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Aborted Fetuses In Some Cosmetics: TRUE

By Greg L | 2 February 2010 | National Politics | 14 Comments

Do cosmetics companies use fetal tissue obtained from abortions to help make those wrinkles go away and give your skin that healthy, youthful glow?  In at least one case, the answer is an unqualified “yes.”  One Swiss company has openly disclosed on their website that a key ingredient in their leading cosmetic product uses aborted fetal tissue, setting off a firestorm within the pro-life community of calls for boycotts of cosmetics companies that use aborted fetal cells in their products.

And you thought this was all just urban legend, right?  So did I.

So far there’s no documented evidence that abortionists are selling fetuses to cosmetics companies so they can extract collagen, but the behavior of at least some abortionists seems to leave the question of whether this is happening somewhat open.  The American Life League notes that with the easing of restrictions on the uses of fetal tissue under the Clinton Administration not only have public dollars begun to flow into fetal tissue research and product development, but the open market for fetal tissue that has resulted is subject to a disturbing amount of abuse and corruption:

You might recall that a few years ago, 60 Minutes did an expose on the sale of aborted fetal body parts.  Life Dynamics Inc. (LDI, a pro-life organization based out of Texas, founded and directed by Mark Crutcher www.prolifeamerica.com) was involved in a “sting operation” that uncovered a market of aborted baby parts for sale.  Various body parts obtained at various gestational ages and in various conditions as well as their prices were all listed.  In addition, it was revealed that abortionists were altering abortion procedures and re-scheduling their “patients” in order to obtain certain organs or parts at particular stages of development.
(See clinicquotes.com and lifedynamics.com)

So it was just a matter of time before a company such as Neocutis began to “productize” aborted fetal tissue in order to elbow into the enormous multi-billion dollar cosmetics market.

Inspired by fetal skin’s unique properties, Neocutis’ proprietary technology uses cultured fetal skin cells to obtain an optimal, naturally balanced mixture of skin nutrients including cytokines, growth factors and antioxidants.

This mixture is called PSP®, which stands for ‘Processed Skin Cell Proteins’.

Before you slather on that anti-aging cream, you might want to find out whether you’re wiping the remains of murdered infants on your face.  Again, from the American Life League:

With some cosmetics, a company may contract with a “researcher” at a particular institution to obtain collagen, a substance found abundantly in the placenta and in umbilical cord.  It is used in many “age-defying” skin creams, hence the so-called “fountain of youth” advertising.  While fetal collagen is not a necessary ingredient of these products, it is plentiful!

Just as stem cells from umbilical cord blood are a moral alternative to human embryonic stem cells, “live birth” collagen is a moral alternative to that obtained through abortion.  Many companies also use calf placenta (you might see “bovine” in the ingredient list) or other animal sources which work just as well.

But, therein also lies the problem.  There is no way to be absolutely certain whether a cosmetic company is or is not using aborted fetal material in its products because cosmetics are protected under “Trade Secret” agreements.  A consumer can always ask the company directly, but the company does not, under law, have to answer (or answer honestly).  All the company has to do is to verify that the FDA has approved the product for safe use by consumers.   Unless a company publishes the specific and precise ingredient list of its product, which it probably would not if using fetal material, there is no proof.

Good luck finding out truthful answers here.  Not only doesn’t there seem to be a law prohibiting such a practice — given all the hoopla surrounding “stem cell research” and how that was supposed to deliver all these miraculous cures in record time (we’re still waiting on that one) — no one has bothered to actually ensure that embryonic or fetal tissue uses are restricted in any meaningful way, nor that products developed with or containing embryonic or fetal tissue disclose that they do.  Yes, that cream might say that it contains collagen or other substances, but unless the company specifically says what the source is for it, it could come from anything.

You know, it would just be a lot simpler if we just stopped in-the-womb infanticide and honored the sanctity of life the way we should.



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14 Comments

  1. Mary M. said on 2 Feb 2010 at 12:33 pm:
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    Abortion is a nasty business all around - pray that hearts will change, that is what it will take.

  2. Ayn Rand IS Right! said on 2 Feb 2010 at 4:24 pm:
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    There’s going to be a reckoning, when, as Johnny Cash sang “The Man Comes Around”.

  3. BattleCat said on 2 Feb 2010 at 5:59 pm:
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    Jesus, how gruesome.

  4. Miles said on 2 Feb 2010 at 7:24 pm:
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    Continued devaluation of human life. Disgusting.

  5. James Young said on 2 Feb 2010 at 8:01 pm:
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    Oh, man. What about babyback ribs?

