Thursday, August 4

NEGLIGENCE, BUT NOT A MORAL PROBLEM? TRY AGAIN, DOCTOR!

A disturbing discovery has been made in France -- a hospital there has been storing and using aborted and stillborn fetuses for years without authorization and in violation of French law. They have been used for medical research and, specifically, genetic testing, as if lab rats and the remains of preborns are one in the same thing. The Associated Press (AP) quotes Dr. Pierre-Marie Cousin, president of the union of gynecologists and obstetricians, as saying:

The fact that the burial or cremation of thse stillborn babies wasn't carried out is perhaps negligence, but not a moral problem.
Spoken like a true nihilist, Dr. Cousin; spoken like a true dyed-in-the-wool secularist.

Quite the contrary, Dr. Frankenstein, it is a moral problem and one of egregious proportions and altogether symptomatic of a culture, spawned in Europe and now engulfing America, in which the sanctity of life, respect for the life of preborns, and a recognition of the ethical and moral issues in the use of stem cells derived from human embryos, have been eschewed for the caprice of a mother's convenience and the playdough of medical science.

The situation at that hospital is scandalous and unconscionable, but, I dare say, all too indicative of the times in which we live.

SOURCE: Associated Press (AP) via "CNN"

HAT TIP: Matt Drudge

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