Harvesting Fetal Tissue For Fun And Profit

A series of disturbing videos has brought this grisly practice to the forefront, even if it is nothing new. PhD chemist and theologian Stacy Trasancos dug into the scientific literature to discover some early references…

Here’s one from 1972, entitled “Development of Mammalian Sulfur Metabolism: Absence of Cystathionase in Human Fetal Tissues,” published in Pediatric Research. According to the article’s introduction: “We have therefore examined the development of the transsulfuration pathway in 58 human fetuses, obtained at therapeutic abortion during approximately the 2nd-6th month of gestation and in liver from 5 full term and 3 prematurely born infants.”

With this harvesting, our intrepid researchers were able to make the epic conclusion that cysteine, a non-essential amino acid, “may” be essential in developing humans. For those put off by the publication date, occurring before Roe v. Wade, no worries. The work was a joint effort with Finnish researchers, where abortion was legalized in 1970. Do note the disconnect between touting the results on humans, juxtaposed against the “It’s not human, it’s only a clump of cells” mantra.

Trasancos cites a few other papers of intermediate vintage (2001 and 1991), and one from 2015, entitled “Human-specific gene ARHGAP11B promotes basal progenitor amplification and neocortex expansion,” published in Science. Although this work came out of Germany, the researchers elected to obtain their 16 wpc (weeks post-conception) human brain used for immunofluorescence analyses from Novogenix Laboratories—as featured in the notorious Center for Medical Progress (CMP) videos. This raises a few questions.

How difficult do you suppose it is to abort a 16 wpc fetus in such a manner as to not harm the brain? Bear in mind that the applicable federal law, 42 U.S.C. 289, TITLE I, Subtitle A, PART II, SEC. 111, (b)(2)(A)(ii) provides “no alteration of the timing, method, or procedures used to terminate the pregnancy was made solely for the purposes of obtaining the tissue.”

Yet, the video clearly shows Dr. Nucatola describing abortionists manipulating unborn children in order to remove them feet first, to facilitate obtaining an intact head, apparently to preserve an intact brain.

Then, there is the matter of selling the body parts. The same law, under SEC. 112 (a), states: “It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce.” The dodge, of course, is to term these transactions as “donations,” subject to reimbursement of certain expenses. Inasmuch as the harvesting company generally comes on premises to get the tissue, one wonders how great such expenses could actually be.

Still, according to a brochure from harvester Stem Express, also featured in the videos, entitled “Your clinic can advance biomedical research,” there are no fewer than three specific mentions of how participating clinics can benefit financially. These financial benefits are prominently featured on the company’s website, as well.

But, what of the benefits to the fetal donor, herself? I doubt that she is aware that at least two entities (the clinic and the harvester) are profiting from her aborted fetal donation. Why shouldn’t she get a cut? At least, the costs of an abortion are tax deductible, even if the medical expenses for a stillborn child are not. (IRS publications 501 and 502). Perhaps the CMP videos will usher in a new area of fetal body part compensation law.

The term “stem cell” simply means a cell that has not yet differentiated. Typically, a stem cell divides into two cells: A duplicate of itself; and a cell that develops into a more specialized cell type. As such, they are capable of long-term self-renewal and can thus be utilized in medical therapies.

Human embryonic stem cells have long been touted as the next miracle cure, owing to their potential to become “anything,” but in fact have serious problems, including a tendency to become cancerous. Despite considerable research on HESC since 1998, not a single usable therapy has ever been introduced.

In contrast, adult stem cells, which do not require a fetal donation, can cure more than 70 medical conditions and are the subject of thousands of current and completed clinical trials. An offshoot of this is the induced pluripotent stem cell. These are adult somatic cells that are reprogrammed into a state quite similar to an HESC, but with the compelling advantage that a self-transplant can be done, with no fear of rejection.

Many authorities, including Drs. Ben Carson, David Prentice (stem cell researcher), and Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, have dismissed the notion that fetal tissue donations are essential for medical research…

Says Cretella: “Let’s be clear: selling organs of aborted babies for fetal tissue research is unnecessary and prolongs human suffering. Each dollar spent on fetal tissue transplants from aborted babies and embryonic stem cell research is a dollar not spent on expanding the success of adult stem cell therapies.”

An AP report on the murders and freefall of Baltimore translated by a former street cop

 By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Under the crushing weight of incompetent Black Democrats,  Baltimore has slipped into a cesspool of crime not seen since the early 1970s.  

