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  • The Pricing of Fetal Tissue

    04/20/2016 4:18:23 PM PDT · by Morgana
    youtube ^ | April 20, 2016 | energyandcommerce
    The Pricing of Fetal Tissue Streamed live 10 hours ago
  • Iowa House Passes Bill to Ban Sales of Aborted Baby Parts Over University of Iowa’s Objection

    03/12/2016 6:16:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | March 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Iowa House passed a bill Wednesday to end the sale and trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts in the state, according to the Associated Press. Introduced in February, Iowa House File 2329 comes in response to the horrific undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood employees selling aborted babies’ body parts. Legislators in several other states have proposed similar legislation. The bill would ban the trafficking and sale of aborted babies’ body parts, but it would allow women to donate tissue from stillborn or miscarried babies, as well as umbilical cord blood, placenta and amniotic...
  • Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Buyer StemExpress Wants "Another 50 Livers/Week" (Video 8)

    08/25/2015 5:28:25 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 27 replies
    Center for Medical Progress ^ | Aug 25. 2015 | Center for Medical Progress
    Published on Aug 25, 2015 PLANNED PARENTHOOD BABY PARTS BUYER STEMEXPRESS WANTS “ANOTHER 50 LIVERS/WEEK,” FINANCIAL BENEFITS FOR ABORTION CLINICS Contact: Matille Thebolt,, 571.501.4067 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25–The eighth video in the ongoing controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal body parts shows the CEO of StemExpress, LLC, a major buyer of fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, admitting the company gets “a lot” of intact fetuses, suggesting “another 50 livers a week” would not be enough, and agreeing abortion clinics should profit from the sale: http://www.centerformedicalprogress.o... StemExpress is a for-profit biotech supply company that has been partnered with...
  • Planned Parenthood videos energize pro-life movement, fuel protests nationwide

    08/23/2015 7:50:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/23/15 | Valerie Richardson
    Stephanie McKee says she has opposed abortion for years, but Saturday marked the first time she had ever attended a pro-life rally. Why now? It was the hidden camera videos, she said. “They just kept getting worse and worse,” said Ms. McKee as she stood outside the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, balancing an enormous anti-abortion sign with one hand and a cupcake given to her by a group of children in the other. “After I saw those videos, I thought, ‘I have to do something,’” said Ms. McKee. “I felt like I can’t be so complacent and just...
  • New video shows StemExpress CEO joking about shipping “a lot” of intact aborted babies

    08/21/2015 10:44:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies ^ | Aug 21, 2015 | Jill Stanek
    ( UPDATE, 6:25 PM: Ahead of the full video release CMP has posted quotes from StemExpress executives, who say they ship whole heads, because neural tissue is “insanely fragile,” and that they work with nearly 100 clinics nationwide – half Planned Parenthood – with which they have a good relationship. They also say some abortion clinics they work with are unsanitary and they’ve “seen staph come out of clinics.” This afternoon Los Angeles District Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell lifted a temporary restraining order (TRO) that had been placed against The Center for Medical Progress after fetal tissue procurement company StemExpress...
  • New Docs Confirm UMass Purchased Fetal Cadavers for Use in Humanized Mice as StemExpress Dumps...

    08/18/2015 6:27:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | 8/17/15 | Cheryl Sullenger
    A loss in court and increased public outrage over fetal parts trafficking has prompted StemExpress, to sever its ties with Planned Parenthood and recalibrate its public profile to one that is “predominately” focused — at least outwardly — on adult blood and tissue procurement. This news came in the same week that Operation Rescue obtained purchase orders that show the University of Massachusetts Medical School paid StemExpress a total of $29,000 for human fetal cadaverous tissue, (presumably harvested from Planned Parenthood abortions), for the purpose of creating “humanized” mice. StemExpress is a biotech company in Placerville, California, that has been...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Response To Accusation Of Research On Fetal Tissue

