Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Every Age Has Its Own Horrors

From the Washington Times:

A San Francisco cosmetics company has ignited an outcry among pro-lifers for including an unexpected ingredient in its anti-aging creams: skin-cell proteins from an aborted fetus.

Children of God for Life, a watchdog group that monitors the use of fetal material in medical products, called last week for a boycott of all treatments manufactured by Neocutis Inc., which acknowledges that the key ingredient in its product line was developed from an aborted boy.

"There's just no excuse for using aborted babies in skin-care products," said Debi Vinnedge, executive director of Children of God for Life, a 10-year-old organization based in Murfreesboro, Tenn. "The reaction, the shock and anger I've seen is incredible."

In a statement released Friday, in response to a wave of condemnation from pro-life and religious blogs, Neocutis defended the use of its trademarked ingredient, Processed Skin Cell Proteins, or PSP, arguing that the fetal cell line was harvested in a responsible, ethical manner for use in treating severe dermatological injuries.

Can lampshades be far behind?

3 comments:

Justin said...

As I understand it, the lampshades thing is just an urban myth. Meaning no actual lampshades were manufactured, although that lady is rumored to have collected tatoos, which led to the rumor of the lampshades thing. The whole human fat for soap thing was a false rumor as well, as I understand it.

I think because of the whole Holocaust-denier stigma, most people have almost next to zero historical understanding of what went down and many really ridiculous claims about the Holocaust have been allowed to circulate.

Kirt33 said...

Yeah! Like, did you know Hitler's body survived and was resurrected by Neo-Nazis? I learned it from Bionic Commando.




Seriously, agree w/ Justin in toto.

Professor Hale said...

It is a shame to see good human remains go to waste. Just because you die does not mean you have to stop being useful.