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  • Obama Admin to Congress: It's Perfect;y Legal for Planned Parenthood to Harvest Babies' Organs

    08/19/2015 8:04:48 AM PDT · by Shery · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Lisa Bourne
    August 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told Congress late last week that Planned Parenthood has been following the law in its practice of attaining fetal tissue and body parts for sale. HHS also insisted it does not fund fetal tissue research or elective abortion through Planned Parenthood. Rather, it gives the nation's largest abortion provider money for its "critical health services." In a letter sent late Friday and addressed to Sens. Joni Ernst and Roy Blunt, HHS's assistant secretary for legislation contended that HHS "knows of no violations" of U.S. fetal tissue...
  • Jeb Bush role in Michael Bloomberg charity gets attention

    08/10/2015 5:47:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/10/15 | RACHANA PRADHAN
    Jeb Bush’s involvement with a philanthropy headed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, which partnered with Planned Parenthood on a $50 million global reproductive health initiative, is coming under scrutiny just as abortion is re-emerging as a top campaign issue. The former Florida governor served as a Bloomberg Family Foundation director from March 2010 until he stepped down in late 2014, earning roughly $37,000. During those years, the foundation worked with Planned Parenthood to expand women’s health programs in Africa and Central America. The association with the women’s health provider is politically fraught at a time when the group has been accused...
  • Planned Parenthood official: Dissecting aborted babies is ‘fun’

    08/04/2015 7:13:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8/4/15 | Ben Johnson
    A Planned Parenthood official told undercover investigators that dissecting aborted babies to extract their organs for sale is "fun," according to a transcript made available by the Center for Medical Progress. Melissa Farrell, the director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, stars in the fifth video release from CMP, which shows footage of hands sorting through the body parts of a baby who was aborted at 20 weeks. The 119-page document includes every moment of the discussions actors had with Farrell and other employees of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Houston in April. Farrell says at one point...
  • Jeb Bush says he 'misspoke' about women’s health being overfunded

    08/04/2015 5:28:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he “misspoke” on Tuesday when he questioned the level of federal funding for women’s health services. “With regards to women’s health funding broadly, I misspoke, as there are countless community health centers, rural clinics, and other women’s health organizations that need to be fully funded. They provide critical services to all, but particularly low-income women who don’t have the access they need,” Bush said in a statement released by his campaign. Bush quickly came under fire on social media for his initial remarks about women’s health funding, with Hillary Clinton calling them “absolutely, unequivocally...
  • Busted: A GOP Candidate’s Massive Connection To Planned Parenthood Just Got Exposed (Jeb Bush)

    08/02/2015 5:56:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 7/31/15 | Randy DeSoto
    Until shortly before announcing his presidential candidacy, former Florida governor Jeb Bush was a director for a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood. Life Site News reports: “In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the vision of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.” That foundation announced a major partnership with Planned Parenthood-Global to train and equip abortion activists in pro-life countries, to the tune of $50 million:
  • Jeb Bush Was Director of Organization That Gave MILLIONS to Planned Parenthood

    08/02/2015 8:09:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    Jeb Bush supports amnesty, Common Core and regularly lectures conservatives on how they must behave. Now this… Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood. Lifesite News reported: Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the...
  • Jeb’s Planned Parenthood Problem: Did He Oppose Bloomberg’s $50 Million Donation?

    08/01/2015 11:16:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/15 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The recent release of undercover videos that appear to show Planned Parenthood executives engaging in the sale of aborted body parts has put the Jeb Bush Presidential campaign on the defensive. Before becoming a GOP candidate Bush was serving as a director of Bloomberg Philanthropies, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s non-profit, in March 2014 when it announced a $50 million partnership with Planned Parenthood in Africa. At issue is whether Bush was aware of the initiative and if he exercised his fiduciary responsibility as one of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ directors to provide “advice and oversight” to the foundation’s management...
  • Jeb Bush Sat On Board Of Philanthropy That Gave Millions To Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Named a founding director to the tax-exempt Bloomberg Family Foundation in 2010, Bush sat on the board until the end of 2014 when he began to prepare for his presidential run. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in March of 2014, while Bush was still on the board, it was giving $50 million to strengthen “reproductive health rights in Burkina Faso, Nicaragua, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. According to a Bloomberg Family Foundation statement, the philanthropy teamed up...
  • Bush Criticized for Ties to Bloomberg Foundation, Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 6:31:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/30/15 | Todd Beamon
    A pro-life website slammed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday for his years as head of philanthropy for the Bloomberg Family Foundation, which grants millions of dollars to support abortion efforts worldwide. The former Florida governor was named a founding director of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation in 2010, LifeSiteNews reports. He stepped down last year to prepare for his presidential bid. Bush received $37,100 throughout for working at the helm of Bloomberg Philanthropies. The foundation has $5.4 billion in assets and grants more than $200 million a year to projects around the world, Life SiteNews reports....
  • Jeb Bush Fends Off Criticism for Serving on Bloomberg Philanthropy That Gave Millions to Planned