    08/13/2015 7:29:51 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 123 replies
    Facebook ^ | 08/13/2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
    I wanted to use our time tonight to directly deal with an attack launched on me today by the left and the media. A couple questions came in on this subject, so I want to address it head on. Today I was accused by the press as having done research on fetal tissue. It simply is not true. The study they distributed by an anonymous source was done in 1992. The study was about tumors. I won’t bore you with the science. There were four doctors' names on the study. One was mine. I spent my life studying brain tumors...
  • Ben Carson: No apologies for 1992 fetal tissue research

    08/13/2015 8:29:11 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/13/15 | David Weigel
    Ben Carson defended the use of fetal tissue for medical research Thursday, after a blog published excerpts of a 1992 paper describing work the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate carried out using aborted fetuses. In an interview with the Washington Post, Carson called the revelation "desperate," and ignorant of the way medical research was carried out. "You have to look at the intent," Carson said before beginning a campaign swing through New Hampshire. "To willfully ignore evidence that you have for some ideological reason is wrong. If you’re killing babies and taking the tissue, that’s a very different thing than taking a dead...
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison purchased baby body parts for research

    08/12/2015 7:53:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Kelli
    Last week, it was revealed that Colorado State University had been purchasing fetal tissue through StemExpress, a company named as a buyer of Planned Parenthood’s aborted fetal body parts. Today, MediaTrackers reports that the University of Wisconsin-Madison has “repeatedly obtained human fetal tissue” through Advanced Bioscience Resources, another Planned Parenthood-associated California supplier mentioned by various PP employees in The Center for Medical Progress’s undercover videos. The research, conducted through UW’s McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, involved humanized mouse models…. Dr. Shannon Kenney and a team made up of mostly UW researchers published a report in 2012 outlining the results of...
  • Mission Accomplished: Planned Parenthood Attacks Coordinated by High-Ranking Republican Operatives

    07/31/2015 12:41:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Reproductive Health Reality Check ^ | July 31, 2015 | Karoli Kuns
    Planned Parenthood is certainly the target, but its destruction is not the goal, any more than destroying ACORN was the true goal back in 2008. Destruction would be a happy side effect, but the true goal is to destroy the pathway for women to have access to legal and safe abortions. See more of our coverage on the misleading Center for Medical Progress videos here. To understand exactly how the most recent Planned Parenthood sting was planned and coordinated, you must go back to 2013. In July of 2013, Washington, D.C. reporter David Corn revealed the existence of a...
  • Body Parts for Profit: How Abortion Clinics Supply Stem Cell Research (2012 flashback)

    07/29/2015 10:31:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Susanne Posel
    Dr. Leon R. Kass, the Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago and former chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics under former President George W. Bush, has written a report entitled “The Meaning of Life – In the Laboratory”. Kass discusses the morality surrounding the US government’s funding of “research on human embryonic stem cells, cells derived from early embryos produced by in vitro fertilization in assisted-reproduction clinics.” According to the report, the use of human embryos is justified by the advancements of science which demands that...
  • Confused about the Pepsi/fetal cell issue? Here are the facts (2012 flashback)

    07/29/2015 10:10:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    life site news ^ | 7/29/15 | Apr 3, 2012 -
    I have received a few requests from pro-lifers like Vicki:Can you provide some clarity to the Pepsi/cells from aborted babies controversy.  I cannot sort out whether this is valid or not. Yes and NoBottom line: There are no aborted embryonic or fetal cells in any of PepsiCo’s final products.But: Aborted cells are used in the development of artificial flavor enhancers by biotech company Senomyx, with which PepsiCo signed a four-year, $30 million agreement in 2010 for research and development. No Pepsi products containing Senonymx flavor enhancers should be expected until 2013.Senomyx’s disputed cell line is HEK-293, derived from the kidney...
  • Scott Walker’s State Caucus Moves Quickly To Ban Sale Or Donation Of Fetal Tissue

