LifeIssues reports that the U.S. Department of Human Service and National Institute of Health decision not to renew a major contract to fund research using baby body parts is well advised.
… the experimentation of implanting fetal cells and tissue has had a sordid and disastrous track record. The New York Times reported an article published in The New England Journal of Medicine revealed a particularly disturbing impact on patients in a controlled study to treat Parkinson’s. Fetal cells from aborted babies were injected into the brains of these patients.
Dr. Paul E. Green, a neurologist at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons was one of the researchers. He called the results “absolutely devastating. They chew constantly, their fingers go up and down, their wrists flex and distend.” In addition, the patients experienced writhing and twisting, a jerking of their heads and involuntary flailing of their arms.
Dr. Green concluded, “It was tragic, catastrophic. It’s a real nightmare. And we can’t selectively turn it off. No more fetal transplants.”
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