    07/31/2015 3:33:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/15 | Fred Lucas
    Jeb Bush Fends Off Criticism for Serving on Bloomberg Philanthropy That Gave Millions to Planned Parenthood’s Global Efforts. Jeb Bush “did not vote on or approve individual projects or programs” while serving as a leader on one of Michael Bloomberg’s philanthropies that gave millions to Planned Parenthood, his campaign said. The anti-abortion news outlet LifeSiteNews.com reported Thursday that Bush was named a founding director of the ex-New York City mayor’s Bloomberg Family Foundation, where he served until the end of last year. Before Bush departed, the organization gave $50 million for a reproductive health initiative that included work with Planned...
  • Jeb Bush Sat On Board Of Philanthropy That Gave Millions To Planned Parenthood

    07/31/2015 6:32:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/15 | Kerry Pickett
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Named a founding director to the tax-exempt Bloomberg Family Foundation in 2010, Bush sat on the board until the end of 2014 when he began to prepare for his presidential run. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in March of 2014, while Bush was still on the board, it was giving...
  • Jeb Bush supported Planned Parenthood before he opposed it; Bush campaign response added

    07/30/2015 7:23:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 7/30/15 | Dustin Siggins
    In the world of politics, flip-flopping is an art. Unfortunately for Jeb Bush, he’s clearly not much of an artist. From LifeSiteNews bureau chief Ben Johnson: Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the...
  • Planned Parenthood Travels the Organ Trail

    07/21/2015 1:31:04 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 20, 2015 | Tony Perkins.
    For years, Planned Parenthood has fought against late-term abortion bans. And now we know why. The earlier babies are aborted, the less profitable their parts are. That’s just one of the nauseating revelations from the undercover video that has the President’s closest allies in crisis mode. Three days and two million YouTube hits later, Planned Parenthood is in full-blown crisis mode after a three-hour recording implicated Cecile Richards’s group in a ring of baby organ harvesting. Now the organization, which has always touted every service but abortion, is being forced to talk about a savage side business that treats aborted...
  • Planned Parenthood Discusses ‘Violating’ Patient Consent In Order To Sell Aborted Fetuses

    07/21/2015 9:36:26 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    In a second undercover video released on Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress, a top Planned Parenthood official appears to entertain the idea of “violating the protocol” which prohibits abortion doctors from altering their methods in order to obtain fetal tissue and organs donated by patients. In the video, which was filmed in February, Gatter says that she is willing to talk to the surgeon who performs abortions to see if he’s willing to use different methods in order to keep tissue and organs intact. Doing so would appear to violate both federal law and a consent form signed...
  • Second Undercover Video Features Planned Parenthood Abortion Doctor ‘Haggling’ Over the Price...

    07/21/2015 6:28:55 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/21/2015 | Billy Hallowell
    A pro-life and medical ethics group has released a second undercover video that claims to show a Planned Parenthood Federation of America official “haggling” over aborted fetuses, as well as the abortion methods used to procure “specimens.” The heavily edited, more than eight-minute video from the Center for Medical Progress features a discussion between two actors posing as tissue buyers and Dr. Mary Gatter, a doctor at Planned Parenthood and the president of the medical doctors’ council. While Gatter is seen repeatedly stating in the clip — which was filmed in February 2015 — that, ”We’re not in it for...
  • New Video: Planned Parenthood Abattoir offers “less crunchy technique” to better harvest...

