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Abortions Will Help Science Recruit Brains

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I posted in June about a little premature girl struggling for survival. This week the miracle continued.

Six month old Lexie Slater-Folkman went home from the hospital last week after being born prematurely at only 23 weeks gestation. A miracle considering that in Britain women can have abortions up to 24 weeks. How can anyone believe that with medical technology today that increases the chance of survival, there is no viability of a baby at 24 weeks of age?

Lexie Slater-Folksman weighed only 1 lb, 8 oz. at delivery. She was put on life support, her parents being warned that she might not survive, the Daily Mail reports.

Her eyes not having developed fully, Lexie required laser surgery when she was just one month-old. She also suffered collapsed lungs and spent weeks on ventilator equipment.

Lexie’s parents, the 20-year-old Sarah Slater and her 25-year-old fiancé Richard Folksman, said their daughter’s case proves that abortion laws are outdated and should be changed.

In May, Parliament voted to keep abortions available up through the second trimester (24 weeks) Why is there a current push to have mid to late term abortions?

Because science wants your body.

In Britain, there is a shortage of brains.(The link requires an account.) Not intelligence, but actual brains. The scientists in the United Kingdom only have 10,000 brains to operate on and to perform research. A call to recruit brains, asking people to volunteer to leave science their brains has been issued.

Researchers say that they need thousands more fresh organs from donors with both diseased and healthy brains. There are currently only 20 brains to study autism and 30 brains to research Alzheimer’s in the country.

Autism determined at birth and into childhood means they need to operate on newborns and children’s brains.

Britain doesn’t sound too Frankenstein-ish yet but check out Croatia scientists’ needs. (The link requires an account.)

At the Croatian Institute for Brain Research, neuroscientist Miloš Judaš switches on the lights and steps aside. “Here it is,” he says. The cavernous room is filled with row after row of floor-to-ceiling shelves, nearly all of them crammed with glass jars or plastic buckets. Judaš points to one jar, where a black spot mars a bone-white brain not much larger than a plum. Lesion,” he says. “Typical in premature birth, but those babies tend to survive now.”[T’s note: He sounds saddened by that fact.]

The Zagreb Neuroembryological Collection and Brain Tissue Bank contains 1,160 human brains ranging from the fifth week after conception to 91 years of age, plus 130,000 stained histologic slides or sections, some fixed and others frozen. Ivica Kostović, director of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research (CIBR), began accumulating normal and pathologic specimens in 1974, after his return from Johns Hopkins University. His stockpile continues to grow. Croatia does not have an organ donation program, so specimens instead come from autopsies performed at the university’s departments of pathology, gynecologic pathology, and forensic medicine, Judaš says.

Fetal material was available more frequently before the 1990s, largely due to a higher prevalence of hypoxic-ischemic damage in the brains of premature babies, he adds. More preemies survive today, but many end up with cerebral palsy or other cognitive, motor, and sensory deficits – an impetus for Judaš’s work.

How can the United States help in the effort to keep abortions legal? By keeping abortion clinics secret.

There is so much negative publicity now when an abortion clinic infiltrates a neighborhood or city, that they have to go underground. They are doing it with assistance of the universities.

Newly publicized plans for the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics to perform second-trimester abortions in a jointly-operated clinic have attracted protest from employees of the clinic and the Alliance Defense Fund. The pro-life group claims the “secret and potentially illegal plans” would likely compel pro-life medical professionals to cooperate in unethical acts and could provide fetal remains for medical research.

The plans, made public by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) on Tuesday, show that University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UWHC) is planning a full-service second-trimester abortion practice at the Madison Surgery Center. The center is a joint venture of UWHC, UW Medical Foundation, and Meriter Hospital and currently does not provide any services related to abortion.

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Planned Parenthood, which performs abortions up to the 18th week of pregnancy, took over Christensen’s clinic. Later-term abortions are being referred to a clinic in Milwaukee, with the new joint clinic being intended to perpetrate such abortions in the Madison area, the Associated Press reports.

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University of Wisconsin researchers Ian Duncan, Su-Chen Zhang, Hans Sollinger and Debra Hullett have reportedly published studies that, according to the ADF, indicate “they experiment on fresh fetal brains and pancreases from second-trimester abortions, apparently obtained from the victims of Madison abortionist Dennis Christensen.”

“UWHC may well be pushing abortions into the Madison Surgery Center, via their own in-house abortionist Dutton, so that they will have fresh and inexpensive baby body parts for various researchers to dissect,” the ADF alleged.

The sanctity of life must be taught in schools and universities without the need or the encouragement of abortions. Medical research can be accomplished without the secrecy of making money off abortions. Yes, all of our medical techniques have to in some way involve the operating and research on humans, so the balance between research and respect for life have to be balanced and universally promoted.

With Obama in the White House, abortion will become a government-funded right. ‘Soylent green’ research will become the legacy of our unborn children and the duty of our elderly population. Respect for life wont happen with this administration.

Previous Sma’ Talk Wi’ T posts on abortions.

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  1. T,
    My cousin had a baby at 26 weeks gestation 19 yrs ago.She weighed 1lb 4 oz. That baby is a beautiful, intellingent young woman today. Considering here in the USA women can murder their children right up to term I find it a miracle too!

    Maureen

    January 12, 2009 at 10:19 pm

  2. How sad this world has become. Don’t those who have had abortions know that someday they will DIE? and…Jesus will take them immediately to the baby they killed in the womb, and reveal the life God had planned for that baby.

    Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 8:50 pm


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