Many researchers are claiming that their work will come to a halt if they cannot use stem cell lines from aborted babies, but there is skepticism as to whether this claim is really true.
Obtaining and selling aborted baby body parts and tissue for a profit is a big business for some outfits in the United States, and there are scientists who insist they need them – especially those trying to use the cells to humanize mice.
However, this claim is simply not true, according to Dr. Tara Sander Lee of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, who asserts that it has been documented by experts that aborted babies are not needed.
“So, they've actually shown that you can take surplus neonatal thymus from normal surgical procedures, and you can use that to make humanized mice,” Lee informed. “There are also laboratories such as the Jackson Laboratories that make mice for researchers – that they are actually making genetically engineered mice.”
These mice are suitable for the research, so there is need for aborted babies.
Lee told OneNewsNow that the human body is amazing and a rich source.
“We have stem cells within our own living tissues that can be donated that are normally discarded during surgical procedures,” Lee pointed out. “For example, like during normal pregnancy, the placenta, the umbilical cord, the umbilical blood and the amniotic fluid are all very precious sources of stem cells.”
It was noted that even skin cells can be used.
Stem cells from living human beings are being used in research and are being used to treat numerous diseases and medical conditions. Research on aborted babies has not, but this practice has been going on since the 1960s.