Rejecting stable moral norms results in the degradation of
man and the rise of appalling practices, unknown even among
Cannibalism in China
Hong Kong’s English-language newspaper Express Extra reports
a common practice in the Shenzen Province of the People’s
Republic of China. Doctors in this province eat and sell the flesh
of aborted children as “health food” (NRL News, April
Posing as doctors, four journalists working for Eastweek Magazine
(a sister publication to Express Extra) approached several hospitals
in the Shenzen province about the possibility of buying human
fetuses. A doctor at the Women’s and Children’s Health
Center handed one of the journalists a bottle crammed with fetuses,
saying, “There are 10 fetuses here, all aborted this morning.
You can have them. Normally we doctors take them home to eat.
Since you don’t look well, you might as well have them”.
Luo Hu, a woman doctor working in the same institution, observes
that human fetuses are very nutritious and in great demand. The
most sought-after are from abortions performed on young women.
Male fetuses are considered more nutritious. The doctor claims
to have eaten over 100 in the past six months. “They are
wasted – she adds – if we don’t eat them. The
women undergoing abortions here don’t want the fetuses.
Anyway, the fetuses are already dead when we eat them.”
Another doctor, Dong Men Lao, informed the journalist that the
price of a fetus ranges, according to weight, from 10 to 40 dollars.
State clinics are cheaper than private clinics, where they can
charge as much as 300 dollars per fetus. In Men Lao’s view,
the best therapeutic results come from 9-month-old fetuses, and
he accepts orders for such. Thus, in Communist China, the bodies
of aborted children are used as “new dietary products”
ensuring “a stronger body and a smoother skin.” Only
Christian doctors condemn this practice as outright cannibalism
“Wonderful Medical Procedures”
Partial-birth abortions, routinely practiced in “democratic”
countries such as the USA and Sweden, amount to an extremely cruel
form of murder. They are performed in order to retrieve vital
organs and the aborted child’s brain tissue, which is said
to cure Parkinson’s disease. The pregnant woman is persuaded
to delay an abortion until the thirty second week of pregnancy.
By this time the fetus is 30 cm long and capable of living outside
the mother’s womb. Here, medical “science” operates
on a single principle – the bigger the fetus, the bigger
the pay-off. So the abortion is performed. To reach the child’s
head, the doctor widens the uterus and pierces the womb. When
the head moves to the entrance of the uterus, the brain tissue
is removed by means of a syringe. Scientists at the University
of Indiana, USA, are now touting a “wonderful” way
of proceeding with heart disease and other ailments. Rather than
resort to a transplant with its inherent risks of organ rejection,
why not conceive a baby, kill it before its term, then transplant
its cells into the deceased organ, thus rejuvenating it.
This is Satan working through his agents – people who treat
others as “agglomerates of cells” and destroy respect
for human life. By destroying “God’s image”
in us, they bring on further dehumanization and possession by
Cosmetics and “Abortion Waste”
The bodies of children killed by abortion also provide an “extremely
valuable substance” for the production of cosmetics. On March
31, 1994, the Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported that the
Merieux Institute in Lyons, France, “processes” 17 tons
of human fetal material every day. Refrigerated trucks filled with
fetuses make regular trips from Eastern Europe. All this to provide
the cosmetics industry with raw material! The shipment documents
record this material as “abortion waste.” Ironically,
animal fetuses cannot be treated this way. The French daily Quotidien
de Paris recently ran an advertisement for a moisturizing skin-care
product made from human fetal extract.
The Illegal Market in Human Organs
The BBC reports that whenever there is a demand for transplant
organs in China, the number of executed prisoners suddenly increases.
The method of execution resorted to depends on the organ in demand.
Typically, the organ recipients are high Communist Party functionaries
and wealthy foreigners, who will pay as much as $30,000 for an
organ (NRL News, May 17, 1995).
