Saturday, September 17, 2005

For Sale: Baby Body Parts

The nightmares get worse with each passing day...but they are not, in fact, dreams but true accounts of our modern era's barbarity.

Here is the Times (U.K.) story about a Ukranian "research institute" that is advertizing and selling body parts from preborn children over the internet.

Here are a couple of excerpts:

The institute [Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in Kharkov], one of the biggest and most famous in its field, says that the materials are produced legally using early aborted foetuses which are otherwise disposed of as biowaste.

But its highly specialised and controversial research is now under scrutiny after renewed allegations that live babies — or their dead bodies — have disappeared from maternity hospitals in Kharkov.

...Juliya Kopeika, who used to work there and is now doing research in Britain, told The Times that Ukrainian scientists in the field had long benefited from a more relaxed approach to ethical issues...