First embryonic stem cell research ... Your tax dollars for no results. New National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines, expanding funding for killing embryos for research. One wonders why our dollars are not used or research, that is ethical? The embryonic stem-cell research gang composed of ethicists, scientists and celebrities, have for years, ignored the fact, that research on human embryos is performed only after they've been killed. Utililitarian? You bet. The embryo exists, only for the state. Is this what the United States is coming to?
This gang also promotes using embryos, that are left over, from fertility treatments, under the guise, they will be wasted, if they're not used to benefit the state. Enter a new stem-cell expert. He is from across the sea. Britain's Sir Richard Gardner, is promoting harvesting organs from aborted babies. Sir Richard commented, he was surprised, that organ donation had not been considered, with embryonic stem-cell research. Experiments in mice, have shown, that fetal kidneys grow extremely quickly, when transplanted to adult animals. Sir Richard, an advisor to Britain's Human Fertilization & Embryology authority, sees this horrific practice, as a solution to the shortage of donated organs.
Unfortunately, Sir Richard is not alone. Professor Stuart Campbell joins the chorus. Speaking of the many babies aborted in late term, he stated, "If they are going to be terminated, it is a shame to waste their organs." He added, "I am sure very few of those on the transplant list would rather die than accept an organ from an aborted fetus."
Back across the sea, here in the United States, bioethicist Jacob Appel, joins the chorus in saying, "The first striking feature of fetal organs, is that their supply is unlimited. Pregnant women who provide fetal kidneys, could do so repeatedly."
Sounds like a Robin Cook novel. These practices might beat the popularity of his book, "Coma", or maybe "Frankenstein & Dracula. Or how about Hitler's "Mein Kemph"? Or, if you're a movie goer, how about "Soylent Green" or "The Boys From Brazil"? These media approaches, were fantasy a few years ago. Now ...
Jacob Appel admits, that abortions would likely rise as a result, but even so, he believes we have "a moral duty" to legalize the marketing of fetal organs. "Poor women could benefit from the selling of organs of their aborted children." He also dreams of a day, "Scientific research may make possible farms of artificial wombs, breeding fetuses, for their organs."
Where's the public outcry. Poor women selling the organs of their babies, after they've killed them? That's a horror movie that has yet to be produced. Shades of New York City, who, is paying women for their eggs. This, in spite of the fact, that no long term studies, have been done on the damage, that may occur, from the horrific amount of hormones needed to produce the eggs. One medical fact, we know for sure, is that there is a direct link to cervical cancer, from taking the birth control pill, a hormone.