Valerie Richardson of the Washington Times reported yesterday that Neocutis Inc., a San Francisco based cosmetics company, has been using skin cell proteins from an aborted baby boy in its products. Pro-life activists from Children of God for Life and American Life League-to name a few-are outraged.
Richardson writes that the “ingredient” was “developed” in Switzerland at the University of Lausanne. A 14-week-old baby boy was aborted on-demand and then donated to the university. According to Neocutis Inc., the child was aborted because he was not expected to survive to full term. The piece of the baby’s skin donated to Neocutis for research was described as the size of a postage stamp.