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The abortion business is booming! Is that a good thing?
This is a long rant that seems to veer off a few places but be patient. It makes sense in the end. Due to the length, you might want to pack a lunch first.
What’s inside the secret sauce?
Pfizer has been at the center of many controversies lately due to whistleblowers and uncovered research. Take for example, this report from Project Veritas which reveals internal emails where Pfizer deliberately hid the fact that they used the human fetal tissue of aborted children when developing their vaccines.
As shocking as that may be to hear, the practice is not unusual. Check out this quote from US Library of Medicine National Institute of Health.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends fifteen different vaccines for children to induce protection against several viral and bacterial infections that are causes of morbidity and mortality (American Academy of Pediatrics 2016). Three of these vaccines, M-M-R-II (Merck 2016a), VARIVAX (Merck 2016b), and HAVRIX (Glaxo Smith Kline 2016) utilize cell lines WI-38 or MRC-5 that were derived from fetal tissues (Wong 2006) harvested from elective abortions in the 1960s to generate the attenuated viruses used in these immunizations for rubella (M-M-R-II), varicella (VARIVAX), or hepatitis A (HAVRIX). The efficacy of these vaccines has been clearly demonstrated.
I remember a few years back being greatly offended when I saw videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling fetal tissue like a commodity. What unnerved me the most was how passive they were in the discussion and how much greed seem to motivate them. (WARNING: The video is disturbing.)
To Make Money Selling, You Need Customers Buying
I was so offended and focused on Planned Parenthood that I did not stop to think, until recently, who were they selling the fetal tissue to? I suspect that they sell them to companies like Senomyx.
Senomyx was an American biotechnology company that developed food additives. The company claimed to have “reverse engineered” human taste and aroma receptors. Said receptors are made from HEK293 — HEK stands for Human Embryonic Kidney cells, with 293 denoting that the HEK was from the 293rd experiment. HEK293 originally came from a healthy, electively aborted baby whose cells were then harvested and cloned. (The Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform UK detailed the history of HEK 293. Click here to read it.)
So… Senomyx developed food additives. Does that mean that fetal tissue is in some of the food we eat? Umm… Consider this quote from the Weston A. Price Foundation, an org that promotes good health and nutrition standards. This quote is from 2011.
Senomyx’s salt taste, savory flavor, and sweet flavors—as well as all their other flavor enhancers—are purposefully developed so that they stimulate your taste buds without them actually tasting anything. This subterfuge fools your brain into thinking you have tasted an intensely sweet or savory (umami) flavor. Much like MSG, these flavor enhancers operate on the neurological level to produce these reactions. They bypass normal tasting processes and, because of their ability to react directly with the brain’s receptors, send signals directly to the location in your brain where specific flavors are registered. By themselves they don’t really have a flavor but when combined with the other sweet or savory ingredients they intensify your perception of those tastes. Since they are not actually ingredients but rather “enhancers” they are not required to be listed in a package’s ingredients except as “artificial flavors.”
According to a New York Times article, because very small amounts of the additives are used (reportedly less than one part per million) Senomyx’s chemicals have not undergone the FDA’s usual safety approval process for food additives. Senomyx’s MSG-enhancer gained the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA), an industry-funded organization, in less than eighteen months, which included three months of tests on rats. Senomyx maintains that their products are safe to eat simply because they are used in such tiny quantities.
Now that their “savory flavor ingredient” has passed and received FEMA GRAS status, it is already in products on the market.
In other words, salt enhances the flavor of popcorn but it is not in the popcorn. (Although, technically, you consume both. So…) And, wait a sec’… looking at the above quote again. “Already in products on the market?” What products are those?
That’s Not a Bug, Its a Feature!
I looked around and found a long list from Kingdom Clarity that was updated on November 11, 2021. It includes products from Tropicana, Nestle and many other names you know. However, they do not include links to where they have sourced all of their data so I am not 100% confident in the list. According to Human Life International, several of the companies on the list from Kingdom Clarity totally dropped Senomyx. Among them: Pepsi, Kraft and Campbell Soup.
