said that new reproductive technologies, which combine invitro fertilization (IVF) with pre-implantation diagnosis, offer at-risk parents the option of having only unaffected children.

Meanwhile, researchers from the Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine in London, reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine, believe that a series of six non-evasive prenatal tests administered to pregnant women during the first two trimesters of pregnancy, could result in the detection (and presumed abortion) of 800 previously unrecognized cases of Down syndrome which occur in the United States each year. On the other hand, the British researchers claim that that by combining ultrasound with more extensive maternal blood sampling, 1,400 unaffected (and usually wanted) children could be saved – children who die in miscarriages brought about by the more invasive prenatal techniques of amniocentesis or chorion villus sampling (CVS). The math here is both simple and telling. For every child with Down syndrome detected prenatally and killed by abortion, two unaffected children die from the amniocentesis or CVS.

This eugenic insanity can also be seen in the increase in “wrongful-birth” lawsuits filed by parents who claim the attending physician denied them prenatal diagnostic services and hence robbed them of the option of aborting their handicapped child. Other couples have filed lawsuits against attending physicians because they claim they mistakenly aborted their wanted unaffected child based on inaccurate prenatal diagnostic information indicating fetal anomaly.

Then there is the matter of the dreaded “complication” associated with late-term eugenic abortions – that of a live birth – which brings us face to face with neonatal infanticide.

In April of 1999, the Alberta Report, an Edmonton-based weekly newsmagazine released an explosive cover story on the contemporary practice of infanticide at Calgary Foothills Hospital. It appears that the Canadian hospital’s “genetic termination” program has resulted in the live birth of both affected and normal babies mistakenly identified as “defective,” who on doctors orders and with parental approval, were subsequently denied any treatment including the administration of nutritional fluids and oxygen normally accorded premature infants. The case which broke the story involved baby Doe who was “genetically terminated” just five weeks before his delivery date. Nurses, forbidden from giving the baby any food or liquids, rocked him for twelve hours until he finally died. Hospital administrators have denied any wrong doing claiming that their “genetic termination” program meets the requirements of the eugenic guidelines established by the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons.

While Canadians are debating the “merits” of “genetic termination” or the lack thereof, the Dutch are also busy debating two aspects of modern-day eugenics - first the use of aborted and miscarried babies for lethal, non-therapeutic medical experimentation and as a source of spare body parts, and secondly, the extension of the “right” to euthanazia to incurably ill youth age twelve and over. Further East, the Czech parliament has begun a full-scale investigation of the death of at least 49 seriously ill patients at a teaching hospital in Ostrava, who were alive, but declared dead, so that their organs could be harvested for organ transplantation.

Closer to home, in October of 1998, Professor French Anderson of the University of Southern California (L. A.) asked the National Institutes of Health Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee for a waiver to conduct his initial gene therapy experiments on TBAs – to-be-aborted women and their babies. Though Science Correspondent for Britain’s Electronic Telegraph suggests Anderson’s request has caused “an ethical uproar,” in the United States, there was, in fact, no uproar at all. For, as our current newsletter on the March of Dimes discloses, the practice of lethal experimentation on babies destined for abortion has been routinely used for more than 40 years by geneticists wanting to perfect their techniques of amniocentesis, chorion villus sampling and fetoscopy.

And the University Press of New England has just announced the publication of by Nancy Gallagher new book, Breeding Better Vermonters: The Eugenics Project in the Green Mountain State which details the state’s eugenic advocacy programs of the 1920s and ‘30s that paved the way to the passage of laws permitting the sterilization of the handicapped or “feebleminded.”

Yes, eugenics is certainly as alive today as it was in Hitler’s time. Perhaps even more so, since today the Eugenics Establishment has successfully managed to pursuade many, though not all , parents to cooperate in the killing of their handicapped children.

That is why, in addition to our primary mission of financing truly therapeutic genetic research into treatments and a possible cure for Down syndrome and related chromosomal disorders, we are also dedicated to defending the right-to-life of all handicapped peoples – born and preborn – against the rising tide of eugenics.

Since its founding more than twenty years ago, one of the most frequently asked questions about The Michael Fund has been, “Why do you call yourself the pro-life alternative to the March of Dimes. We trust Part II of our Friends of The Michael Fund Newsletter answers that question and other similar questions related to the Eugenics Establishment – yesterday and today. Additional material, including A March of Dimes Primer – The A-Z of Eugenic Killing is also available on our web site at or in a booklet format from our Pittsburgh office.

Please note that this mailing includes a separate bibliography covering our two-part series on eugenics. If you reprint our newsletter in your publication please include this bibliography and credit The Michael Fund, 500 A Garden City Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15146 at the end of the article. Also, if you are unable to locate original source materials cited in the bibliography that may be out-of-print, we may be able to assist you. Just send a SSAE to The Michael Fund office with your inquiry.

In our next Friends of The Michael Fund Newsletter we will have our long awaited update on our current research grant to Dr. Paddy Jim Baggot; a story on The Michael Fund’s first visit to the Lejeune Center at St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains, N.Y.; and other regular newsletter features. Back issues of our newsletter outlining Dr. Baggot’s research program and giving details on the Lejeune Center are available on request in case you might have missed them.

