By DEXTER DUGGAN
A recent court ruling in Hungary against using parts of aborted babies for cosmetic purposes should provide inspiration to those fighting to tighten restrictions against related unethical practices in the United States, a pro-life attorney told The Wanderer.
Steven Aden, a senior counsel with the Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), said the decision “reflects the consensus in both Europe and the West that human beings in the womb are just that, human beings, and not commodities. . . . Life begins at conception.”
Aden is director of the Center for Life Alliances at ADF, an organization that works across the U.S. and internationally to defend life, religious liberty, faith, and historic morality.
He added that international laws hold that human life in the womb is not to be trafficked or profited on because it’s precious and sacred.
A May 12 ADF news release said, “The City Court of Budapest has found eight people guilty of illegally harvesting embryonic stem cells and tissue from aborted babies and using them for profit in cosmetic procedures.”
The news release said that according to the brief filed in the case by ADF International, “the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that, in the context of European patent law, life begins from the moment of conception,” and that human embryos cannot be used for “industrial or commercial purposes.” … Continue Reading