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Current emphasis on brain death has come from a select cabal of doctors, and is at least in part driven by the need to harvest organs for transplant.

2007-09-12

 organ trade death organ harvesting brain ethics
St Thérèse's relics date from her death in 1897 at the age of just 24, and consist of a thigh and a foot. She is apparently in three parts, some in Lisieux and some on perpetual tour of France. Who conducted this gruesome dismemberment is not clear, but her penning of a best-selling autobiography made her patron saint, among others, of aviators, florists, Aids victims and "little things in life"...

2009-09-17

 idolatry body-snatching organ harvesting religion Catholic Christianity relic corpse placebo tolerance irrational
Police in Peru have arrested four suspected members of a gang that allegedly killed people to steal their body tissue and fat. The authorities are searching for several more suspects. The group allegedly sold the body fat to be used in cosmetics in Europe.

2009-11-20

 fat human murder business cosmetics organ harvesting
Donald Boström, a Swedish photographer who worked in the West Bank in 1992, was tipped off by UN officials to follow the bloody trail of Israeli soldiers who had kidnapped young Palestinians and returned their dead bodies five days later “with a slit from the abdomen up to the chin.” The families in the West Bank and in Gaza felt that they knew exactly what had happened: “Our sons were used as involuntary organ donors; they disappeared for...

2009

 Israel organ harvesting Palestine autopsy