Baltimore has no hope of pulling out of its descent into a modern day Dodge City unless it changes its leadership; but that is simply not going to happen. Baltimore is supposed to be the Black, Democrat “shinning City on the hill” that proves a modern American city can be run on hatred for the police. The thugocrocy that rules Baltimore can never/will never admit its incompetence and step aside to save the city.   RIOT BALTIMORE PIC

Since Baltimore’s spring offensive by its shock troops of destruction, the Democrat media has been working overtime to ignore or obfuscate the truth of Baltimore’s decline.  In mock horror they reported the shooting death of a lion in Africa and Bruce Jenner’s attention grabbing self-mutilation. They will report anything but actual responsibility for the murder rate in Baltimore, a core Democrat city more dangerous than Afghanistan.

Having spent years patrolling Brooklyn’s equivalent of Baltimore I feel qualified to translate into truthful English this AP “hide it on Saturday,” whispered report on Baltimore’s record breaking July murder rate.

 After correctly enumerating the murder rate, the AP calls the duty of containing it a “Sisyphean task.”   

In Greek Mythology, Sisyphus was condemned to forever push a great boulder to the top of a mountain, only to have it roll back down.
In Greek Mythology, Sisyphus was condemned to forever push a great boulder to the top of a mountain, only to have it roll back down.

 

 Translation: “No Democrat can fix this but we need a murky, obscure phrase like ‘Sisyphean task’ to make you believe it would be a hopeless undertaking for anyone. Therefore, since no one can fix Baltimore (which is NOT true) the thugs who run the city cannot be held responsible for their incompetence. It’s all just normal behavior in the ‘hood’.”

 “Too many continue to die on our streets,” [Mayor] Rawlings-Blake said then. “Families are tired of dealing with this pain and so am I. Recent   

Mayor Rawlings-Blake
Mayor Rawlings-Blake

events have placed an intense focus on our police leadership, distracting many from what needs to be our main focus: the fight against crime.”

 Translation: “This is not my fault. I’m only supposed to get credit for things, not blame. Even though I tied the cop’s hands and allowed them to be mocked, abused and indicted by that psycho Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore police should still be putting my political future ahead of their own safety and well-being. So it’s the cop’s fault anyway.”

 “The [murder] “clearance rate” is at 36.6 percent, far lower than the department’s mid-40s average. Crime experts and residents of   

Maryland Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby
Maryland Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby

Baltimore’s most dangerous neighborhoods cite a confluence of factors: mistrust of the police; generalized anger and hopelessness over a lack of opportunities for young black men; and competition among dealers of illegal drugs, bolstered by the looting of prescription pills from pharmacies during the riot. Federal drug enforcement agents said gangs targeted 32 pharmacies in the city, taking roughly 300,000 doses of opiates as the riots caused $9 million in property damage in the city.”   BALTIMORE PHARMACY ROBBED

 Translation:  “Crime ‘experts;’ the guys who tell cops how to patrol but never spent a day in a radio car themselves  say ‘mistrust of cops.’ Hey the people got what they danced in the streets for – no police interference in their ‘lifestyle.’  ‘No opportunities for young Black men’ – because Black Democrats run the city and that means teaching their young men to hate the police without regard for the consequences. This    BALTIMORE RIOTS 2doesn’t lead to job opportunities except working for Sharpton and even he can hire just so many.  300,000 doses of opiates – stolen because the idiot mayor told the cops to stand down which she, of course denied, then was forced to admit.” 

Residents accused police of abandoning their posts for fear of facing criminal charges for making arrests and said emboldened criminals were settling scores with little risk of being caught.

Translation: “We won’t dwell on why the cops won’t risk their lives and freedom to support an incompetent and corrupt administration that teaches people to hate the White establishment. And oh yeah, it’s all the cops’ fault.”  

 Source: http://nypost.com/2015/07/31/baltimore-has-deadliest-month-in-43-years/

LIES, LIES, LIES

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

I recently read about an ESPN commentator on CNN, stating that Obama had lied to the American People, but that it was not a problem because all Presidents lie. And besides, Bush was worse. This ESPN, politico wanna-be just couldn’t understand why the American people no longer trust Barack. Apparently it is perfectly acceptable to this individual that a dope smoking, foreign aid student like Obama should be placed in THE position of   

Obama with grandparents
Obama with grandparents

responsibility to the entire world. After all, other Presidents have lied. Of course with Obama it has been elevated to an art form.

The major concern of Americans is not only that Obama has lied, but that those lies have led to unconstitutional practices aided and abetted by the Democrat Party, the media and the GOP Establishment. The lying itself is based on premises grounded in Cloward-Piven and the Communist Manifesto.

There are personal lies, such as a social security number that is not his; and declaring that he was a foreign student which he then   

Obama the student
Obama the student

denied after finishing the studies for which he received aid money for foreign students!

There are environmental issues, such as the demonizing of coal, pulling permits for coal production that had been issued before his term in office causing coal producing electricity plants to shut down putting thousands of Americans out of work. Of course Obama cronies and campaign contributors received all the money they needed for “green energy projects” that have since gone    obama-gaybankrupt, making the taxpayer liable for the billions wasted.

