The government now classifies birth control as preventive care, and President Barack Obama’s health care law requires health plans to cover prevention at no cost to the consumer. —Associated Press
A Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf’s right to eat him. He thus addressed him:
“Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted me.”
“Indeed,” bleated the Lamb in a mournful tone of voice, “I was not then born.”
Then said the Wolf, “You feed in my pasture.”
“No, good sir,” replied the Lamb, “I have not yet tasted grass.”
Again said the Wolf, “You drink of my well.”
“No,” exclaimed the Lamb, “I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother’s milk is both food and drink to me.”
Upon which the Wolf seized him and ate him up, saying, “Well! I won’t remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations.”
The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.
—Aesop’s Fables (Translated by George Fyler Townsend)
Barack Obama’s Food & Drug Administration has given the go-ahead to a group of entrepreneurial ghouls called StemCells, Inc. to begin recycling the brains from aborted infants for use in experimental research:
Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cells’ effect on vision.
In its press release announcing the clinical trial, StemCells Inc. was careful to refer to the fetal brain material as “purified human neural stem cell product” or HuCNS-SC cells, rather than “fresh human fetal brain tissue,” a description which can be found elsewhere on its website.
“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,” said Fischbach.
In the press announcement, StemCells Inc. calls the use of the brains from babies killed in abortions “truly unique.” Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests | LifeNews.com.
Ah, progress. Back in the 19th Century, enlightened governments hung body snatchers. Nowadays, they subsidize them. And the abortion mills who harvest the crops are, thanks to Obama’s ‘contraception’ mandate, about to reap a windfall profit. From Unborn In The USA:
- Selling human tissue is against federal law. But body parts wholesalers work around this by placing an employee on site at the clinic to train and oversee the collection of fetal material they desire. They then pay the clinic a “site fee” in return for the value of the body parts removed from the clinic. Most orders for fetal material are for healthy tissue–no abnormalities, please! The more fully formed, the more desirable they are for research purposes. Orders are often placed specifying that an organ must be procured from a living, aborted baby! Use of certain chemicals might harm a desired organ.
- Technically, the abortion clinic “donates” the fetal materials to the wholesaler. There is no record of anyone illegally paying for a body part. Specimens can be obtained within minutes of passage, flash-frozen or processed to your specification, then shipped FedEx to preserve freshness.
- Once again, the fetal tissues are “donated”, not sold, from the wholesaler to the research organization. The biggest demand for human fetal tissues comes from pharmaceutical and biological firms, government and university research laboratories.
- If no one has illegally bought or sold a human body part, how is the wholesaler paid off? The wholesaler cleverly bills the research facility for “retrieval costs”, which cover all operational expenses plus profits. The mother is the only one to not share in the profits from her infant’s body parts. Each year $19 million in grants and awards is dished out for fetal tissue research by the U.S. taxpayer-funded National Institute of Health, whose guidelines prohibit profit from direct sales, but allow all other forms of compensation which cover the hidden profit.
True evil, you see, is found not in the wholesale destruction of the unborn, nor in the unsavory trafficking of fetal body parts. It is in a philosophy, the philosophy of the ‘progressive’, that is able to convince millions of otherwise decent people that such things are acceptable, and—by governmental decree—force the rest of us to become unwilling accessories to the crime.
**See also: Baby Body Parts for Sale: “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” (H/T to Tracy @redRiverhobo):
[...] Not only are babies, even at or near birth, being killed every day in America, this bastion of human rights, but their organs are also being harvested and sold on the black market. They are being dissected, sometimes while still alive, and sold piece by piece. Ears for $75 a pair; arms and legs, $150; a brain for $999, tax not included.
…Companies such as Opening Lines of Kansas City, Missouri, are making even more millions. If you want an “unprocessed” baby, it’s $70. Do you want the baby’s bone marrow? $250. Do you want the baby’s eyes? $75. A spinal column will run $850. If you want an intact embryonic cadaver, it will cost you $400. Their brochure reads, “Fresh Fetal Tissue Harvested and Shipped to Your Specifications…Where and When you need it!”