Donating aborted babies to science may not actually save lives
testing flavor enhancers for food companies and creating
anti-aging creams. Developing products such as cosmetics and flavor enhancers are to science as lemon drops and potato chips are to fruits and vegetables.
Children of God for Life, a foundation dedicated to educating the public on prolife issues, called for a boycott of companies that used Senomyx flavor enhancers because they were developed using fetal tissue. Senomyx’s website boasts that their flavor enhancers are: “A Healthier Way to Flavor” and that they have discovered “novel flavor ingredients that boost taste sensations.”
was true.” Vinnedge noted that Senomyx uses baby parts in research and development but not in the product themselves.
chose to use fetal cells instead.” Vinnedge wrote and asked them to stop using cells lines from aborted fetuses. They refused, so she contacted their customers. “Cocoa-Cola, Campbell Soup, Kraft, Cadbury Adams—all from the original boycott, ended their contract with no product from Senomyx,” Vinnedge said.
“Nestles, however, already had product on the market before we found out about Senomyx." She explained that Nestles dropped future contracts but they kept the products already in the marketplace using Senomyx flavors, including their coffee creamers and Mai soup products. Thus, Senomyx still gets royalties from them. (Go here for a list of all products on the boycott:
National Catholic Register, Theresa Deisher, Ph.D explained that at the core of the problem is the belief that using fetal material is necessary for research. “Once we turn a blind eye to the baby being a person or say we are only going to do it once, the flood gates are opened.”
Deisher described the use of the first tissue from an aborted baby as the opening of Pandora’s box that won’t close now. “People don’t want to walk the hard walk or to look like they are not progressive,” she said. “But what is progressive about taking a baby and chopping it up to make vaccines or do research?” Deisher holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from Stanford University and worked for over 20 years in the commercial biomedical industry. As respect for the unborn awakened in her, she stopped working for biomedical research companies where experimenting on tissue from aborted babies is excused as science. She formed the two companies of
Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute and
AVM Biotechnology; both have a mission to end the use of aborted babies in biomedical research and vaccine development.
must be against all of it. And we
must do what we can to stop it or innocent blood is on our hands too.
Patti Maguire Armstrong
and her husband have ten children. She is an award-winning author and was managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’s Amazing Grace Series. Her newest books are: Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories From Everyday Families, and her fun and inspirational children’s series; Dear God, I Don’t Get It! and Dear God, You Can’t Be Serious. Follow Patti at Twitter and like her Facebook pages at Dear God Books, Big Hearted Families and Catholic News & Inspiration. This article was first published on her website pattimaguirearmstrong.com and is reprinted here with permission.