    07/21/2015 6:00:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    blazaingcatfur ^ | 7/20/15 | ???
    "New Video: Planned Parenthood Abattoir offers “less crunchy technique” to better harvest murdered baby parts" Shock Video Catches Another Top Planned Parenthood Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts — telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a baby’s liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed...
  • Time to Defund Planned Parenthood's Body Shop

    07/17/2015 6:01:25 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/15 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If Kermit Gosnell and Margaret Sanger had a love child, it might be Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, who, in an undercover video released Tuesday, appears to be calmly brokering the sale of body parts as if she were negotiating over lawn furniture at a garage sale. In one disturbing video and its appalling transcript, made by the non-profit group Center for Medical Progress, which describes itself as “dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances”, it is made clear that the alleged noble crusade against unwanted children is a fraud, and that...
  • Planned Parenthood: Selling aborted babies’ organs was a ‘humanitarian undertaking’

    07/15/2015 5:56:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/14/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Commentators have described a new video showing a leading Planned Parenthood official admitting that abortionists sell aborted babies' body parts “gruesome” and “disturbing.” But Planned Parenthood describes its side business in a different way: as a “humanitarian undertaking."The nation's largest abortion provider has responded to a viral undercover video showing Dr. Deborah Nucatola released this morning by saying that its human organ trafficking “holds the potential to cure disease, save lives, and ameliorate suffering.”Eric Ferraro, the vice president of communications for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, admitted in a statement today that “we...
  • Report: The Chinese Government Is Stealing 10,000 Organs From Live Political Prisoners Every Year

    04/09/2015 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/9/15 | Josh Fatzick
    A Canadian documentary has alleged that the Chinese state is aware and approves of the removal of organs from live political prisoners, often without anesthetic. Some 10,000 political prisoners are reportedly killed each year, and at least one former worker is willing to testify to atrocities. The documentary, produced by Australia’s SBS Dateline, purports to show the gruesome details of the multi-billion dollar “organs-on-demand” transplant program, and how these Chinese hospitals remove organs from live patients, in some cases putting the people in incinerators before they had even died. The filmmaker, Leon Lee, in an interview with Australia’s News.com, described...
  • The Atlantic pushes killing for organs

    03/25/2015 8:28:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/24/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    March 24, 2015 (NationalReview.com) -- I have repeatedly warned about articles published in medical and bioethics journals advocating killing the profoundly disabled or dying for their organs.The assault on the “dead donor rule” has now filtered down to the popular media. The Atlantic has an article advocating that dying patients be killed for their organs rather than having to actually, you know, die first. From, “As They Lay Dying:” A more useful ethical standard could involve the idea of “imminent death.” Once a person with a terminal disease reaches a point when only extraordinary measures will delay death; when use (or...
  • Scientists Transplant Organs for Aborted Babies Into Rats for Future Harvest (Worse than Sodom)

    03/06/2015 2:34:48 PM PST · by xzins · 62 replies
    CNS ^ | March 6, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Live Science reported in January on research being done by scientists at Ganogen, Inc., a biotech company in California, that transplants organs from aborted babies into lab rats with the goal of growing them for use in patients who need organ transplants. “Researchers say they have developed a new technique that will get more kidneys to people who need transplants, but the method is sure to be controversial: The research shows that it is feasible to remove a kidney from an aborted human fetus, and implant the organ into a rat, where the kidney can grow to a larger size,”...
  • Islamic State Accused Of 'Harvesting Organs'

    02/19/2015 2:57:29 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Sky News ^ | Wednesday 18 February 2015 12:23, UK, | Sky News
    A senior diplomat says IS is taking body parts to finance its operations, with bodies missing organs found in mass graves. Iraq's ambassador to the UN has asked it to look at claims Islamic State is harvesting human organs as a way of financing its terror campaign. Bodies with surgical incisions and missing kidneys, or other body parts, have been found in shallow mass graves over the past few weeks, Mohamed Alhakim told the media. "We have bodies. Come and examine them," he said. "It is clear they are missing certain parts." A dozen doctors had been "executed" in Mosul...
  • ISIS harvests organs to fund terror: Iraqi ambassador

