Using Aborted Fetal Remains

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Registered: 05-28-2008
Using Aborted Fetal Remains
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Wed, 05-28-2008 - 10:00am

Hi there,


I've been a lurker here for years. I thought I'd finally jump in and start a discussion.


What do you all think about aborted fetal remains being used for experimentation/transplant?


Looking forward to hearing about all your thoughts on this.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2007
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 10:55am
I dont see the harm in it.

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&nbs

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 11:11am

Hey welcome to the board. Please don't go back to lurking

I got no issues with it as long as the woman who aborted gives permission. Of course I would like to donate my own body to science but DH says no way so that will give you an idea of how I feel about a dead body being used for science experiments.

I figure maybe some good can come out of the tragedy.

also many fetal byproducts of abortion are passed at home and either thrown out of flushed away so it isn't like being looked at under a microscope is any more or less demeaning imo










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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-28-2008
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 12:04pm

Thanks for the welcome.


I to plan on donating my body

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2007
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 12:49pm
I don't think that the demand will go as you propose because the demand is generally for fully formed, functioning organs. Fetal remains generally do not contain full formed and functioning organs.

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&nbs

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 12:49pm

and where would this huge market for fetal organs come from? What are they needed for? Really I don't see a huge demand so therefor no need for a huge supply. Fetuses don't need organ transplants so there is no reason for a black market like their is with healthy adult organs.

I think I am missing something from your argument










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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-28-2008
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 3:38pm

Well believe it or not there will indeed be a market for fetal remains. There has already been studies done

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-19-2006
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 3:48pm

>>If people agree that aborted fetal remains should be disposed of in a dignified manner and not used for medical/scientific purposes then we wouldn't have to worry about the possibility of this market growing, right?<<

Do we ban adults from donating their bodies to science because someone could grave rob or do we let them and hold people who would get bodies from less desirable methods accountable for their own actions rather than the who scientific community?










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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-28-2008
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 4:07pm

"Do we ban adults from donating their bodies to science because someone could grave rob or do we let them and hold people who would get bodies from less desirable methods accountable for their own actions rather than the who scientific community?"


I'm sorry I don't really understand what you mean? You seem to be talking about more then one thing here. I apologize if I'm responding

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2007
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 4:20pm
Do you realize that the majority of abortions are performed in the first trimester? There are no usable organs, let alone eggs from ovaries, at that point.

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&nbs

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-19-2006
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 4:56pm

You are saying that allowing fetal remains to be used for research will lead to fetal farms in third world countries because demand will outstrip supply. I am saying that is simply not true just as using grown adults for research (with their consent) does not lead to bodies being obtained by other means.

The bodies are needed for research and people are supplying them on their own free will










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