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Our Frankenstein Bio-Tech World By Brian Simpson
Mrs Vera West has covered over a number of months the use of aborted foetuses, primarily in the US, as something of a cash crop for the bio-tech industry.
But, that is just the tip of a bloody iceberg, as this story shows:
“The Phoenix, Arizona-based Biological Resource Center (BRC) is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly operating as an illicit, black market human body parts dealer, all while claiming to be a “biological life sciences” company. Plaintiffs in a new lawsuit say that BRC has been falsely advertising itself as a company that supposedly collects the remains of people’s dead relatives and salvages them for medical purposes, cremating whatever is leftover and returning the ashes to the families. But in reality, BRC was actually harvesting body parts from corpses and selling them, among other crimes. While investigating the matter, FBI agents reportedly found “buckets of heads, arms and legs,” as well as “male genitalia” and a torso “with the head removed and replaced with a similar head sewn together in a Frankenstein manner” at the BRC facility, according to a recent testimony given by FBI Assistant Special Agent Mark Cwynar. In addition to these body parts and “Frankenstein” corpses, law enforcement agents also connected the operation to the black market, as a 2013 court filing shows a pricing schedule for these and other body parts. At the time, the going rate for a human head, for instance, was $500. Arms went for around $750 each, while a whole body could fetch upwards of $5,000. A whole, intact spine would also sell for nearly $1,000, while legs were $1,100 each; feet were $450 each; knees were $375 each; and a solid pelvis was $400. While the FBI first raided the BRC facility back in 2014, the details about what took place there are only just now starting to go public, thanks to the eight families that filed suit against BRC owner Stephen Gore.”
I did a Google search to see if anything like this has gone down in little old Oz, but did not come up with the equivalent, so it may, or may not be a “made in America” phenomenon.