    02/18/2015 8:50:45 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 18,2015 | FOX
    A top Iraqi diplomat told world leaders that ISIS is harvesting the organs of its victims to fund its murderous operations, the latest charge of barbarity in a list that already includes mass beheadings, burning people alive, crucifying children and throwing people off buildings. The shocking new claim was presented by the Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations, who said bodies have turned up in mass graves bearing surgical incisions and missing organs such as kidneys. Ambassador Mohamed Alhakim leveled the charge as he asked the Security Council to investigate whether ISIS is harvesting and selling the organs of those...
  • When Bioethics Has No Ethics: Pushing Medical Futility and Requiring Organ Donation

    12/24/2014 7:21:01 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/24/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Julian Savulescu represents all that I find so objectionable about the mainstream bioethics movement.Rejecting the sanctity/equality of human life, utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, the Oxford professor–what does that tell you?–would lead society in a way opposed by most of the very people bioethics claims to serve.Savulescu ”gets” that the field has not swept all before it–to which I would add, not for lack of trying. But he is clueless as to why.He writes that the alleged problem can be cured by somehow improving the “philosophy.” From, “Bioethics: Why Philosophy is Essential for Progress,” published in the radical...
  • Netherlands aims to increase organ donations by euthanasia victims

    11/25/2014 10:59:59 AM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/25/14 | Jeanne Smits
    Specialists from several Dutch medical schools have prepared a document that is to serve as official guidelines for organ donation after euthanasia, and aims to facilitate the procedure. Doctors expect the legal framework to step up the number of organ donations, which up to now have been few and far between: 6 cases in 16 years, less than in neighboring Belgium. It will help people who choose euthanasia to give a “meaning” to their death, the guidelines’ authors suggest.Up until now, organ donation after euthanasia has been a very marginal practice for several reasons, the first being that killing of...
  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 9:49:01 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 80 replies
    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/27395023/organs-removed-from-young-woman-against-familys-wishes ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    The organ donation process has been completed for the young woman whose family was fighting against it. According to family members of 26-year-old Martha Perez, her organs were removed on Friday against their wishes. Fox 4 spoke to the family before the removal and they said the third woman confirmed dead of injuries sustained in an Arlington wreck involving a suspected drunk driver was technically still alive. more.....
  • Medical Journal Pushes Killing Patients for Their Organs

    10/08/2014 12:49:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/8/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    To donate vital organs, a donor must be dead. Tough this is known as the “dead donor rule,” I have been warning that utilitarian bioethicists and transplant medical professionals want to shatter the DDR to permit killing living living profoundly cognitively disabled patients for their organs.Now, we see what appears to me to be a push poll type question in a study measuring popular support for such a change in the law.A push poll seeks to obtain a desired answer by the way the question is framed. Here is the question from “Abandoning the Dead Donor Rule?” in the Journal...
  • Want To Murder Someone? Pennsylvania’s About To Make It Easier

    09/17/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-17-2014 | Dick Teresi
    Pennsylvania legislators are poised to pass into law an organ-transplant-donation bill that will make it easier for murderers to avoid detection and prosecution. Two bills, almost identical, Senate Bill 850 (SB 850) and House Bill 30 (HB 30), according to its many bipartisan sponsors, will greatly increase the number of organ donors. There are currently 121,000 people on the national waitlist for organ transplants, and laws to increase the organ supply are perennially popular in many states. Those opposing such laws are commonly accused of condemning to death people on the waitlist. Law enforcement officials, however, are taking exception to...
  • Activist Exposes Brandeis University Anti-Israel Faculty Listserv

    07/16/2014 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/15/2014 | Chloé Valdary
    One may have believed that the revocation of an esteemed award from human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Brandeis University was the lowest level the school could stoop in kowtowing to fascist, racist influences among Brandeis faculty. Yet one would be wrong. In an all-new bombshell uncovered by Brandeis student Daniel Mael, an entire listserv used by Brandeis professors and teachers has been leaked to the public. This email list, entitled “Concerned” contains several exchanges between professors bashing conservatives, Jews, Christians, and anyone who views America as a force for good in this world.Donald Hindley, professor of comparative politics...
  • Thinking He Was Brain Dead Family Was Set to Give Away His Organs, Then He Held Up Two Fingers

    05/16/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly profiled cases where doctors may too quickly began cutting up patients who are not really dead to begin harvesting their organs for donations.These kinds of cases have happened before, as supposedly “brain dead” patients have come back to life just before having their vital organs taken from them after prematurely being declared dead. Although there is nothing morally wrong with organ donations — in fact, it’s arguably a very pro-life action to take — these kinds of stories ought to remind organ donors (and any patient and their family) that doctors are too quickly declaring patients dead...
  • One in five ‘brain dead’ patients still alive, claims lawsuit