And then there are the policy lies–remember “you can keep your doctor;” “your premiums will go down;” and the “cost of medical care will decrease?” How about suing states that follow federal laws which this administration refuses to enforce? Obama believes he has the constitutional right to ignore laws he does not agree with; to refuse enforcement of those laws and the right to create an unconstitutional amnesty by executive order.

Obama feels he has the right to censor insurance companies when they discuss raising premiums. He ordered the firing of a CEO who would not go along with the bankruptcy of General Motors because shareholders were cheated while money was given to the United Auto Workers instead. He instructed the NLRB to prevent Boeing building a new factory in a right-to-work state.    Obama-sweat-550x358

Obama put 45 Czars in place to bypass elected officials and write regulations without meddlesome interference by representatives of the people. This is also the President who claims great fondness for the military even while he told enlisted men and women that they must pay for their own health insurance because they volunteered and should have known the consequences. Barack also declared our military men and women unpatriotic for not agreeing with him.

This is the same President who promised to make every bill    Obama 2available to the public for three days on the internet. In 2007, Obama claimed the revolving door of lobbyists would be closed when he became President, but more than 40 lobbyists are currently working in his administration. This is the President with extensive ties to Wall Street even while making speeches about curtailing the massive amounts of money made there. This is the President who tramples the rights of the American people while celebrating the independence of the Occupy movement.

This is a short list of some of the lies and corruption of which this President is guilty. So much remains that volumes will be written long after Barack Obama has left office.

I would recommend that Barack Obama talk straight to the American people, but he is incapable of telling the truth. The American public see through you Barack. And you could not win a 3rd term, except with the help of the Republican Party. The question is, will the GOPe provide that assistance to Hillary?

John Velisek USN (Ret.)
Twitter:sjspecialist

Cardinal Dolan’s remarks about Trump are personally offensive to me

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Is it me or is the Catholic Church beginning to look more and more like the ruling Uniparty in Washington? The Holy Father’s approval ratings are falling like a stone in a lake and not without good cause. If approval numbers for Francis were plummeting because he was constantly preaching warnings about the penalty for sinning, I would cheer him and say “Good riddance” to those who are upset and maybe want to move to another church because of such warnings. But this is not the case. We are getting a non-stop dose of “Liberation Theology” that provides solutions to problems we don’t have in significant enough numbers to find useful.

Like the fake conservatives in Congress who have betrayed us politically; the Catholic Hierarchy are sending us endless admonishments about how we should cast aside our common sense, welcome the wave of immigrants sneaking into our country and reward them with benefits well beyond those which native Americans receive under the same conditions. 

It isn’t bad enough that Timothy Cardinal Dolan has quietly sold out his absolute responsibility to defend and protect Catholic   

Cardinal Dolan
Cardinal Dolan

doctrine by allowing Gay groups to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade (that marches right past his residence and of which he has been the Grand Marshal), now he is attacking Donald Trump for making the distinction between legal immigrants and illegal immigrant criminals.

In an op-ed recently published by a New York paper known for its leftist views, the self-serving Dolan compares mid19th century attacks by Nativists on legal Irish immigrants to comments of Donald Trump about the low character of some illegal, TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREATHispanic aliens now flooding over what was once our southern border.  

Now we are supposed to look to Dolan for moral leadership on the issue of illegal aliens because – well, because he says so. This begs a number of questions: Is the Cardinal in favor of breaking our laws? Does he not understand that the Irish came here to be Americans, while far too many of the illegal aliens are sneaking into our country to live as Mexicans in America? Can Cardinal Dolan comprehend how hypocritical it is for him to want to constantly give away things that are not his to give away? How can he justify our being taxed to pay for illegal aliens so they can live better than many Americans? Where does Dolan think he gets the moral authority to compare CARDINAL DOLAN 2Donald Trump’s fact based remarks about some illegal aliens with the racist, sinful murders of Blacks carried out by the Klu Klux Klan? Does Cardinal Dolan not realize that the people who are coming here illegally will eventually transform the Democrat Party, a powerful enemy of the Catholic Church into an omnipotent monster?  Does Cardinal Dolan actually believe he is fooling us as to who funds Catholic Charities in his diocese and almost all others in the country? Does he think we don’t know he is getting marching orders, not only about who will sashay up 5th Avenue in a green boa, but also about how high to jump as he leads the cheers for illegal future Democrat voters?

Since I hold the same views about the dangers of open borders as Mister Trump, I am personally offended by the attacks launched by the increasingly self-important leader of my diocese.    

 Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/timothy-dolan-nativism-rears-big-haired-head-article-1.2307111

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