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Post-Abortion Baby Parts Now a Booming Business

Post-Abortion Baby Parts Now a Booming Business

The culture of death demeans human life and perverts our view of reality. It actually forces us to view one another inhumanely or as just another commodity by reducing us to a mass of cells, blob of tissue, or a mixture of atoms that are here today and gone tomorrow, with no eternal consequence and no moral obligations. And viewing our existence on earth through that paradigm, it's not hard to see how some not only choose to kill their babies in the womb, but even sell parts of those aborted babies to the highest bidder in the name of science.

Case in point: StemCells, Inc. just put out a news release for investors in which they announced their latest money-making opportunity – using the brains from aborted babies for research.

Of course they don't call the brains "brains," nor do they mention that the organs were part of a baby once residing safely in a mother's womb. Rather, they label the material proprietary HuCNS-SC®, or "purified human neural stem cells." (Both of which sound far more appealing than "the brain we just removed from the child the doctor killed and threw away.")

And since StemCells, Inc. has already received the approval of President Obama's Food and Drug Administration for this research, it's off to the races.

According to StemCells, Inc. CEO Martin McGlynn:

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. The preclinical data supporting our IND is particularly compelling and we look forward to getting this trial underway.

And Stephen Huhn, MD, vice president of the program at StemCells, Inc., was elated: "We have published the preclinical evidence demonstrating that our human neural stem cells might offer a safe, effective and simple approach to treating AMD and other retinal diseases."

In other words, taking the brains out of one person and injecting them into another may actually help the second to see better. Of course, the side effects for the person forced to donate the brain are horrific, but there's money to be made.

As Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life points out, the babies being sacrificed for this purpose are 10 to 20 weeks old, "with visible fingers, toes and ears." This means "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."

Is this the "progress" we envision from politically correct medical research involving pre-born babies, which, in addition to being unethical, has not resulted in promised "miracle cures?"

As ADF has pointed out in its litigation against the Obama administration's illegal funding of embryonic stem cell research, other types of research that do not involve pre-born babies have brought about successful results without such ethical horrors. But those successes are largely ignored in the face of gruesome leftists who want to use American taxpayer dollars to find yet another reason to keep abortion alive and well…even if the victims of abortion are not.