Either way, I do not have a definitive and verified list of products that have been influenced by Senomyx, unfortunately. If nothing else, I do hope I have increased your desire to support local farmers over major brand suppliers of food. But, I digress.
Wow! There’s a LOT of money in terminating life.
Abortions represent BIG business for Planned Parenthood. In its 2019-2020 fiscal year, Planned Parenthood brought in $1,640,000,000.00 in revenue with only $69,700,000.00 in expenses. Doing the math, that’s a profit of $94,300,000.00 for ONE YEAR. Or in other words – KA-CHING!!!! No wonder they can afford to spend millions lobbying politicians to protect abortion rights each year. Its good for business.
Depending on which side of the political aisle you are on, this quote from CBN News is either good or bad.
The Biden administration is allowing university researchers and government scientists to use human fetal tissue for medical research.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reversing a Trump-era policy that had banned the use of tissue from elective abortions.
As CBN News reported in June of 2019, the Trump administration announced government scientists would no longer be allowed to conduct research using aborted baby body parts. And taxpayer dollars would no longer be used to fund that research at the University of California, San Francisco following an investigation into UCSF’s research practices. The investigation was part of a broader audit to see if American taxpayer money is helping pay for research involving the body parts of aborted children.
According to the HHS announcement on Friday, government scientists now will be able to resume research that uses tissue from elective abortions. Scientists at universities also can now apply for federal grants without getting approval from a special ethics panel for any such work.
Okay, I said a lot. Let me briefly recap.
Pfizer hides the fact that they use human fetal tissue to develop their vaccines.
Human fetal tissue has been used by major brands in their food products.
Planned Parenthood makes a killing (pun intended) selling fetal tissue and spends millions lobbying politicians to keep the profits consistent.
The Trump administration canceled support for using fetal tissue in medical research.
The Biden administration lifted the ban on using fetal tissue in medical research, pretty much insuring business as usual.
Who saw this coming? At least one person did.
Way back in 1989, the Los Angeles Times predicted something like this would happen in their article – Fetal Tissue Research Without a Transplant Marketplace. This first quote makes the writer a modern-day Nostradamus.
The real danger here is not in the idea of fetal tissue research (even anti-abortion forces have little quarrel about tissue obtained from spontaneous abortions) but that this research could lead to a market for fetal tissue. Do we really think it’s a good idea to inject free-market forces into the business of abortion the way we have into airlines and banks?
The writer discounted the potential in scientific advances with this quote.
Picture the very real possibility that research now under way leads to tremendous breakthroughs in the treatment of diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Demand for fetal tissue would explode. Where would it all come from? The figure of 1.6 million abortions a year is meaningless in the context of tissue transplants. The suction method of abortion frequently destroys transplantable tissue. Estimates are that less than half the abortions that take place yield usable tissue.
And I imagine this happening should the pro-life movement pushes Planned Parenthood into desperate measures to meet their quotas.
Timing also matters. Should we tell a woman who wants an abortion that, if she only waits a week, her fetal tissue could help save someone’s life? Supporters of the transplants acknowledge that there should be a wall between the decision to abort and the decision to donate. But, in the real world, can there be? Indeed, one could make a case that the moral thing to do under the circumstances is to encourage the woman to donate her tissue. While you’re at it, why not offer to pay for the abortion if she is willing to donate? By creating a direct link between the act of abortion and clinical intervention, we are laying the groundwork for fetal commerce.
Is it just me or does anyone see the irony of aborting a pregnancy in order to save a life. Hmm… Maybe that’s why Planned Parenthood has yet to use this as a strategy? At least, as far as I know.
The big wheel keeps on turning…
This entire rant began with Pfizer’s subterfuge. They don’t want the controversy of using human fetal tissue to interfere with their massive profits. For that matter, how are they able to contain BOMBSHELL news from going mainstream? How are they able to keep such news under wraps? Why haven’t the media reported on it? Why isn’t it making international headlines and/or FBI investigations? I think the video below explains it all.
Sigh. Like most things wrong in the world, it comes down to money, power and the pursuit of both. Pray for the world.