It sounds like the plot for a suspense thriller...
Healthy newborn babies are whisked away at the moment of birth, their mothers told that they were stillborn and the babies are then murdered to harvest their organs and stem cells.
Unfortunately, it's not the plot of the latest Michael Crichton book, or even the 'Movie of the Week'. It's happening right now, in the self-styled 'Stem Cell Capital of the World', the Ukraine.
Ukraine babies in stem cell probe
From the article-
There is a trade in stem cells from aborted foetuses, amid unproven claims they can help fight many diseases.
But now there are claims that stem cells are also being harvested from live babies.
Keep in mind that whenever the article talks about stem cells they mean embryonic stem cells, which can also be cultivated from newborns.
This is just sick. Inevitable in a world that just wont let go of the idea that embryonic stem cells will be the 'miracle cure' of this century, but still utterly repulsive and just evil.
And no, I don't believe the line that says, "If only the US would allow more embryonic stem cell research, things like this wouldn't happen". It's ALREADY allowed in the US, just not funded by the federal government. Maybe, if we banned it altogether, then atrocities like this would stop. No, I don't believe that either. There will always be a market for it somewhere in the world, and so long as that's the case, sickos like those in the hospital will be killing babies to sell their stem cells.
What a sad testament on the world we live in.