Meet the New Neighbors: Mr. and Mrs. Mouse
Have you met the new neighbors yet?
They’re a bit shy and like to keep busy. They love cheese, even though they’re not from Wisconsin. In fact, they’re not from any state at all, really.
They’re from a laboratory.
Mr. and Mrs. Mouse are humanized mice, the product of a research project whose goal is to see what happens when mice are biologically altered using tissue from aborted human babies.
Alright. There is no Mr. and Mrs. Mouse and they’re not the new neighbors.
At least not yet.
The fifth undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress reveals that some of the aborted baby remains sold by Planned Parenthood end up being used by biotech companies for the purpose of creating “humanized” mice.
That’s not a term I (or CMP) made up. It was clearly spoken in the video by Melissa Farrell, Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.
Ms. Farrell also mentioned that the process of humanizing mice is currently used to research cures for human diseases. That’s a noble cause – on the surface – but one that is morally dangerous.
Already researchers at the University of Rochester have been transplanting fetal brain tissue into mice in order to improve their performance. And where does the fetal brain tissue come from?
The brains of aborted fetuses at 18-22 weeks gestation.
That’s bad enough. What’s worse is how the brain tissue is obtained. Here’s the description of the research procedure from the Journal of Neuroscience. Emphasis mine:
For xenograft of human fetal GPCs, cells were extracted from second-trimester human fetuses (18–22 weeks gestation age) obtained at abortion. The forebrain ventricular/subventricular zones were dissected from the brain, the samples chilled on ice, minced and dissociated using papain/DNase, as described previously (Roy et al., 1999, 2000), always within 3 h of extraction. The dissociates were maintained overnight in minimal media of DMEM/F12/N1 with 10 ng/ml bFGF. Samples were deidentified and obtained with the approval of the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board.
With Planned Parenthood’s help, researchers are using dissected, mashed brains from seconds-trimester aborted babies. In the same and other CMP videos, Planned Parenthood staff acknowledged the practice of altering the abortion procedure in order to obtain specifically requested tissues and “intact specimens.”
The mixing of tissues among species raises serious ethical questions. Add to that how the tissues are obtained, and we have a real problem on our hands.
I think, perhaps, that we’re forgetting who the real Creator is and why he created not only humans, but also the various species of plants and animals, according to his divine plan.
Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Gen 1:24-29)
God created each living creature after its kind.
Humans are created after their own kind, also, and are the crown of God’s work because we’re made in his image and are given souls.
The human body is sacred, and we must think long and hard about what we do to it and with it. The generation of humanized mice using aborted baby brain tissue is only the beginning. Unless, of course, we wake up and turn the tide.
With God’s grace and mercy, we’ll find Mr. and Mrs. Mouse in works of fiction; not next door.