In 1994 The Michael Fund filed its historic Human Embryo lawsuit against the National Institutes of Health (DHHS/NIH) and carry our case to the Supreme Court.

Is it any wonder that we, who are privileged to work so closely with The Michael Fund, have always felt truly blessed?


Randy Engel Randy Engel, Executive Director International Foundation for Genetic Research/The Michael Fund Editor, Friends of The Michael Fund Newsletter

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionlist; birthdefects; catholiclist; eugenics; genetics; marchofdimes; michaelfund; mod; prolife; themichaelfund

1 posted on 01/31/2003 7:12:22 PM PST by Coleus
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To: *Pro_Life; *Abortion_list; *Catholic_list; Antoninus; Black Agnes; Clemenza; FatherFig1o155; ...

March of Dimes Info:
2 posted on 01/31/2003 7:18:00 PM PST by Coleus (RU 486 Kills Babies)
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To: Coleus
Thanks Coleus,I am still doing research on the Easter Seals and stem cell .
3 posted on 01/31/2003 7:30:13 PM PST by fatima
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To: Coleus
Two more good pieces on the March of Dimes and their funding of various projects:

March of Dimes: Death by Public Relations


(more links by Randy Engel within Population Control: The Final Solution (1 of 3))

4 posted on 01/31/2003 7:34:17 PM PST by Askel5
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To: Askel5; Coleus; Domestic Church; victim soul; Diago; patent
5 posted on 01/31/2003 7:35:33 PM PST by Siobhan (+ Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet +)
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To: Askel5
Thanks, why are organizations which can do so much good also be so evil and have the whole country snowed?

Just another note, they were so far behind in informing the world that Folic Acid, a b-vitamin, prevented spina bifida that they should be sued for allowing so many babies to suffer!! Early information came out in 1952!!! And I remember reading Carlton Fredericks' books back in the 1970's addressing the topic while the March of Dimes remained silent. It's just in the last few years we are now hearing about folic acid. It's a shame.
6 posted on 01/31/2003 7:46:12 PM PST by Coleus (RU 486 Kills Babies)
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To: Coleus
The March of Dimes wasn't formed to do good, per se.

It was an organization formed to perpetuate the cronyism, corruption and liaisons a part of Roosevelt's vaunted birthday party favors in quest of a cure for polio.

Let me scan you some more of the book to explain. I posted it years ago but within a thread somewhere and I've no hope of finding it now.

8 posted on 01/31/2003 9:07:50 PM PST by Askel5
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To: uncowed
You're welcome, I found it to be informative as well. There are so many organizations out there doing such good work.
9 posted on 02/01/2003 1:53:44 PM PST by Coleus (RU 486 Kills Babies)
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To: Coleus
Jeez...they are all for animal testing too. I guess they are batting 1,000.
10 posted on 02/02/2003 10:12:11 AM PST by Sungirl (>^..^<)
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To: Sungirl
I Guess so.
11 posted on 02/02/2003 11:35:45 AM PST by Coleus (RU 486 Kills Babies)
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To: 2nd amendment mama; A2J; aposiopetic; attagirl; axel f; Balto_Boy; bulldogs; Charlie OK; ...
ProLife Ping!

If anyone wants on or off my ProLife Ping List, please notify me here or by freepmail

12 posted on 02/02/2003 3:51:02 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (The surly bonds of Earth have been slipped.)
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To: Coleus
This is sad to learn that March of Dimes supports the wretched practice of abortion.
13 posted on 02/03/2003 4:52:00 AM PST by 2nd_Amendment_Defender
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To: 2nd_Amendment_Defender
Yes, it truly is. What would one expect from something started by demonrat FDR. Thanks to the internet more and more people will find out.
14 posted on 02/03/2003 9:01:21 AM PST by Coleus (RU 486 Kills Babies)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Put me on, please.
15 posted on 02/03/2003 10:18:01 AM PST by T'wit
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To: T'wit
16 posted on 02/03/2003 10:43:38 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (The surly bonds of Earth have been slipped.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

There is a up to $500.00 (not to exceed ever $25,000) fine to any one that kills an 'endangered' fox, or upsets/touches certain turtle nest eggs along our shores. Under the detailed listings of the federal Endangered Species Act.

There is a $350.00 to $500.00 'amount due' to kill the human species. (AKA abortion) And in second/third human trimesters; scissors are jabbed into the HUMAN head and the brains are sucked out-In elective surgeries- daily, in the United States, all under the guise of a woman's "right." The only real "right" is the "right" to remain silent.

When will humans become "endangered" and protected?

When will the so called pro-"choicers" realize basic science skills of the food-chain? Human's are NOT at the bottom of the food-chain.

Do they really see what they do, with their political correctness all in the guise of a "woman's right"?

17 posted on 02/04/2003 3:27:27 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Askel5
If FDR had somthing to do with starting it, then I know it was bad from the start.
18 posted on 08/03/2003 12:54:48 PM PDT by Coleus (God is Pro Life and Straight and gave an innate predisposition for self-preservation and protection)
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The March of Dimes on the FR

19 posted on 04/30/2006 7:06:51 PM PDT by Coleus (I Support Research using the Ethical, Effective and Moral use of stem cells: non-embryonic)
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