    07/29/2015 12:49:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The 405 Radio Media ^ | July 29, 2015
    The Wisconsin State Legislature is moving quickly on a bill to ban any sale or donation of fetal tissue. The legislation languished in the last two sessions, but is getting renewed momentum because of videos released showing top Planned Parenthood executives haggling about the price of parts from aborted babies. Walker enjoys Republican majorities in both the assembly and state senate, with a 63-36 assembly lead. Scott Walker already signed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, and would likely welcome the new ban of fetal tissue sales to burnish his national reputation among social conservatives as pro-life. The U.S....
  • Technician details harvesting fetal parts for Planned Parenthood in latest [video-3]

    A technician worked for a company partnered with Planned Parenthood to harvest fetal tissue said there’s “incentive to try and get the hard stuff ‘cause you’re going to get more money,” in latest Planned Parenthood undercover video. “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage,” said Holly O’Donnell, ex-procurement technician for StemExpress, LLC. GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: latest undercover Planned Parenthood video The new, graphic video from Center for Medical Progress appears shows technicians using tweezers to pick through aborted fetal tissue for baby parts. After one person in the video picks out a pair of intact kidneys...
  • 3rd Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood VP Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/28/2015 6:11:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 91 replies
    Life News ^ | July 28, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    After two shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a third video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president negotiating the sale of aborted babies and attempting to get as much money as possible from the deal.As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of AmericaÂ’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.In the second video, Planned Parenthood...
  • Doctors Refute Planned Parenthood’s Defense It Uses Aborted Fetal Tissue For Scientific Progress

    07/22/2015 2:55:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7-22-15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Pediatric neurosurgeon and GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson says this week that Planned Parenthood’s claim that obtaining fetal tissue from abortions is important for medical and scientific research is “spurious.” “There’s nothing that can’t be done without fetal tissue,” Carson said on Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File. “[I]t’s been over-promised what the benefits of fetal research would be. And very much under-delivered.” Yet, the promise of medical research was the defense given for the discussion by Planned Parenthood’s senior medical director, seen in an investigative video, describing how to abort a baby in such a way that allows...
  • Planned Parenthood Discusses ‘Violating’ Patient Consent In Order To Sell Aborted Fetuses

    07/21/2015 9:36:26 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    In a second undercover video released on Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress, a top Planned Parenthood official appears to entertain the idea of “violating the protocol” which prohibits abortion doctors from altering their methods in order to obtain fetal tissue and organs donated by patients. In the video, which was filmed in February, Gatter says that she is willing to talk to the surgeon who performs abortions to see if he’s willing to use different methods in order to keep tissue and organs intact. Doing so would appear to violate both federal law and a consent form signed...
  • StemExpress Bonus Structure for Baby Parts

    07/20/2015 8:17:01 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    StemExpress offers its procurement technicians bonuses based on the number of fetal specimens they can harvest, with higher bonuses for more valuable body parts.
  • 1993: Clinton signs fetal tissue research law

    07/20/2015 7:38:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | July 20, 2015 | saynsumthn
    President Bill Clinton was a supporter of fetal tissue research. A 1994 scholarly article entitled, “Issues of Property, Ethics and Consent in the Transplantation of Fetal Reproductive Tissue” authored by Heather J. Meeker gives some background: 1. The Federal Moratorium The federal government currently controls the extent of fetal tissue transplantation solely through its allocation of research funding. Federal law explicitly defers regulation of the use of fetal tissue to the states. However, in 1988, the Reagan administration injected its anti-abortion political philosophy into the field of science funding by taking a stand against fetal tissue implantation. In that year,...
  • Smallpox vaccine uses fetal cell line: Some Americans may refuse shot, worsening potential outbreak

