Conservatives: Proposal to Transplant Organs of Aborted Fetuses 'Horrifying'
LONDON – Christians and conservatives in the United Kingdom have reacted in horror to a suggestion by an Oxford professor, who said that the organs of aborted fetuses should be used in organ transplants for the seriously ill.
Sir Richard Gardner, a stem cell expert from Oxford University, said that using the organs of fetuses was a realistic way of solving the problem of a shortage of freely given organs. He also said that experiments on mice had shown that fetal kidneys grew very quickly when transplanted into adults.
“It is probably a more realistic technique in dealing with the shortage of kidney donors than others,” Gardner said of his proposal, according to The Daily Mail.
Using aborted fetuses “is something that could be done but it’s not something that’s talked about much,” he added. “It is at least a temporary solution.”
Christian groups have opposed the idea, however, describing it as immoral.
Dr. Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship argued that unborn children deserved “protection, respect, wonder and empathy.”
Josephine Quintavalle from Comment On Reproductive Ethics (CORE), meanwhile, was quoted by The Daily Mail as saying, "At what stage do you say to the woman who is to have an abortion, ‘Can we have some organs for transplant?’”
She described the idea itself as “absolutely horrifying."
Currently there are 8,000 people in the United Kingdom waiting for organ donations, around 7,000 of which are waiting for kidneys. People waiting for kidneys have only a one in three chance of receiving a kidney during the year and hundreds are dying every year because of the shortage
Well, well, well..........
I am going to post an I told you so.
In my post "The New Obama Nation", I chided Obama for the following statement:
"Promoting science isn't just about providing resources, it is also about protecting free and open inquiry," Obama said. "It is about letting scientists like those here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it's inconvenient especially when it's inconvenient. It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology."
I asked this in my post:
Shall we let scientist have a free reign on doing whatever they want "free from manipulation or coercion"? ..."even when it's inconvenient especially when it's inconvenient"?
I also asked:
If this is the mind of Obama then nothing is off limits is it?
How about these things for scientific study free from manipulation or coercion:
*Once a baby is aborted, science will harvest the organs and limbs to do research.
*Mentally ill people will be subject to 'life enhancement' research and testing.
*The elderly will be subject to 'life longevity' research and testing.
*Random selecting of individuals will begin this year for frontal lobotomy research.
*All new drugs will no longer be tested on animals but from random human population drawings.
*To better understand cancer cells, science will now start injecting cancerous cells into healthy babies drawn randomly.
What was the first one????
I was asked by Quasar in his response to the posting:
Hello Wayne. A few quick questions, if you don't mind: Do you have any reason for believing that the new American president has any intention of allowing such clearly immoral things to happen, besides the obvious reason of political bias due to perceived ideological dissimilarities?
Yes.....I do have reason to believe that this president could allow it...remember his words; "It is about letting scientists like those here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it's inconvenient especially when it's inconvenient. It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology."
Now granted this was an Oxford professor who made this statement in the United Kingdom, but can you see where we are headed?
Do you really think it is unreasonable that this could happen? Maybe not today......maybe not in a few years......but it will happen. People are desperate for cures for dying and will stop at nothing to gain a few extra years no matter what the perceived 'morals' are of that particular generation.
There is only one cure for death and His Name is Jesus Christ. Christ died on a hill called Calvary to pay for the Law you and I have broken; God's Commandments. The Scriptures say that God is not willing that any should perish but but that all should come to repentance.
The Bible says that if you repent of your sins and put your trust in Christ, He will save you from the wrath that is to come.
Please, do that today before it is too late.
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