  6. anon said on 2 Feb 2010 at 8:56 pm:
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    are they HUMAN fetal cells?

  7. Greg L said on 2 Feb 2010 at 11:27 pm:
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    Neocutis has admitted that they use human fetal tissue that came from abortions. Are there more companies that do this? Perhaps.

  8. Kevin C said on 3 Feb 2010 at 6:02 am:
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    What do you expect from a “society” that has NO money to FEED
    or SHELTER people but stands by while this government spends 700 BILLION (a year) to KILL people?

    There’s MORE profit (to be made) in DEATH than there is in LIFE!!!!!

  9. anon said on 3 Feb 2010 at 6:44 am:
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    “The small skin donation [the fetal tissue] that, ultimately, made the development of our treatment possible originated from a single terminated pregnancy that could not survive to term and was deemed medically necessary by the attending physicians.”

    From Neocutis

    Their “treatment” helps burn patients.

    Yeah, they suck.

  10. Patty said on 3 Feb 2010 at 1:46 pm:
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    Use Mary Kay cosmetics. It is a Christian based company. I know Mary Kay passed away a few years ago but her son took over the business.

  11. Anonymous said on 7 Feb 2010 at 12:10 pm:
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    Neocutis’ key ingredient known as “Processed Skin Proteins” was developed at the University of Luasanne from the skin tissue of a 14-week gestation electively-aborted male baby donated by the University Hospital in Switzerland. Subsequently, a working cell bank was established, containing several billion cultured skin cells to produce the human growth factor needed to restore aging skin. The list of products using the cell line include: Bio-Gel, Journee, Bio-Serum, Prevedem, Bio Restorative Skin Cream and Lumiere. But Vinnedge is calling for a full boycott of all Neocutis products, regardless of their source.

    “14-week gestation electively-aborted male baby”

    #50 “Wait a minute…if it’s just a non-human, non-entity, how can it have a gender? Doesn’t that make him a HIM? Hmmmm. Oh well, I’m sure that if “he” were here, he would want to be “terminated” and then have his skin cells cultured so that wealthy strangers could use those cells to look hotter and sexier. In fact, I’m sure he would view it as the reason why God created him in the first place. Life is so over-rated, anyway. It’s good to focus on what’s important: lookin’ good and makin’ bank.”

    http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/10/company-uses-aborted-fetal-tissue-in-anti-aging-cream/#comments

  12. Anonymous said on 7 Feb 2010 at 12:43 pm:
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    Ghouls Sell Aborted Babies for Parts

    http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2009/09/ghouls_sell_abo.html

  13. Greg L said on 7 Feb 2010 at 1:14 pm:
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    I strongly recommend clicking through the above link. Here’s an excerpt to give you an idea why:

    Testimony from an employee of Anatomic Gift Foundation and Opening Lines, companies involved in selling parts from aborted fetuses:

    QUESTION: Do you think the doctor ever altered the procedures to get you the type of specimens you needed for that day?

    ANSWER: Yes, every day. When we would go in to do procedures, the doctor would come in, along with his nurse, and they would want to see the list of what we were going to procure and what we needed. Then he would basically get us the most complete, intact specimen that he could get us. And what I mean by that is that all the limbs, the arms, the head, the chest cavity, were never invaded. They were all completely intact. Sometimes if the fetus was — appeared to be dead, but when you opened up the chest cavity you do see the heart beating, but they’ll be no arms or legs moving.

    QUESTION: So they were intentionally altering their type of procedure to give you an intact specimen, even if that meant giving you a live specimen?

    ANSWER: That’s correct. Just so we could sell better tissue and more tissue out. So that our company would make more money. And at the end of the year, they would actually give the clinic back more money since we got good specimens.

  14. annonymous said on 9 Mar 2010 at 1:16 am:
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    YOu know that America as a whole is so busy worried about fixing others problems that our own are drowning us we use to be a country people died trying to get into now people are more than happy to leave or morally and financially bankrupt us when did we sink to low? seriously i know a woman who is tougue tied and slow mentally not retarded just slow and she was raped by her uncle at a young age and was given the choice life or death and chose life knowing that it would be a hard life for her and her baby who was born mentally challenged and born with both sex organs female and male yet she keep her child anyways their are people all over this world who want children why kill one that could complete someones family and for all you know you could be killing the person GOD meant to cure cancer or aids and what if the Virgin Mary had aborted Jesus Christ who would’ve died for all man’s sins then no one people have become soulless anyone who has a abortion could not possibly have their soul people like that deserve to die the way that poor baby did.

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