This article takes less than five minutes to read – a great one to share with others. Obviously those involved with research on these victims subjects were, themselves, guilty of horrible atrocities. But what we don’t think much about is the desensitization of the conscience of the larger scientific community which seamlessly incorporated the results of such immoral research.
We must wonder if the larger scientific community in our day – even if not directly involved in the use and destruction of human embryos – will offer any resistance or moral objections to the research presented to them once federal funding is again restored to fetal tissue and embryonic stem cell research. What will be the repercussions of such desensitization? From the article about science under Nazism:
Yet once you dig a little deeper, what is so disturbing is how prosaic the reality was, how similar in form, if not content, their work was to the research of today. As I discovered when researching a history of the Nazis at war, much of what scientists did under the Third Reich was regarded as “normal science”, subject to standard protocols of peer review in conferences and journals.