- Sunday, 21 June 2015 12:41
“there are opportunities to use the [fetal] tissue, so that somebody may be able to benefit from it.”
Evan Snyder Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
On Tuesday a video went viral showing a Planned Parenthood doctor discussing the harvesting of cells from aborted fetuses. Scientists are appalled at the seemingly callous tone of the doctor, but say that fetal cells have played important roles in medical research since the 1960s. READ ON BUZZFEED.
- Saturday, 20 June 2015 12:40
“It’s not illegal to use fetal tissue, it’s just that it is so tied in to the terribly divisive and difficult issue of elective abortion, it remains controversial.”
Art Caplan NYC School of Medicine – Bioethicist
Activists who released a video they say shows a Planned Parenthood doctor discussing the sale of tissue from aborted fetuses have riled up abortion-rights opponents, with House Speaker John Boehner saying the case makes him want to “vomit” and Republican-controlled committees in Congress promising to investigate.
The political firestorm raises a question: Why would anyone use tissue from an aborted fetus?
It’s because some scientists hope they might provide cures
for a range of diseases from Parkinson’s to crushed spinal cords.
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