Unethical foetal surgery


In 1995 it was reported that some of the latest research in foetal surgery includes:

1. injecting healthy stem cells (of liver or bone marrow) purified from aborted foetuses into foetuses with hereditary deficiency diseases, such as thalassaemia;

2. transplanting parts or whole organs from one foetus into another;

3. creating chimeras, not only by foetal to foetal transplants (1 and 2 above) but also by cross-species transplantation, human-sheep, human-monkey and human-mouse (to date only tested by making animal chimeras containing human cells); and

4. growing limbs and other parts of aborted foetuses for open-womb plastic surgery of deficient foetuses

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender Equality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
17.10.2021 – 08:03 CEST