Aborted babies used in research
SCIENTISTS in Sydney, Australia, have revealed that they are already using aborted foetuses in research.
The revelation was made following Professor Alan Trounson's disclosure that government legislation to regulate destructive embryonic stem cell research will lead to the use of tissue from aborted babies, causing controversy in the country's media.
However, another academic, Professor Bernie Tuch, director of the Pancreas Transplant Unit at the Prince of Wales hospital, has now revealed that his team began to use human foetuses in the culture of embryonic stem cells several months ago. It was also reported that Australian researchers have been using human foetal tissue for decades.
Police allow suicide bags
A SPOKESMAN for New Zealand's national police has said that Dr Philip Nitschke, the Australian pro-euthanasia campaigner, will probably be allowed to distribute suicide bags in the country.
Dr Nitschke plans to bring the bags, which have an elasticised opening to facilitate suicide, to New Zealand later this year. A spokesman at the Police National Headquarters said that handing out the bags would probably not constitute the offence of aiding and abetting suicide, but what the police would have to investigate if an official complaint was made.