    11/18/2001 3:17:00 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 83 replies · 486+ views ^ | Sunday, November 18, 2001 | By Jon Dougherty
    BIOLOGICAL WAR-FEAR Smallpox vaccine usesfetal cell line Some Americans may refuse shot, worsening potential outbreak By Jon Dougherty © 2001 A company that would use a stem-cell line from an aborted fetus to manufacture a new smallpox vaccine is one of only a few firms being considered for a major new government contract despite concerns that the use of such tissues could lead many people to refuse the shots, thereby worsening any outbreak. The company, Acambis PLC of England, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, has already been contracted by the federal government to ...
  • Company Using Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavors Shields Partners

    07/23/2011 7:09:05 PM PDT · by johngrace · 20 replies
    Life news ^ | 7-15-2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Company Using Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavors Shields Partners by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | | 7/15/11 10:13 AM PrintEmail National 3796Share The company that was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions is now working to hide the names of the corporations it contracts with as a pro-life boycott continues. reported on the controversy in March when information came to light showing biotech company Senomyx was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from a line based on cells from a baby victimized by abortion. Senomyx ignored a...
  • Sick: Skincare Company Now Using Aborted Fetal Tissue in Anti-Aging Cream

    10/28/2009 12:17:05 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies · 754+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-28-09 | Jim Hoft
    Children of God for Life announced today that Neocutis, a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology and skin care is using aborted fetal cell lines to produce several of their anti-aging skin creams. “It is absolutely deplorable that Neocutis would resort to exploiting the remains of a deliberately slaughtered baby for nothing other than pure vanity and financial gain,” stated Executive Director Debi Vinnedge. “There is simply no moral justification for this.” For years Children of God for Life has been a watchdog on pharmaceutical companies using aborted fetal cell lines in medical products and they have received thousands of inquiries...
  • Is Aborted Fetal DNA in Vaccines Linked to Autism?

    07/22/2009 8:03:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 1,933+ views
    ce ^ | July 22, 2009 | Theresa A. Deisher, Ph.D.
    Just when the pharmaceutical industry thought the vaccine-autism controversy had been resolved, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee has recommended further study of vaccine safety. A perceived fear of the safety of the U.S. vaccination schedule has led increasing numbers of parents to opt out of full compliance. The numbers of children who are not fully vaccinated has now reached a point where “herd” immunity may be compromised, compelling the Centers for Disease Control to hold town-hall meetings and convene a Vaccine Safety Working Subgroup. Despite research ruling out mercury (Thimerosal) or the measles portion of one specific vaccine, autism continues...
  • NIH Mass Produces 'Human' Mouse

    12/01/2007 6:47:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 259+ views & Human Events ^ | 2001 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars over the past decade funding the mass production of a creature that is part mouse and part human.  Every one of these most peculiar rodents requires live tissue extracted from the liver and thymus of a human child–and every child who donates tissue to create such mice is first killed by a medical doctor. They are victims of abortions that cannot take place until at least the eighth week of pregnancy, when the fetal liver is finally formed.  Although history may someday record the saga of this mouse as...
  • Tax-Funded Research Implants Aborted Fetal Tissue in Mice

    12/01/2007 5:24:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 113+ views
    CNS News ^ | November 28, 2007 | Pete Winn
    American scientists are using tissue from aborted babies in genetically engineered mice to study how certain diseases are spread, and the experiments are being paid for with U.S. tax dollars.  It's not clear how much fetal tissue is used or how it is supplied. Scientists involved in some of the research at the National Institutes of Health refused to speak with Cybercast News Service about their work. The experiments started 20 years ago, when scientists first began implanting or injecting a mouse without an immune system with human cells or tissue to study diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and certain cancers....
  • Baby Body Parts For Sale

    03/14/2004 8:17:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 59 replies · 3,041+ views
    In April of 1997, Life Dynamics began an undercover investigation that eventually exposed the hidden industry that markets body parts harvested from babies killed by elective abortions. (Most of the information we gathered was provided by people working inside of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic located in Overland Park, Kansas.) The Marketing of Aborted Babies is a thorough report on that investigation and contains data, analyses and documentation not previously released to the public. This book contains exact copies of baby body parts orders and price lists. These documents were not altered in any way other than to assign them...
  • Vatican Condemns Vaccines Made with Tissue Obtained by Abortion

