When, after the sickening revelations on partial-birth abortion, we thought society had reached its lowest depth of depravity, we find even more hideous secrets about the world of abortionists. An investigation, conducted by a leading Canadian news magazine, has uncovered a macabre dead-baby industry involving the commercialization of aborted children dissected alive, harvested and sold in pieces to supply a vast research empire. Notably, a Canadian scientist features prominently among the New Age academics engaged in this appalling traffic of baby parts.

My description of this latest exposé on abortion depravities may prove very upsetting to many and perhaps too shocking for some. However, much as the display of pictures of aborted babies are at times needed to remind people of just what choice in abortion represents, I believe this story on the wholesaling of baby parts should be presented in its disturbing details. 

Consider the following as an example of how thoroughly our society has absorbed the culture of death. A full-colour, glossy brochure invites
abortionists to "find out how you can turn your patient's decision into something wonderful." The authorship belongs to Opening Lines, a Division of Consultative and Diagnostic Pathology, Inc., a wholesale trafficker in aborted baby parts from American clinics. The company's director, Dr. Miles Jones, profits from an evidently tremendously lucrative trade - his current "Fee for Services Schedule" offers eyes and ears for $75 to $999 for a brain. He offers researchers "the highest quality, most affordable, and freshest tissue prepared to your specifications and delivered in the quantities you need when you need it."

Sale of human tissue, including fetal tissue, is against U.S. federal law,
but Opening Lines advises patients how "simple" it is to get around that. It offers to "lease space from your facility to perform the harvesting to offset your (abortion) clinic's overhead." It also offers to train clinic staff in harvesting and then "based on volume, reimburse part or all of your employee's salary, thereby reducing your overhead."

Fee schedules for Opening Lines lists prices for organs from fetuses under eight weeks gestation and over. An "intact trunk (with/without limbs)" costs $500, a liver $150, ("30% discount if significantly fragmented"). Add up all the parts and a single aborted baby is worth thousands. "Our daily average case volume exceeds 1500 and we serve clinics across the United States," says Opening Lines' brochure. Dr. Jones is also an aggressive salesman, eager to offer reduced rates for bulk orders. 

Picture this ghoulish scene as described by an actual witness following the induced abortion of a pair of 24-week-old babies. The doctor walked into the lab and sets a steel pan on the table. "Got you some good specimens," he said. "Twins." The above witness, a technician, looks down at these perfectly formed fetuses moving and gasping for air. Except for a couple of small gouges from the surgical tongs, they seem uninjured. "There's something wrong here," she stammers. She then watches the doctor take a bottle of sterile water and fill the
pan until the water runs up over the babies' mouths and noses. Unable to "watch those fetuses moving," she turns and leaves the room. 

Until a few months ago this technician worked for a Maryland company called the Anatomic Gift Foundation. Her job was to procure fetal tissue for research. This technician`s interview appears on the May issue of "Life Talk" video released by Life Dynamics Inc., a pro-life group based in Denton, Texas, that has members work in abortion clinics to uncover their most closely guarded secrets. The technician reveals that the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic she was working
in received a service fee from the Anatomic Gift Foundation for its tissue "donations." "We were never employees of the abortion clinic," she explains. "We would have a contract with an abortion clinic that would allow us to go in...[to] procure fetal tissue for research. We would get an updated list each day to tell us what tissue researchers, pharmaceuticals and universities were looking for. These had to come from the most perfect specimens we could give these researchers . . . "

Fetuses ranged in age from seven weeks to 30 weeks and beyond. Typically, tissue were harvested from 30 to 40 "late" fetuses each week. "We were taking eyes, livers, brains, thymuses, and especially cardiac blood...even blood from the limbs that we would get from the veins," she says. Researchers used their own shipping firms-"UPS, Fedex or a special courier," she adds. "We would take it in a box and put it on as regular cargo. Sometimes it would be an intact fetus or it
might be a batch of eyes or 30 to 40 livers going out that day, or thymuses. Whatever it was, there were mass quantities of it going out."

Opening Lines` advertisement promises to pay $999 for brains eight weeks old or less ("30% discount if significantly fragmented"), $400 for an intact embryonic cadaver eight weeks old or less; $600 for an intact embryonic cadaver above eight weeks; $550 for gonads; $350 for bone marrow, and various prices for everything: livers, spleens, pancreas, thymus, mesentery, kidney, pituitary gland, ears, eyes, skin, lung and heart block, spinal column, spinal cord, cord blood, limbs. The company will pay $220 for a first-trimester aspiration abortion ("fresh")
and $260 if it is "frozen." 

Life Dynamics can provide copies of dozens of order forms for fetal parts from North American researchers. They contain names of researchers, universities and pharmaceutical companies, day and evening telephone numbers, courier account numbers, the type of tissue requested, preferred gestational age of the fetus, and other details. A sample, from a scientist studying the "Biochemical Characterization of human type X Collagen," dispassionately requests "Whole intact leg, include entire hip joint, 22-24 weeks gestation." The extractor in this
case is directed to "dissect by cutting through symphasis pubis and include whole Illium [hip joint].

The fetal traffic in tissue extends worldwide into respected tax-funded
laboratories, including Canadian ones. The Canadian connection is
University of British Columbia's Dr. Vanugram Venkatesh whose name appears alongside a request for an international Fedex shipment of "16-24 week lungs (trachea not required)" to study "molecular mechanisms of fluid reabsorption in human fetal lung." The memo adds: "Bill our account." "These researchers don't want to see the whole baby," says Life Dynamics' Dzintra Tuttle. "That's gruesome. That
would freak them out. They think they're about higher medicine that is
serving a cause-not about dead babies."

Here exposed in its stark details is the reality of North America`s culture of death: tax-funded commercial cannibalism of its unborn children. This story, incidently, broke last August and was released to the media several times with nary a response. Another eloquent example of media blackout when truly unpleasant things are revealed about the bottom-feeding world of the abortion industy. 

Thaddée Renault
Fredericton, New Brunswick

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