Steven Ertelt, author of "Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies Brains in Lab Tests," reports that Steven Fischbach, "...the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cellsâ€™ effect on vision."
Fischbach adds that the dehumanization of nascent human life,
"...applied to human embryos in order to justify the exploitation of embryonic stem cells, is now being applied to the harvesting of brain tissue from more developed unborn babies with functioning brains (and) that the misleadingly-named Birth Defects Research Laboratory at the University of Washington in Seattle is known within the research community as a top government distributor of fetal tissue."
In conclusion, said Fishbach,
â€œThe use of morally illicit material in the biomedical industry violates the â€˜do no harmâ€™ principle that has governed the practice of medicine for millennia." â€œAdult stem cells offer the ethical and efficacious alternative. Unborn babies deserve dignity, not dissection and destruction.â€ http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/16/obama-admin-oks-using-aborted-babies-brains-in-lab-tests/
The 18th century apocalyptic prophet Fyodor Dostoevsky foresaw and encapsulated this evil, that is the cannibalization of dehumanized babies, and much, much more when he warned, "if God is dead all things become permissable." For if God the Father is dead, then no man is created in His image, meaning that man is just another lifeform qualitatively no different and certainly no more valuable than dogs, tumble bugs, ants, and alligators. By this reasoning, man is merely one species of many, thus if certain species are said to be endangered by the actions of the human species then it stands to reason that endangered species must be given preferential treatment at the expense of the human species.
America and the West arose to heights of glory and unprecedented human freedom on the wings of Christian theism. But a death knell began tolling over America and the West as rational humanism, naturalism (which denies the supernatural dimension), scientific materialism, evolutionary scientism and moral relativism began to sweep over and across the Western civilized world, bringing with it the dehumanization of mankind.
The dehumanization of man became more of a reality after Darwin published his infamous theory of evolution. Scientific materialists such as Karl Vogt vigorously lectured across Europe on Darwin as they propagated a harsh anti-Christian, anti-human and atheistic philosophy. One of Vogts' most widely quoted sayings was:
"Thoughts come out of the brain as gall from the liver, or urine from the kidneys." (The Restitution of Man: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism, Aeschliman, p. 33)
Other materialists taught that man is nothing more than his belly. He is what he eats.
In Disraeli's novel "Lothair," the Monsignore describes the horrendous dehumanizing effects of man's new religion, which he calls the "religion of science":
"Instead of Adam, our ancestry is traced to the most grotesque of creatures; thought is phosphorous, the soul complex nerves, and our moral sense a secretion of sugar." (ibid)
Man's religion of science is not taking us to something new and better but rather the reverse. Since its' advent the now-dead Christian West and America have been fast-forwarding to the pagan past where human life was dirt cheap.
After supposedly creating themselves from Chaos, the watery abyss, pagan deities created men, a few to be kings and rulers but the masses to serve as slaves. Since life was dirt cheap, abortion and infanticide were rampant, as was burning babies and children to death as sacrifices to Moloch and other fire-demons.
In his book, "Third Time Around," George Grant points out how common and widespread was the practice of infanticide by exposure to the elements and predators:
"Immediately after birthing, if a (Roman) family decided not to raise the child---he was simply abandoned. There were special high places or walls where the newborn was taken and exposed to die." (What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? D. James Kennedy, p. 11)
Cannibalism was also widespread. In a critique of the movie "Alive," which dealt in part with cannibalism, Ted Bahr and Dr. Bonnie Harvey had this to say about this evil practice:
"Historically, before the advent of Christianity, cannibalism was widespread. The flesh pots outside the walls of ancient cities were repositories of the bodies of the dead, cooked for the ingestion of the poorest of the poor. Throughout the ages, beyond the boundaries of the spread of the Gospel, peoples ate each other in the cruel delusion that they would thereby triumph over their enemies and incorporate the strengths of their enemies into themselves. Thus, the Aztecs consumed tens of thousands in their perverted quest for power. However, wherever the Gospel was preached, cannibalism was abolished as men were born again to see with new eyes the sanctity of life." (ibid, p. 34)
That Jesus Christ is dead or dying in the hearts of increasing numbers of scientism and evolution-obsessed Westerners and Americans is manifest in the hundreds of thousands of abortions that take place every year. America alone has aborted in excess of 60,000,000 unborn just since Roe v. Wade. Selling and/or trading babies as well as abandonment and exposure of babies is also becoming a commonplace occurance. In this light it makes a dreadful kind of sense that dehumanized babies are now viewed as repositories of servicable parts.
The FreeDictionary defines the word cannibalize as the removal of servicable parts (from damaged airplanes, for example) for use in the repair of other equipment of the same kind. And since dehumanized babies are nothing more than repositories of salvagable parts then why not cannibalize them? But no matter how evil-minded men try to rationalize the harvesting of the "brain tissue from more developed unborn babies with functioning brains" it remains an objective evil, and all who partake of it will stand one day before God the Father.
There is nothing new under the sun. What once was will be again, thus the next step will, without doubt, be the processing of the bodies of unwanted dehumanized babies and other humans deemed subhuman, that is, those whom evolution has bypassed, into "food" of some sort, such as was envisioned in the movie Soylent Green. Fleshpots will return but this time they will be "scientifically santized," and "waste not, want not" will be Big Brother's motivational slogan in the coming "Green" New World Order.