Monday, August 3, 2015

Who doesn't want the skin of a baby?

This practice is as old as abortion. Cosmetics from dead baby. So we fight.

I posted to facebook:
What are researchers doing or planning with the fetal tissue Planned Parenthood collects?
[Perhaps you've seen The Island(2005).]
Below is a layman's translation from a 1972 article ( later published in Science, a prestigious scientific journal) followed by the original in medical jargon, with link to the source.
1972, 58 pregnant women.
Researchers removed living children from the wombs of their mothers (who had come for elective abortions and opted for riskier method of hysterotomy). They injected amino acids into their umbilical cords, and observe the results. When each baby died about ten minutes later, they harvested the relevant parts in order to store for further research.
[You made it. I'll see you at the protests: ]
Here it is untranslated:
“For “in vivo” experiments, each fetus immediately after removal from the uterus was injected with approximately 100 uCi of either 35S-L-methionine (specific activity 515 mCi/mmole) or 35S-L-cysteine (specific activity 31.3 mCi/mmole) contained in 0.5 ml of a 0.9% solution of NaCl at pH 7.0. In some experiments, unlabeled cysteine (2.0 /xmoles L-cysteine in 0.2 ml 0.9% NaCl, pH 7.0) as well as 35S-L-methionine were injected. All injections were made into the umbilical vein through a short Teflon catheter which was then rinsed with 0.2 ml 0.9% NaCl; the whole cord was clamped on the fetal side of the point of entry of the catheter to prevent blood loss during the experiment. After 10 min (elsewhere in the paper, “in all cases the heart continued to beat during the 10-min period and spontaneous movement was seen”), the cord was severed close to the fetus, and as much blood as possible was collected into a tube which contained heparin as anticoagulant. The fetal organs were quickly removed and dropped into liquid nitrogen.”…/
"The research was funded by the Lalor Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, and the Association for Aid of Crippled Children also in New York. The abortions appear to have been done at the Central University Hospital and Borja Womens Hospital in Helsinki, Finland because an end note offers thanks to the staffs there.

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