August 7, 2006

Aborted Fetuses for Beauty

'Research shows that they openly import foetuses from poverty-stricken provinces in Ukraine and Russia, preying on the financially desperate to treat vain Western women.'

A barbaric kind of beauty

It seems as if, around the world, women are paying to have the stem cells of aborted fetuses injected in their hands and faces, their thighs and buttocks with no evidence that it works, but in the hopes it will make them younger-looking and more attractive. 

Here, poverty-stricken young women are paid 200 U.S. dollars to carry babies up to the optimum eight to 12-week period - thought to be best for harvesting stem cells. They are then sold on to cosmetic clinics.

'The cavalier attitude of Russian cosmetic surgeons is grotesque,' says Dr Minger. 'The origin of the cells is ethically immoral. Furthermore, they don't bother to test for compatibility between the cells injected and the patient who receives them. Medical risks from complications can include infection, tumours and rejection of foreign tissue.'

Said George Sand, "Vanity is the quicksand of reason."

Posted by Jill Fallon at August 7, 2006 12:49 PM | TrackBack | Permalink