SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2004 ( – Scientists at Stanford University have used human fetal stem cells in experiments with rats. Dr. Gary Steinberg, a Stanford neurosurgeon has shown that rats who have the same kind of strokes as human beings benefited after human stem cells were injected into their brains. The cells have migrated to the damaged areas, and scientists hope that the cells will begin to rebuild the damage in human stroke victims.  Steinberg said that he was ‘optimistic’ about the results for human stroke victims but gave the usual caveat that actual stem cell treatment was ‘years away’ and much more research needed to be done.

Such experiments however, have already been tried on human sufferers of Parkinson’s disease and ended in disaster. In 2001, reported on a series of experiments involving the injection of fetal cells into the brains of patients. The patients developed irreversible symptoms that the researchers themselves described as ‘catastrophic.’ Dr. Paul Greene, a neurologist at the Columbia University College of Physicians called the experiment ‘disastrous’ and ‘a real nightmare.’ He said, “No more foetal transplants. We are absolutely and adamantly convinced that this should be considered for research only. And whether it should be researched in people is an open question.”  The Stanford research findings are published on the website of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The injected cells were derived from aborted fetal human beings which had been cultivated for years. Stem Cells Inc., a California company, makes various kinds of stem cells available to researchers.

It is common practice for abortion mills to sell the parts of their victims for medical research and the market for stem cells is brisk since President Bush curtailed public funding for them. In 1997, the organization Life Dynamics started an investigation that revealed a brisk trade in baby body parts, not all of which are ‘harvested’ from the dead. In 2000, the television news programme 20/20 interviewed a young technician, a former employee of one such business, who converted to the pro-life cause when she was given a living set of twins to dissect. coverage of the ‘disastrous’ fetal cell experiments:   For Life Dynamics report on the baby body parts business:   ph