Hungarian Court Finds 8 People Guilty of Selling Aborted Baby Tissue for $25,000 Beauty Treatment

Eight people were found guilty recently in the City Court of Budapest, Hungary for plotting to sell embryonic stem cells derived from aborted children on the black market for use in cosmetics. Police arrested nine people in July 2009 for using embryonic stem cells and tissues from aborted children for commercial gain. The case centered on illegal procedures at a Kaposvár plastic surgery clinic in southwestern Hungary, where hundreds of patients had agreed to be injected with the embryonic cells and tissue for $25,000 per treatment. Defendants got large monetary fines or prison sentences, each determined by the individual’s degree of involvement in the crime. The clinic receptionist was the only defendant to avoid criminal charges since there was no proof she was aware of the illegal activity going on. Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) international deputy director applauded the ruling, and stressed the importance of value of human life in its earliest stages. “Any baby deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, not as a commodity for commercial gain,” Roger Kiska said. “We commend the court for ruling strongly against this horrific and inhuman practice and outlawing this kind of hideous black market. “A civilized society values the precious lives of children and does not reduce them to commodities in elective cosmetic procedures,” he said. An ADF brief on the case quoted European law acknowledging that life begins at conception. “The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that, in the context of European patent law, life begins from the moment of conception,” it stated, and human embryos cannot be used for “industrial or commercial purposes.” “The...

Hungary – Pro Life Victory (6/04)

 On 1June, a hospital named after Mor Kaposi (famous Hungarian doctor who described the Kaposi-Syndrome) joined the pro-life movement initiated by Alpha Alliance. Dr. Tibor F. Prievara, leader of the ob-gyn dept of the hospital, with the main midwife & the director-in-chief, announced at the 13th pro-life pilgrimage that they would not perform either chemical or surgical abortions on the new national holidays. These days are March 25th (Day of the Unborn Child), June 1st (UN International Day of Life) and December 28th (Day of Holy Innocents). After this, the pro-lifers gave roses decorated with ribbons of national colors to the representatives of the hospital. Later Drs. Prievara & Teglasy [dir, God’s Precious Infants, Hungary] had a common press-conference in the hospital. All of them confirmed that they were ready for a strong cooperation in order to offer all kind of support for those parents who are in crisis situations in order to help them avoid abortion. There are now 13 hospitals celebrating abortion-free days in Hungary, 10% of the total number of hospitals/clinics that together with the Hungarian pro-lifers want to build a fertile and caring society in Hungary.  Alpha Alliance for the Protection of Unborn and New-Born Babies, Children & Families was founded by nurses, doctors, teachers, journalists, psychologists in Hungary in 1996. Alpha Alliance is affiliated with Human Life Int’l, Heartbeat Int’l, & Abstinence Clrnghse. Website with English: www.alfaszovetseg.hu  [2Jun04, Pro-Life...