    07/18/2005 10:22:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 55 replies · 3,203+ views
    LifeSite ^ | July 18, 2005
    LARGO, FL, July 18, 2005 ( - The Pontifical Academy for Life under the direction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued an "approved" study regarding vaccines derived from aborted fetal cell lines. The study was undertaken in response to a US group called Children of God for Life, which has for years fought for the creation of ethical vaccines which are not 'tainted' by abortion.In the document published in Medicina e Morale by the Center for Bioethics of Catholic University in Rome and titled, Moral Reflections On Vaccines Prepared From Cells Derived From Aborted Human...
  • Oregon Health & Science University first to try stem-cell shots for child disease

    03/10/2006 10:18:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 653+ views ^ | 03.10.06 | ANDY DWORKIN
    Oregon Health & Science University will be the first, and maybe only, hospital to give a risky experimental stem-cell transplant to children dying of a rare nerve-destroying disease. In the coming months, as many as six children with Batten disease will travel to OHSU for injections of neural stem cells, primitive cells that can form new brain and nerve cells. The stem cells are taken from human fetuses, with their mothers' agreement, and processed and purified by a California company, StemCells Inc. At OHSU, a surgeon will inject the stem cells into eight areas of each child's brain. The theory...
  • Stem cells from brains help rats walk, study says

    04/02/2006 9:32:33 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 256+ views
    ZeeNews ^ | 03.30.06
    Washington, Mar 30: Stem cells harvested from the brains of mice can restore some walking ability in laboratory rats with spinal-cord damage, Canadian scientists reported on Tuesday. The findings are the latest success in rodent experiments to improve movement using a type of stem cell, an immature cell that can turn into different cells and tissues. Researchers hope to eventually test stem-cell therapies in people who are paralyzed and help them walk again. In the new study, scientists took cells known as neural precursor cells, a type of stem cell that has started turning into a central nervous system cell,...
  • Fetuses harvested for cosmetic procedures: Repulsive new world of humansacrifice

    08/25/2006 6:42:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 65 replies · 1,175+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 25 August 2006 | Drs. Michael A. Glueck & Robert J. Cihak
    Lawyers love to talk about the slippery slope, how you bend the rules a little or do something a little wrong and it leads inevitably to worse. But sometimes the slope turns into a precipice and you find yourself looking into the abyss. Use of fetal tissue for cosmetic purposes - especially fetal tissue conceived only for that purpose - is such precipitous plunge. The scientific and medical community knew it would happen eventually but didn't know how soon. False hope for stem cells is cruel enough - but using stem cells from fetuses created for monetary gain to use...
  • Aborting a Baby Is Legal in Britain, but Depicting It Is a Crime (FReep the baby-killers!!!)

    06/01/2006 7:23:15 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 1,215+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 2 June 2006 | Steven W. Mosher
    Our cousins in Great Britain, from whom we inherited a language, a political culture and, most specifically, the principle of freedom of speech, are going off the deep end, to judge from the jailing of Edward Atkinson. Here's the background. Last year, the U.K. was rocked by a high-profile abortion case. This was because the demise of "Baby A," as she became known, was photographed and videotaped. This evidence of her brutal end was widely distributed in the U.K. The abortion took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, not far from where Mr. Atkinson lives. This...
  • Children of God for Life Backs CMA Initiative: End Aborted Fetal Vaccines

