Making Children into Commodities, the Fruit of the Stem Cell Industry

December 19, 2006

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 18 /Christian Newswire/ — Biblical Family Advocates was stunned to learn that the stem cell research industry may have reached another dark chapter in its campaign to violate the human rights of children.

In an article by Matthew Hill, of the BBC, entitled Ukraine babies in stem cell probe http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6171083.stm reveals that there are accounts from Ukrainian women that after the delivery of their babies, that their newborns were stolen by maternity staff, presumably for stem cell research. Citing a report in the article, it stated that, “In its report, the Council describes a general culture of trafficking of children snatched at birth, and a wall of silence from hospital staff upwards over their fate. The pictures show organs, including brains, have been stripped – and some bodies dismembered.” The article also stated that “Ukraine has become the self-styled stem cell capital of the world.”

“Many governments across the globe should put enormous pressure on the government of Ukraine to see to it that these horrific practices are not occurring and if they have, prosecutions should be pursued for kidnapping, murder and trafficking in human body parts,” says Phil Magnan, Director for Biblical Family Advocates.

“Many have warned the stem cell industry about the reducing of embryonic children to commodities and parts, because the slippery slope leads right up to the time of birth. It is apparent that the stem cell industries bottom line creates the kind of atmosphere that even a child cannot be born into this world without being a possible candidate for dismemberment, for profit.”

Magnan continued, “We grieve for the mothers and fathers who have lost their newborns to this horrific practice and we are amazed that hospital staff may have breached a patients trust in the worst way, selling them out to the highest bidder.”

Biblical Family Advocates demands that the stem cell industry cease from its horrific practice of reducing children to mere parts to be commercialized. All children should be afforded the same dignity and protection as anyone else who is made in the image of God.

Biblical Family Advocates also challenges the stem cell industry to cease from its waste of tax payer dollars on embryonic stem research that has only yielded dead, cloned embryonic children and false hopes for cures. Instead, they are strongly encouraged to use adult stem cells and cord blood stem cells which are responsible for over 70 actual cures and therapies for debilitating diseases.

Christian Newswire

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