Tarry for the Nonce

August 8, 2006

Mash Them to a Rejuvenating Pulp

Filed under: Religion — lmwalker @ 3:01 pm

Have Western women gone mad?

So what is it about stem cells that has set tongues wagging in the beauty world? They are the building blocks of every human body but are far more plentiful in embryos, which are still growing, human foetuses, or newborn babies, than in adults . . .

When injected, these powerful cells target the organs that are not functioning at their optimum and encourage them to produce new tissue.

But scientists agree that further research is required to substantiate the claim that injecting stem cells can diminish wrinkles or reverse the signs of ageing . . .

[U]nregulated companies have mushroomed across the globe offering ‘aesthetic stem-cell therapies’ at exorbitant prices to anyone willing to pay. They claim that stem cells have the ability to rejuvenate the body and renew the cells, not just to produce younger, smoother skin, but increased sex drive and energy . . .

Barbados: The Institute for Regenerative Medicine: The Treatment: Anti-ageing stem-cell injections made from aborted foetal tissue, 15,000 . . .

Moscow: The Cellulite Clinic: The treatment: Anti-ageing injections of stem cells from aborted foetuses into thighs, buttocks and stomach – 10,000 to 15,000 for a course of six . . .

Dominican Republic: Medra Clinic: The treatment: Foetal stem-cell injections from 15,000 . . .

Rotterdam: The PMC clinic: The treatment: Anti-ageing stem-cell injections composed of umbilical cord blood – 8,500 . . .

New York: The Nabi Medspa: The treatment: The Frozen in Time Stem-Cell Facial – 150.

I can’t even adequately describe the level of revulsion I feel. To reiterate (as I have done in the past) I have no objection to stem cell research, per se, but I have a great deal of objection to the destruction of a fetus to obtain it. Stem cells can be acquired from umbilical cords and even the fat of adults. The destruction of a life is unnecessary.

That said . . .

It seems we, in our industrialized selfishness and decadence, have created a demand for the fetuses of developing nations, to be acquired, pulverized and injected into women in search of a fountain of youth. All I can see in my head is the image of the facelift scene in Brazil or the image of Lucrezia Borgia drinking the blood of young girls to give herself eternal life.

It’s grotesque. Do we have no perspective?

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1 Comment

  1. Of course we have perspective. If it looks good or feels good it is good. What more perspective do you want? Sheeeshh!

    Comment by Brian — August 9, 2006 @ 4:22 pm


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