    05/17/2006 10:50:56 AM PDT · by · 11 replies · 583+ views
    For Immediate Release: May 16, 2006 Contact: Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director 1-877-488-LIFE or email Children of God for Life Backs CMA Initiative: End Aborted Fetal Vaccines (Largo, FL) Children of God for Life is standing staunchly behind the Catholic Medical Association on their recent statement and press release calling for vaccine manufacturers to produce vaccines that are “not associated with abortion”. For years Children of God for Life has called on physicians and pro-life groups across the country to pressure the government and pharmaceutical industry in their Campaign for Ethical Vaccines, which currently has over 550,000 supporters. “United, we...
  • Judge Says Disposed Fetus, Tissue Isn't a Person

    03/04/2006 4:01:42 PM PST · by Tarkin · 39 replies · 984+ views
    AP ^ | March 3, 2006
    SANDUSKY (AP) -- A hospital whose employee stored about 90 fetuses or fetal tissue instead of disposing them didn't violate the law, said a county judge, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling. Erie County Judge Tygh Tone ruled against extending the definition of "person" to include fetal tissue based on Roe v. Wade, which set a precedent that legal rights of a "person" have "generally been contingent upon live birth." The judge dismissed four claims in a lawsuit against Firelands Community Hospital, now known Firelands Regional Medical Center. Two women who had miscarriages or stillbirths...
  • Vaccines and Abortion: What’s the Right Choice? (Vaccines cultured on aborted fetal tissue- ick)

    12/27/2005 8:33:18 AM PST · by emiller · 4 replies · 348+ views
    Cath. Exchange ^ | 12-27-05 | Jameson T. Taylor
    While vaccines can be safely grown on chick embryo or monkey kidney, aborted fetal tissue has become the culture of choice for most pharmaceutical companies. In the United States alone, ten different inoculations are propagated on two fetal cell lines called WI-38 and MRC-5. These vaccines are: VARIVAX (chickenpox), Havrix (hepatitis A), VAQTA (hepatitis A), Twinrix (hepatitis A/hepatitis B), POLIOVAX (polio), IMOVAX (rabies), MERUVAX II (rubella), M-R-VAX (measles/rubella), BIAVAX II (mumps/rubella) and M-M-R II (measles/mumps/rubella). The US military is also testing a new smallpox vaccine cultured on MRC-5 as well as two adenovirus — i.e., cold — vaccines grown on...
  • Missing the Point: Federal Funding of Stem Cell Research

    05/31/2005 7:39:43 AM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 12 replies · 498+ views
    Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk ^ | May 30, 2005 | Dr. Ron Paul
    Missing the Point: Federal Funding of Stem Cell ResearchMay 30,  2005  Medical and scientific ethics issues are in the news again, as Congress narrowly passed a bill last week that funds controversial embryonic stem cell research.  While I certainly sympathize with those who understandably hope such research will lead to cures for terrible diseases, I object to forcing taxpayers who believe harvesting embryos is immoral to pay for it.Congressional Republicans, eager to appease pro-life voters while still appearing suitably compassionate, supported a second bill that provides nearly $80 million for umbilical cord stem cell research.  But it’s never compassionate to...
  • Stem cells used to restore vision

    05/02/2005 9:45:13 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 51 replies · 1,216+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 28, 2005
    Stem cells used to restore vision A hospital in West Sussex is pioneering the use of stem cells to restore the eyesight of patients. The trial, being carried out at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, has already helped 40 people see again. The surgery at the hospital has been developed over the past five years. Stem cells from the patient or a donor are used to redevelop the cornea, the transparent film at the front of the eye which lets in light. Opthalmic surgeon Sheraz Daya said: "Many people who've had injuries to their eyes, or even people born...
  • March of Dimes Exposé (Warning: Graphic Content)

    04/30/2005 5:41:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 3,191+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 30, 2005 | PA Pro-Life Federation
    For years the March of Dimes (MOD) has been boycotted by pro-life groups for its involvement in the abortion industry. Unfortunately, many well-meaning pro-life citizens continue to support MOD, not knowing one of the group's methods of preventing what it calls "Birth Defects" is to promote abortion.MOD was one of the major forces behind the development and widespread use of amniocentesis in the second trimester of pregnancy. Amniocentesis is a test commonly used to determine if an unborn child has a congenital abnormality, knowledge of which can facilitate the decision to abort "defective" children. Pat Robertson of CBN and the...
  • Harvesting Fetal Body Parts