A panel of thirty-five UN experts was commissioned to study the
problem of the illegal trade in children’s organs. Their
conclusion was that this phenomenon is practiced worldwide. In
Brazil, over 15,000 homeless children are killed in the streets
each year. According to the same panel of experts, autopsies performed
on the bodies revealed that in 75 percent of the cases body organs
had been removed, most probably for transplant purposes. In an
interview published in Il Giornale (September 4, 1995), former
Italian government minister Antonio Guidi confirmed the existence
of a well-organized illegal market in human organs as well as
a child-smuggling network across Africa, India and the countries
of the former Communist Block. Two Israeli child-smugglers had
been arrested in Guatemala – stated Guidi. They confessed
to smuggling young children from India to Israel and the USA.
Clinics subsequently bought their organs as “spare parts”
for treating sick children. According to the two men, each child
– “that strange piece of merchandise possessed of
a soul” – was worth 75,000 dollars. In India many
impoverished families have resorted to giving birth to children
with the express purpose of creating a transplant donor. Children’s
kidneys are especially in demand in the West. The few thousand
dollars, which the family receives for such an organ, can secure
another child’s future for many years.
Genocidein the Heart of Europe
Until his conversion to Catholicism, Dr. Bernard Nathanson headed
America’s (indeed the world’s) biggest abortion clinic.
During his visit to Poland on October 19, 1996, he warned his audience
that the legalization of abortion in Poland would be the first step
toward the mass extermination of developmentally delayed children,
the elderly, and the terminally ill. In short, it would lead to
the elimination of society’s most defenseless and dependent
members. The legalization of abortion – observed Nathanson
– results in the devaluation and dehumanization of life. “I
am here to beg the Polish people not to embark on this road that
America took,” he added. A group of seven hundred physicians,
members of an anti-euthanasia organization in the Netherlands, claim
that it was not until the abortion law was passed in 1968 that euthanasia
became a problem in their country. The legalized killing of unborn
babies, became the first step down the slippery slope toward more
generalized killing. In Holland, the sick, the elderly and the handicapped
are now being routinely euthanised, usually without their consent
or knowledge. From history we know that euthanasia began in 1934
in Nazi Germany, where it became legal to kill physically and mentally
Dr. Richard Fenigsen has been practicing medicine in Holland
since 1968. In his book entitled Euthanasia: Death by Choice (published
1994) he provides eye-witness evidence that “Dutch hospitals
are practicing euthanasia on children and adults on a mass scale.
And this not only without the patients’ consent or knowledge,
but often without their family’s consent or knowledge as
well. Sick people go to hospitals seeking help, expecting to receive
this help, trusting completely in their doctors’ professionalism
and good faith, then end up being killed by them.”
Dr. Fenigsen goes on to observe that “so long as life was
held inviolable, and medicine was bound by a firm, unwavering
prohibition against the harming of patients, with stern justice
awaiting the transgressor, physicians did not dare kill anybody.
As soon as society and the courts softened their stand on euthanasia,
doctors of the basest sort, only slightly ahead of the pack, began
applying themselves to this ‘new branch of medicine’.
Thus, physicians turned into fanatical killers or killers ‘willy-nilly’”.
Dr. Karel Gunner, a member of the anti-euthanasia movement, cites
examples of hospitals killing their patients with complete impunity.
The Dutch Association of Patients has begun warning patients and
their families that people are being killed in hospitals without
their consent or knowledge. It is advising the public to monitor
the activities of their doctors, but any such monitoring is insignificant.
Dr. Gunner stresses that in Holland it is only the Catholics and
Evangelical Lutherans who voice any opposition to euthanasia.
By contrast, the press, radio and television continue to surround
this monstrous engine of extermination of people, who are utterly
defenseless and most in need of our special care and love, with
an unassailable wall of silence. When people reject the moral
absolutes of the Ten Commandments, and accept ethical relativism,
they bring on, by virtue of their godless position, the most appalling
practical consequences. Criminal acts and radical abuses of freedom
follow as a matter of course. “Thus democracy” –
writes John Paul II – rejecting its own norms, degenerates
into a totalitarian system. The state is no longer a ‘house
for all’, but becomes a tyranny arrogating to itself the
right to dispose of the lives of the weak, the defenseless, the
unborn and the elderly. And this in the name of social utility,
which means nothing more than the interests of a particular group”
(Evangelium Vitae, 20).