Fetal-Parts Trade: Caught in the Act
By Brian McGuire . National Catholic Register . March 19, 2000
WASHINGTON — Missy Smith can face her friends again, after congressional hearings and a recent ABC “20/20” exposé.
The Washington, D.C., mother was so upset by November news reports of the fetal parts that she founded WAKE-UP — short for Women Against the Killing and Exploitation of Unprotected Persons — to sound the alarm. But friends would walk away from her when she raised the issue, thinking she was “weird,” she said.
“I could hear the skepticism in their voices when I would tell them about it,” she recalled.
Now, congressional evidence and the undercover “20/20” report confirm that baby body parts are being sold for profit. Said Smith: “It’s going to be like Niagara Falls when the code of silence on abortion is broken.” The U.S. House of Representatives began to hear testimony March 10 on a trade that insiders are calling an illegal $70-million-a-year business.
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