    12/22/2004 11:32:00 AM PST · by Calpernia · 72 replies · 9,937+ views
    New World Communication, Inc ^ | Kelly Patricia O'Meara
    Harvesting Fetal Body Parts By Kelly Patricia O'Meara [Reprinted with permission of Insight. Copyright 1999 New World Communication, Inc. All rights reserved.] The distribution of fetal body parts to scientists is a million-dollar industry. Researchers claim it's a necessary evil, but others fear it may encourage some grim abuses. Scientists depend on human body parts for research they believe may yield breakthroughs in a number of diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, that affect millions of people. But the public largely is unaware of the way the laundry list of body parts for scientific research is filled. Those who oppose...
  • Statement of the Holy See on Human Cloning addressed to the United Nations

    10/23/2004 4:50:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 221+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 22, 2004
    ROME, OCT. 22, 2004 ( Here is the document prepared by the Holy See on human cloning for the debate that took place in the U.N. General Assembly's Committee on October 21-22. * * * 1) The Holy See is convinced of the need to support and promote scientific research for the benefit of humanity. Thus, the Holy See earnestly encourages investigations that are being carried out in the fields of medicine and biology, with the goal of curing diseases and of improving the quality of life of all, provided that they are respectful of the dignity of the human...
  • Caption Kerry and Michael J. Fox today in New Hampshire

    10/04/2004 12:20:03 PM PDT · by conelrad · 83 replies · 2,570+ views
    Reuters via yahoo ^ | Oct 4, 2004 | unknown
    Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry (news - web sites) (R) speaks to actor Michael J. Fox at a town hall meeting in Hampton, New Hampshire, October 4, 2004. Fox, who has Parkinson's Disease, joined Kerry in support of a discussion on stem cell research. (Jim Young/Reuters)
  • Caption Kerry

    10/04/2004 9:26:49 AM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 67 replies · 1,878+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | Oct. 4, 2004 | Reuters/Yahoo
  • Harvesting Those Fetal Body Parts

    08/11/2004 7:42:37 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies · 4,063+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 10.25.99 | Kelly Patricia O'Meara
    Harvesting Those Fetal Body Parts By Kelly Patricia O'Meara Scientists depend on human body parts for research they believe may yield breakthroughs in a number of diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, that affect millions of people. But the public largely is unaware of the way the laundry list of body parts for scientific research is filled. Those who oppose using human flesh for research wonder if knowing the gruesome details would make a difference to those who support the practice. Actual requests for body parts such as a "whole intact leg, including the entire hip joint," come with special...
  • Ron Reagan says Kerry's first act would be EO to reverse Bush stem cell policy

    07/12/2004 4:10:27 PM PDT · by Howlin · 273 replies · 5,407+ views
    Hardball | July 12, 2004
    He just announced this on Hardball; he said that Kerry told him this personally on the phone while they were discussing Reagan's appearance at the Democratic Convention that his first act in office if he's elected will be to sign an executive order to reverse Bush's stem cell policy.
  • Church Groups Foggy Up Stem Cell Initiative

    07/12/2004 10:33:22 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 13 replies · 401+ views ^ | 7/9/2004 | Christian Prisacarou
    Another campaign of stem cell disinformation and misdirection is in full swing in California. The sponsors of Proposition 71, the "California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act," are promoting a measure that would allow researchers a constitutional right to experiment on embryonic stem cells, and equip them with almost $3 billion in public funds. The drafters of this initiative have cunningly phrased their proposition to purposely avoid using the words "embryo" or "embryonic." Hoping to obfuscate the real biological issues at hand, supporters of Proposition 71 are deliberately trying to circumvent an honest debate on the issues and legalize research...

