If you have not yet read our series "Industry of Death," I want to encourage you do that soon. It takes an academic look at how the abortion industry is intricately woven into the fabric of our society more than we ever realized. Specifically the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical research and even cosmetics mean big money for those profiting off the destruction of life in the womb. In fact the six-part series continues to grow with subsequent articles.
Think this isn’t real or merely imaginative speculation? In the following video, Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life reads directly from order forms of research labs that detail the trafficking of fetal body parts.
Video after the jump.
Those who only know me from my writing might think me to be a quiet person who sits inside writing all day. But I’m not. I tame my big mouth through my writing but this week it takes all that I have in me not to get a megaphone and climb to the top of tallest building in Washington, DC and yell “Don’t do it!”
I’m talking about Elena Kagan, President Obama’s current Supreme Court nominee. I wrote about this a bit last week. As the Clinton Library released the Kagan papers, we saw that she was actually the main counsel behind advising Bill Clinton on the laws regarding cloning. To the average person reading these papers, it looks like Kagan was telling Clinton to support a legislative ban on human cloning. That’s sort of true, in Kagan-ese.
What she actually says is that she thinks he should support a ban on cloning “entire human beings.”
Last week I wrote a series for Bound4LIFE on abortion’s financial industry and its connections to the holocaust, which took me back a decade. In 2000 I wrote my master’s thesis, which happened to be on children’s literature, using the novels Number the Stars and The Giver. The former is a beautiful story set in the Danish resistance in the Holocaust, the is latter a futuristic tale where society neutralizes everyone, getting rid of anything deemed inferior for the sake of the larger community. The title of my thesis was Hurtling Forward into the Past. The point I asserted was that if we continued in our present culture we would literally march forward into the past by creating a society in which we had a new and bigger holocaust because it would no longer be limited to only one people group.
Writing that thesis occurred in the same season as my revelation of real Christianity as it crashed against secular humanism in academia. Graduate school gave me a master’s degree, but it felt more like it was in theology than English. I was challenged, and I found my faith in my secular university. Writing that thesis taught me what I live by now; you have to know what you believe and why you believe it before it is challenged, or it won’t survive. The family in the Holocaust novel already has that firm foundation and they do not hesitate to join the resistance movement. In the futuristic novel, the community has been desensitized by accepting things without challenge. No one can remember back to the time when people thought and acted freely. They have become a non-thinking people, subject to the control of very nice but inwardly wicked rulers.
Your history teacher probably annoyed you saying “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. It’s a true statement, though, especially for us as we watch the destruction of millions to abortion. And today my horror rose as I read that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was a part of the very cloning practices I wrote about only last week.
As the Clinton library has released papers about Kagan, the ties between her to the very horrors of the death industry about which I just wrote grows stronger. According to Americans United for Life (AUL), “However, as the memo explains, Kagan’s ‘ban’ on cloning only banned the use of cloning aimed at the live-birth of a baby, not at cloning that takes human life.” That sounds nice enough, but if you recall, the distinction, if you recall, is as AUL says:
“The cloning of human embryos creates living human beings in the earliest stage of development. “Using them for research” means they will be “disaggregated” and killed as part of the research. By endorsing such practices, Kagan demonstrated her disrespect for unborn human life.” (Source)
Conclusion – Hurtling forward into the past
Last December I had a dream I still vividly recall. In it, I went down the road to a major drug store chain to buy things like toothpaste and shampoo, but there was a side room. It wasn’t until I heard the sucking sound and saw the secretive clerk that I realized they were doing abortions with the same ease someone bought nail polish, and the clerk was disposing of the remains.
Writing this series has brought that dream to the surface. After my research, the bulk of which was academic and scientific, I imagine that my dream could be a reality in the near future. Why couldn’t it? Drug stores have “convenience clinics.” Abortion is legal. And we have learned that even Congress wouldn’t stop body parts selling. Just this past week we found a late-term abortion clinic in FL offering a special $50 off a late term abortion if the customer comes on Sunday.
Part V – America’s Nuremberg
“Some research may, by necessity, involve deception.” This line doesn’t come from the villain’s secret lab in an old movie, rather it comes from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s (UTHSC-H) research handbook. The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) covers research that involves human participants. Institutions receiving federal funds must have an Internal Review Board (IRB) even for the non-funded research. As UTHSC-H’s link above explains, this review process has its origins in the Holocaust. The Nuremberg trials actually were a catalyst in ensuring that medical research was ethical; hence, the creation of the Nuremberg Code.
Part IV – From clone to cadaver
Until Dolly the Sheep made world headlines in 1996, cloning was an issue we reserved for sci-fi stories. Then suddenly we were presented with the reality of the viability of cloning. And the abortion industry already knew it. Cloning makes for great movies about doppelgangers, but in the real world, cloning is planned abortion.
As 2004 opened, New Jersey passed a frightening law that essentially allowed human cloning of an embryo to be implanted in the womb as long as the baby was aborted. Some believe this restriction on growing a new life would actually result in fetal farming by cloning the baby and then killing it before birth and taking the fetal remains for research. Although the bill’s text bans the sale of humans, it allows for “reasonable” payment of service. Ethicist Robert P. George from Princeton University, was one of several on a presidential ethics council who addressed this concern to the governor of New Jersey who wrote:
Although the legislation purports to ban trafficking in fetal body parts for "valuable consideration," it expressly permits "reasonable payment" for "removal, processing, disposal, preservation, quality control, storage, transplantation, or implantation of embryonic or cadaveric fetal tissue." This is a virtual invitation to cloning entrepreneurs to conduct …what would amount to fetal farming for research…
Part III- Babies in the lab
The last couple blogs we’ve been looking at some of the underside of the abortion industry that goes beyond the insidious ways of Planned Parenthood and into the universities, medical labs, and even our bodies. Much of this was highlighted through current research by Vicki Evans, although aspects of this have been known by many for some time. One aspect that Evans addresses is the subject of fetus farming. The name itself plants a horrific image in our minds, and it should because it’s exactly what it sounds like, literally creating life to destroy it. The tentacles of this industry of death extend throughout all of society and have roots in stem cell research. Many of us have heard about this and even ethical applications of it, but the way in which stem cells play into the abortion industry are the underpinnings of fetus farming.
Part II – When improving our lives costs the lives of the unborn
Are you on medication? Have you had a vaccine? Do you use wrinkle cream? Chances are you may have part of an aborted baby in you. In 1980 the Bayh-Doyle Act created the right for universities to patent federally-funded research and then to grant exclusive license to drug companies ( Vicki Evans 42). Repeatedly cited as some of the highest profiting industries, the pharmaceutical companies are benefiting vastly off of abortion and have great power and control over resources in this nation. Evans points out that “The drug companies through their lobbying arm, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), had become one of the most powerful political forces in the country” ( Evans 43).