    01/03/2014 6:34:06 PM PST · by Marie · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/01/2012 | Hilary White
    At least one in five patients declared brain dead and approved as organ donors by one organ donation organization, are in fact still alive and are being killed by the removal of vital organs, a lawsuit filed last week in Manhattan alleges. The suit outlines the ghoulish worst-case scenario, one that was widely dismissed as scaremongering in the early days of the development of organ transplant technology, but which is getting a second hearing amidst growing concerns that coercion and abuse are becoming increasingly common in the highly lucrative transplant business. Patrick McMahon, a nurse practitioner and Air Force combat...
  • Officials Discover Child Trafficked From Somalia to UK to Harvest Her Organs

    10/20/2013 3:27:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | October 20, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    The first case of a child smuggled into the UK to be organ harvested has been uncovered. From the Telegraph story: The first case of a child being trafficked to Britain in order to have their organs harvested has been uncovered. The unnamed girl was brought to the UK from Somalia with the intention of removing her organs and selling them on to those desperate for a transplant.Child protection charities warned that the case was unlikely to be an isolated incident as traffickers were likely to have smuggled a group of children into the country. The buyers should be asked:...
  • Which Organs Can I Live Without, And How Much Cash Can I Get For Them?

    08/31/2013 8:32:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Polular Science ^ | Aygyst 29, 2013 | Bjorn Carey
    First, a disclaimer: Selling your organs is illegal in the United States. It’s also very dangerous. Handing off an organ is risky enough when done in a top hospital, even more so if you’re doing it for cash in a back alley. No, really: Don’t do this. OK? OK. There are many organs one can theoretically do without, or for which there’s a backup. Most folks can spare a kidney, a portion of their liver, a lung, some intestines, and an eyeball, and still live a long life. That said, donating a lung, a piece of liver or a section...
  • Babies born alive after abortions, part 2: medical workers testify

    04/11/2013 6:06:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live action ^ | Sarah Terzo
    When a Planned Parenthood representative testified against a Florida bill that deals with babies born alive during botched abortions, pro-choice activists claimed that this scenario never happens. However, live births due to botched abortions have been occurring ever since abortion was made legal. A number of clinic workers, doctors, and former abortionists have broken the silence and talked about these children who were denied medical care after being born alive. Clinic Workers Describe Babies Born Alive Pro-choice author Linda Bird Francke interviewed women who had had abortions and clinic workers for her book The Ambivalence of Abortion. She quotes one...
  • Ethicist’s Stunning Challenge: Why Wait Until a Patient Is Dead to Harvest Organs?

    04/09/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Liz Klimas
    We’ve seen ethicists discussing the controversial topic of time of death and organ donation before. Now, another ethicist is discussing the “moral insignificance of death” when it comes to organ donation in the latest issue of Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. As pointed out by BioEdge, Walter Glannon, a Canada Research Chair in Medical Bioethics and Ethical Theory and professor at the University of Calgary, is among the many ethicists that have begun questioning whether it’s necessary to wait until death before harvesting organs, especially in light of recent shortages. Glannon’s abstract states (the full article is available for purchase)...
  • Scientists Want to Scavenge Aborted Fetal Eggs for IVF Treatment

    04/02/2013 5:13:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    life news ^ | Wesley J. Smith
    Scientists are keeping aborted fetal ovaries alive in order to scavenge their eggs. From the Daily News story: Scientists are ready to plunder the ovaries of aborted babies for eggs to use in IVF treatment. Experiments have taken the process almost to completion, it emerged yesterday. They raise the nightmare prospect of a child whose biological mother has never been born. The news, from a scientific conference in Madrid, was greeted with widespread revulsion at how far science is testing ethical frontiers. Experts warned of appalling emotional and biological problems. But fertility doctors say the development could ease a worldwide...
  • Critical organ donation warnings and guidance in new pamphlet: “Do not do an Apnea test!”

