The following comes from an August 7 Operation Rescue article by Cheryl Sullenger:
Houston, TX — Today, the Center for Medical Progress released the full, uncut video of the undercover visit to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Houston, Texas, that was summarized in the a shorter video released earlier this week.
That longer video contains new revelations that some aborted baby remains sold by Planned Parenthood go to biotech companies for the purpose of creating “humanized” mice.
The full video, which runs for five hours and forty-five minutes, expands on a conversation between Melissa Farrell, Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, and two Center for Medical Progress actors posing as representatives of an organ procurement company. That conversation focused on potential compensation to Planned Parenthood in exchange for fetal remains.
Farrell made it clear that Planned Parenthood had been involved in the selling of aborted baby parts for some time and was very familiar with the use of fetal remains in the production of humanized mice.
She discussed how the Houston affiliate for which she worked was “resistant” to recent efforts by Planned Parenthood Federation of America to standardize fetal tissue sales throughout the participating affiliates because “we’ve been doing our own thing for a long time.”
What exactly are “humanized” mice?
Around the year 2000, a line of mice created through breeding and genetic alteration to suppress the immune response that prompts rejection of foreign tissue. This was around the time that Operation Rescue first discovered that scientists had begun experimenting with stem cells derived from aborted babies and began speaking out against it.
With the rodents’ immune systems suppressed, human fetal cells or tissue could be transplanted or grafted into the mice where it would grow.
For example, “hematopoietic” stem cells mentioned in the Center for Medical Progress video are cells related to the creation blood. Grafting these cells into mice would create blood that more closely resembled human blood. Then researchers could conduct experiments on these “humanized” mice and get results more reflective of how a human being’s blood would react.
Mice continue to be altered and bred to allow their tissues to take on more realistic human properties.
In the case of the immune-biology group discussed in the video, they were seeking a very large order of essentially 120 intact fetal cadavers from 14-22 weeks gestation. The bodies would then be dissected to extract the desired tissue, which would either be transplanted into mice and grown, or processed into cells that would be grafted or injected into mice.
“It is as if researchers have taken a page out of The Island of Doctor Moreau, the classic sci-fi story by H.G. Wells, where a mad scientist crossed the bounds of ethics and morality to create human-animal hybrids,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, who also serves on the Board of the Center for Medical Progress.
The Catholic Church is supposed to be the lighthouse, the beacon which saves us from crashing into the immoral and demonic. Unfortunately, since Vatican II, YES, I said VATICAN II, the Church has been silent. The only thing the Church has been actively promoting is how evil and mean traditionalists are and how wonderful the Church is since Vatican II. By being politically correct, thousands are fleeing from Her and going over either to Fundamentalist Christianity or to atheist and agnostic practices.
I agree with the post of Pilar! We desperately need a “Vatican III,” to set things right in the Church, after the massive destructions following the Second Vatican Council!!
Linda Maria – Please, the Church is not strong enough at this point in history to right itself by means of another Vatican council. It would be a disaster – a veritable Vat 2 on steroids, the opening of a Pandora’s box of unimaginable heterodoxy. The last thing that should happen at his point is another council. And by the way, the same goes for the suggestion that the U.S. needs a Constitutional convention. These ideas are the Trojan horses of the Apocalypse.
Pilar, bearing false witness is a sin.
I agree Anonymous Pilar is bearing false witness. Be weary of anyone stating V2 and then throwing everyone under the bus. Her comments falsely imply. She may have good moral convictions, which i like but on this i would have to disagree with her and pray that she someday acknowledge where she is in grave error. If her purpose is to fight the good fight then i dont see it on how she is going about it. Her words remind me of those who ‘s agenda is all about destroying V2 with slander and false notions.
It’s a shame, but most people will ignore this in favor of watching Modern Family, some Zombie movie or a game show.
Vat. II opened the door for the modernization and Protestantization of the Church. Truly that was a disaster, but with the ultra-liberals inhabiting the Vatican now, I’m afraid having a Vat. III might make the problems even worse. I’m concerned that the upcoming Conference on he Family will add to the problems, such as allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion and make concessions to sexually active homosexuals. I hope I’m wrong.
It makes one wonder if some of the supposedly mythical creatures of the past which were said to be part animal, part human — such as satyrs — were not actually real creatures produced by some mad scientists of the past.
These scientists (and I use the term loosely, to be sure) are certainly capable of imagining and producing such creatures without a qualm, Ann. We’ll have to come up with a new term for this new breed of Hitleresque madmen who lack consciences and respect for life in their pagan, diabolic experiments.
Frankensteinian would be a good one for starts, Dana.