Aborted baby parts are unnecessary for scientific research

LifeNews.com | Dec 13 2018 | Dave Andrusko

In the video, the Planned Parenthood Medical Director explains why “Dismemberment” Abortion “Checkbox” Skirts Federal Partial-Birth Law. So, it is fine to obtain baby body parts for research…


National Right to Life News has reported… the Trump administration is planning to fund ethical alternatives to scavenging fetal tissue from aborted babies with $20 million over the next two years. This follows a decision by the Trump administration to terminate a “one-year, $15,900 contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources to acquire human fetal tissue ‘for implantation into severely immune-compromised mice to create chimeric animals that have a human immune system,’” according to The Daily Signal.

Tara Sander Lee, Ph. D., an Associate Scholar with Charlotte Lozier Institute, told the subcommittee

I stand before you today with a message of hope. We do not need fetal body parts from aborted babies to achieve future scientific and medical advancements. … [S]cience speaks for itself. After over 100 years of research, no therapies have been discovered or developed that require aborted fetal tissues.

David Prentice, Ph.D, an advisory board member and Chair for the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center, talked specifically not only about the ethical issues raised, the importance of federal funding going to therapies that work, but also a number of alternatives… Read more.

First baby is born via uterus transplant from a deceased donor

THE LANCET | PUBLIC RELEASE: 4-DEC-2018 | TheLancet.com reported in EurekAlert.org and BioEdge.org

The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey at the “Orgonothon”, being organised by the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), in New Delhi Currently, uterus donation is only available for women with family members who are willing to donate. With live donors in short supply, the new technique might help to increase availability and give more women the option of pregnancy. ...The first baby has been born following a uterus transplantation from a deceased donor, according to a case study from Brazil published in The Lancet. The study is also the first uterine transplantation in Latin America.

The new findings demonstrate that uterus transplants from deceased donors are feasible and may open access for all women with uterine infertility, without the need for live donors. However, the outcomes and effects of donations from live and deceased donors are yet to be compared, and the surgical and immunosuppression techniques will be optimised in the future.

The recipient of the transplant was a patient with uterine infertility…. Read more.

 

BioEdge included abortion among reasons women have a damaged uterus

Infertility affects 10-15% of couples of reproductive age. Of this group, one in 500 women have uterine anomalies due to congenital anomalies, or through unexpected malformation, hysterectomy, infection or sometimes abortion. Before the advent of uterus transplants, the only available options to have a child were adoption or surrogacy. Read more.

Related story on definition of death here.

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...and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind ... the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind ...the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. -Genesis 1

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