    04/27/2012 4:08:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/26/12 | Steve Jalsevac
    April 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Paul Byrne has been on a personal mission for many years to warn the public about the alarming facts and dangers of the $20 billion dollar-a-year organ transplant industry.  At the International Conference for Life in Vatican City February 25, Byrne and other distinguished speakers, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, addressed serious concerns regarding so-called “brain death”, the apnea test and organ transplantation. Dr. Bryne also introduced a new 29-page booklet produced by his Life Guardian Foundation containing crucial information to assist the public in making informed decisions about organ donation. The new Life Guardian...
  • Dad rescues ‘brain dead’ son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs...

    04/26/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 102 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    ...boy recovers completely Although a team of four physicians insisted that his son was “brain-dead” following the wreck, Thorpe’s father enlisted the help of a general practitioner and a neurologist, who demonstrated that his son still had brain wave activity. The doctors agreed to bring him out of the coma, and five weeks later Thorpe left the hospital, having almost completely recovered.
  • Bill to Allow Organ Farming from Unconscious Patients!

    02/24/2012 4:10:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    First Things ^ | February 23, 2012 | Wesley J. Smith
    Good grief! A Maryland state legislator has filed a bill that would allow surrogate decision makers to “donate” kidneys and liver lobes. From HB 449: THIS SUBSECTION APPLIES ONLY TO A PATIENT WHO HAS BEEN CERTIFIED UNDER § 5–606(B) OF THIS SUBTITLE TO BE IN A PERSISTENT 8 VEGETATIVE STATE. (3) A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR ANOTHER UNDER THIS SECTION MAY AUTHORIZE THE DONATION OF A NONVITAL ORGAN IF THE DONATION IS BASED ON: (I) THE WISHES OF THE PATIENT AS PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED BY THE PATIENT; OR (II) A DETERMINATION BY THE SURROGATE THAT THE DONATION...
  • British doctors endorse radical solutions to organ shortage

    02/19/2012 12:27:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 1+ views
    BioEdge ^ | 2/18/12 | Michael Cook
    Some of the most controversial methods of obtaining organs have been endorsed by the British Medical Association in a report released this week. “Building on Progress: what next for organ donation policy in the UK?” laments “the fact that… people are still dying unnecessarily because of a lack of organs”. Among the measures it proposes are: Elective ventilation: keeping patients alive solely so they can become organ donors, Retrieving hearts from newborn disabled babies, Using body parts from high-risk donors including the elderly, people with cancer, drug users and people with high-risk sexual behaviour. making donation after cardiac death a...
  • Wesley J. Smith: The killing-for-organs pushers

    02/11/2012 2:39:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/10/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    If you want to see where our culture may next go off the rails, read professional journals. There, in often eye-crossing and passive arcane prose of the medical intelligentsia, you will discover an astonishing level of antipathy to the sanctity of human life — to the point now that some advocate killing the profoundly disabled for their organs.Case in point: “What Makes Killing Wrong?” an article published in the January 19, 2012 edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics. The authors argue that death and total disability are morally indistinguishable, and therefore harvesting organs from living disabled patients is not...
  • Simply abandon the ‘norm against killing’ to solve organ transplant problem: leading US bioethicists

    02/08/2012 4:53:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/8/12 | Hilary White
    February 8, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The conundrum faced by the organ transplant industry, that the removal of vital organs kills the “donor,” can be “easily obviated by abandoning the norm against killing,” two leading U.S. bioethicists have said. In an article titled, “What Makes Killing Wrong?” appearing in last month’s Journal of Medical Ethics, the authors have moved the argument forward by admitting that the practice of vital organ donation ignores “traditional” medical ethics. “Traditional medical ethics embraces the norm that doctors … must not kill their patients. This norm is often seen as absolute and universal. In contrast, we...
  • The Xinjiang Procedure

    12/24/2011 8:58:37 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec. 5, 2011 | Ethan Gutmann
    To figure out what is taking place today in a closed society such as northwest China, sometimes you have to go back a decade, sometimes more. One clue might be found on a hilltop near southern Guangzhou, on a partly cloudy autumn day in 1991. A small medical team and a young doctor starting a practice in internal medicine had driven up from Sun Yat-sen Medical University in a van modified for surgery. Pulling in on bulldozed earth, they found a small fleet of similar vehicles—clean, white, with smoked glass windows and prominent red crosses on the side. The police...
  • 21-Year-Old Man Wakes From Coma Before Doctors Take Organs

