Some will say all of the knowledge we have now, to make sure all babies are able to survive childbirth and make it into adulthood, derives immediately from studying and researching new tools and methods, including the study of fetuses terminated from natural or unnatural causes.
The funny thing about that defense is it almost exactly mirrors the arguments made during the Nuremberg Trails, by the scientists involved in the eugenics program, to justify their medical experimentations on the prisoners at the concentration camps.
Its an age old argument of moral relativism and regarding all humans as simply a miss mash of cells without an inherent or present soul. If you see utilizing dead babies as no different than utilizing any old cadaver, then you have completely missed the point which is being exposed here. There is a tax payer funded racket, circulating around the acquisition of fetal body parts, operating in the open, under the farce of providing a health care service. Plain and simple. I don’t believe this is ethical or moral, and the U.S.C seems to have also agreed on this matter.
Using ultrasound guidance to manipulate the fetus from vertex to breech orientation before intact extraction is the hallmark of the illegal partial-birth abortion procedure (18 U.S.C. 1531).
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).
Regardless how you feel about the practice of abortion, pro choice or pro life, you should be concerned that there is a black market inside our country bidding for partial-birth babies organs.