    07/11/2004 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 198 replies · 6,233+ views
    ABCnews ^ | 07/11/04 | ABC
  • Abortionists Admit Dismemberment Horror

    04/01/2004 10:57:25 AM PST · by Cedar · 82 replies · 320+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 1, 2004
    Abortionists Admit Dismemberment Horror "Another doctor a day earlier had testified that a fetus sometimes does not immediately die after limbs are pulled off." That's the sole reference we could find to the major piece of blockbuster testimony in searching the wire services today for accounts of the partial-birth abortion trial going on in New York. Pro-abortion reporters and editors don't like to dwell on reality, doncha know. Here's some slightly less horrific testimony that the media will relate from U.S. District Court in Manhattan. "Does the fetus feel pain?" Judge Richard C. Casey on Wednesday asked another abortionist, Dr....
  • Vaccines from Aborted fetal tissue and ethical alternatives. Special Request ID8

    10/05/2003 11:03:08 PM PDT · by · 6 replies · 217+ views
    Children of God for Life ^ | 5 Oct 2003 | Debi Vinnedge
    Now that single ethical doses using chick embryo have become available for Measles (Attenuvax) and Mumps (Mumpsvax) we are setting up a network of physicians across the country to assist parents who are trying to obtain them. Many of you have written to tell us that some doctors are refusing to order the 10 dose minimum, fearing they will not be able to use left-over doses, while some doctors simply cannot get enough to handle the demand for their patients! Seems like we should be able to put these parents and doctors in touch with each other. If you are...
  • Useful Lives: The American Medical Association Ethics

    06/21/2003 9:31:33 AM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 2,707+ views
    Catholic Way ^ | 06.20.03 | Dr. Pat Lappert, M.D.
    Cloning Useful Lives: The American Medical Association Ethics By Dr. Pat LappertChief Medical Advisor This past week, the governing body of the AMA did the unspeakable... Catholic Way - Useful Lives: The American Medical Association’s Ethics of Homicide (c)Patrick W. Lappert, MD This past week, in a vote that went without debate, the governing body of the AMA gave public approval to human cloning for research and therapeutic applications. Because this approval was given by the nation’s largest association of physicians, it will carry considerable weight into the arena of public policy and legislation. Human cloning is the process...
  • UPDATE: Vaccines from Aborted babies and related.

    06/13/2003 2:14:42 PM PDT · by · 17 replies · 221+ views
    Children of God for Life ^ | Fri, 13 Jun 2003 | Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director
    IN THIS UPDATE Australia Pro-Lifers Target Drugs Tested on Unborn Children... Merck Battles HLI- Drops Their Charitable Contribution Match... Catholic Bishops Bioethics Comm. UK Queries Aborted Fetal Cell Lines... Crucell Hunting Down Fresh Aborted Fetuses... Japanese obtain release for Measles vaccine... SPECIAL REQUEST - Put the Pressure On! *************************************** Australia Pro-Lifers Target Drugs Tested on Unborn Children Pro-Life Infonet 5-22-03 Canberra, Australia -- Australian pro-lifers failed to defeat legislation permitting research on human embryos, but their fight continues. Now they're hoping to win a government pledge that any drugs tested on or using human embryos will carry public warnings to...
  • The ugly truth behind some childhood vaccinations

    06/05/2003 6:36:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 360+ views
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | June 1, 2003 | Tom Tracy
    After learning some popular vaccines are developed from aborted fetal tissue, Shannon Law decided her three children should not get a chicken pox immunization. The state of Arkansas, where the immunization is mandatory, disagreed. The Little Rock mother argued that to give her children the vaccine would be a violation of her Catholic faith. Because abortion is a grave sin, she said, to expose her children to the vaccine would be tantamount to complicity in the original 1966 abortions used in the product’s research and development.Arkansas health officials denied the exemptions and threatened to keep two of Law’s children from...