    12/22/2011 11:11:04 AM PST · by julieee · 59 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 22, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    21-Year-Old Man Wakes From Coma Before Doctors Take Organs Tucson, AZ -- A 21-year-old man has awaken from a coma just hours before doctors were ready to shut off life support and take his organs for donation purposes. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/22/21-year-old-man-wakes-from-coma-before-doctors-take-organs/
  • Killing For Organs

    11/13/2011 11:54:16 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/11 | Dr. Mark P. Mostert
    There is little doubt that successful organ transplants make miracles out of miserable lives. Quality of life increases and patients are able to return to a fairly normal life. A parent survives to see kids get married. A child is gifted with a bright disease-free future. A sibling receives an organ from a brother or a sister. When it all works properly the feel-good stories are hard to miss. However, there are many other stories that end in loss as significant numbers of people on donor lists die before a match is found or before they have moved up the...
  • Shock: requiring death before organ donation is unnecessary, say experts

    11/05/2011 1:24:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 64 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/3/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    TORONTO, November 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Because organ donors are often alive when their organs are harvested, the medical community should not require donors to be declared dead, but instead adopt more “honest” moral criteria that allow the harvesting of organs from “dying” or “severely injured” patients, with proper consent, three leading experts have argued. This approach, they say, would avoid the “pseudo-objective” claim that a donor is “really dead,” which is often based upon purely ideological definitions of death designed to expand the organ donor pool, and would allow organ harvesters to be more honest with the public, as...
  • ‘Brain dead’ Quebec woman wakes up after family refuses organ donation

    07/07/2011 3:55:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/7/11 | Rebecca Millette
    DROMMONDVILLE, Quebec, July 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week, Madeleine Gauron, a Quebec woman identified as viable for organ donation after doctors diagnosed her as “brain dead,” surprised her family and physicians when she recovered from a coma, opened her eyes, and began eating. The 76-year-old woman was hospitalized at the Hospital Sainte Croix de Drummondville for an inflammation of the gums, which required a brief operation.  During her recovery, hospital staff gave the elderly woman solid food, which she had been unable to consume in her family home for some time, and left her unattended.  Choking on the food,...
  • Wesley J. Smith: At the Bottom of the Slippery Slope - Where euthanasia meets organ harvesting

    06/26/2011 11:31:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/4/11 | Wesley J. Smith
    In 1992, my friend Frances committed suicide on her 76th birthday. Frances was not terminally ill. She had been diagnosed with treatable leukemia and needed a hip replacement. Mostly, though, she was depressed by family issues and profoundly disappointed at where her life had taken her.Something seemed very off to me about Frances’s suicide. So I asked the executor of her estate to send me the “suicide file” kept by the quintessentially organized Frances and was horrified to learn from it that she had been an avid reader of the (now defunct) Hemlock Quarterly, published by the aptly named Hemlock...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Belgian Doctors Boast of Harvesting Organs After Euthanasia

    06/12/2011 11:14:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    First Things/Seconhand Smoke ^ | 6/10/11 | Wesley J. Smith
    I can think of few things that would undermine universal human equality than for society to think that killing despairing people with serious illnesses or disabilities could be a splendid means of incresasing the supply of transplant organs. I warned about this likelihood in my very first foray into anti euthanasia activists in Newsweek, June 28, 1993. From, “The Whispers of Strangers:” Of greater concern to me is the moral trickledown effect that could result should society ever come to agree with Frances. Life is action and reaction, the proverbial pebble thrown into the pond. We don’t get to the...
  • Wesley J. Smith: No Longer Science Fiction (Euthanasia and Organ Harvesting)

    04/03/2011 9:53:43 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    To The Source ^ | 3/30/11 | Wesley J. Smith
    When Jack Kevorkian advocated harvesting organs from assisted suicide victims in his 1991 book Prescription Medicide, people were appalled.  What could be more dangerous than giving depressed people with severe disabilities the idea that their deaths would have greater societal value than their lives?  Then, when he actually acted on his beliefs, stripping the kidneys of Joseph Tushkowski, a quadriplegic ex police officer Kevorkian assisted in suicide, offering them at a press conference, “first come, first served,” people were stunned.  Who could be so ghoulish? Article Link However, Kevorkian’s macabre notion had turned a key in the deadbolt.  The idea...