Scientist, Dr Theresa Deisher, has been called “the Sarah Palin of stem cells”*- bold, committed and unwavering in her fight to protect human life, she recently made world news as co-plaintiff in the lawsuit to stop federal funding of embryonic stem cell research by the Obama Administration. Dr Deisher was first to discover adult pluripotent stem cells isolated from the heart, which she patented 1n 1998. When the industry tried to pressure her into immoral research, she remained true to her Catholic faith and founded her own organization.
(Seattle) For years, pro-life donors have faced an increasingly common dilemma: a desire to support worthy biomedical research to find cures for diseases like cancer and heart disease without violating their moral or pro-life convictions.
“Unfortunately, most people would be shocked if they knew the extent to which fresh aborted fetal tissue and aborted fetal cell lines are used in biomedical research,” says Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, an industry watchdog group. “In fact, it is so widespread there are actually few, if any, institutions that pro-life people can donate to in good conscience.”
"Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, (SCPI) is the only non-profit biomedical institute I can think of that does not use embryonic cell lines, fetal tissue, or any other illicit materials in their research,” noted Fr. Tad Pacholczyk of the National Catholic Bioethics Center.
Founded by world renowned adult stem cell scientist Dr. Theresa Deisher, the organization’s mission is “dedicated to providing scientific research, education and resources to encourage safe, moral, pro-life medicines and therapeutics”. The organization is also investigating the health consequences of aborted human DNA and cellular contaminants in medicines.
And that includes the “hot button” issue of childhood vaccines. According to their website, www.soundchoice.org, 90% of children vaccinated in the last 10 years were most likely injected with aborted fetal DNA components. More ominously, these fetal DNA contaminants could lead to serious health consequences and may be contributing to the rise in childhood leukemia, autism and other autoimmune disorders.
“SCPI has done the research to show it”, stated Dr Deisher. “We measured the level of fetal DNA in vaccines and are now researching the consequences. Even the FDA has acknowledged the dangers of having fetal DNA contaminants present in our vaccines. Just how dangerous remains to be seen, but it’s unconscionable not to do the research and find out.”
“The equipment and research material needed is very costly,” says Vinnedge. “But not nearly as costly as it would be to society and to families affected by autism if they can’t continue their research due to lack of funds”.
Judie Brown, President of American Life League, a group that exposes the morally objectionable research done by some of the nation’s largest medical research charities, agrees. “We frequently get inquiries from pro-life donors about this or that medical research organization, including some of the largest and most popular charities in the country. Donors become disillusioned as they learn that aborted fetal or embryonic cell lines are used by their favorite charity for medical research. But not anymore thanks to SCPI.”
Brown sums it up this way: “If you support Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, you will be supporting a charity worthy of your donations. They are doing fantastic work.”
Recently SCPI introduced a new line of merchandise touting their "Prolife Produced" insignia, a certification strategy that is being marketed to companies whose products are not developed, discovered or contaminated with aborted fetal or embryonic materials. Consumers will have peace of mind when they see that seal of approval on cosmetics and medicines they are purchasing.
“When people see that insignia on our shirts, hats, sweatshirts and baby tees they immediately smile,” noted Deisher. “It’s simple, non-offensive and to the point. After all, we are all pro-life produced!”
All proceeds from sales of the merchandise will go toward funding their moral research programs. For more information on how you can help or to order their new prolife merchandise, visit their website at www.soundchoice.org Or click here to order their Prolife Produced ™ merchandise, including the talk by Dr Theresa Deisher, The Use of Aborted Fetal Cell Lines in Vaccines – Is There A Link To Autism?