Monday, October 17, 2005

Britons fly abroad for stem-cell makeovers

Warning - Evidence of Societal Decay

Tip of the gimme cap to Amy Wellborn for this one:

Britons desperate to halt the ageing process are being injected with the stem cells of aborted foetuses at a clinic that charges £15,000 for a controversial new cosmetic treatment. Despite warnings from biologists in the UK that the process is unproven and could be harmful, dozens of British women have flown to Barbados in the hope that the injections will make them forever young - and possibly even boost their sex drive.

The treatment is also available in Ecuador, Russia and Ukraine, where it was developed by scientists to treat Parkinson's disease and blood disorders. But converts claim that wrinkles can be ironed out and the fresh face of youth restored.

"It is the most natural form of healing there is," said Barnett Suskind, chief executive of the Institute of Regenerative Medicine (IRM) in Barbados. "You think better, sleep better, look better. Your quality of life improves and your libido certainly improves."
From The Independent (UK), 10/16/2005 (Emphasis mine)

“The most natural form of healing there is.” Just to make sure I have this straight - killing babies, grinding them up, extracting the stem cells, and shooting up with them - what could be more natural than that? And all so you can look good, without even the utilitarian pretense that you are curing something in the process. Natural? Somehow, I can’t see finding “Dead Babies” in the cooler next to “Pure Florida Orange Juice” at the organic foods store. On the other hand, given the rate at which we are turning ourselves into savages, who knows what we’ll see in five or ten years. God, have mercy on us. How much longer can this go on, and how much worse can it get?

"You shall also say to the sons of Israel: 'Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones. (Lev 20:2, NASB)