The onset of COVID19 quickly motivated researchers to begin developing vaccines to protect against this sometimes-deadly virus.
Several vaccines for a variety of today’s diseases and conditions have a dark history unknown by many who depend upon them. They were developed using cell lines made from electively aborted babies.
Sadly, that reality continues with some coronavirus vaccines being developed. The good news, however, is there are many more vaccines under development that do not use cells of aborted babies than those that do.
Respected researchers James L. Sherley, MD, PhD and David A. Prentice, PhD have analyzed the vaccines in question and provided us with a list of ethical and unethical COVID19 vaccines.
Here is a snapshot of the current status of COVID19 vaccines:
√ 115 identified vaccines are in development
√ At least 78 of them are actively under way
√ Many are only at the laboratory investigation stage
√ They represent numerous biological strategies being investigated
√ 16 are in registered clinical trials or in an early pre-clinical trial stage
This and much more information is available in a research paper authored by Drs. Sherley and Prentice.
A vaccine exposes our immune systems to a protein or other parts of a virus, essentially previewing a danger for our immune cells so that they are educated and prepared to fight off the actual virus, for example with pre-made antibodies, should we become infected. Some vaccines are made by using a genetically modified version of the virus which is safe because it cannot reproduce itself. But since viruses only reproduce within cells and they have to reproduce huge amounts of the modified virus to make large doses of vaccine, they must grow the virus in a laboratory-cultured cell line to facilitate mass replication.
Unfortunately, some commonly used cell lines used for vaccines are taken from electively aborted babies. Even if the cell lines have been propagated for years, there is a direct line between the cells taken from the aborted baby and the vaccine developed or used today.
Of the 16 COVID19 vaccines referenced above, five companies such as Janssen Research and Development have used an abortion-derived cell line.
Not only do these ethically tainted vaccines create a problem for potential recipients who oppose abortion, they inflict ethical demands on those involved with the vaccine, such as policymakers, healthcare officials, scientists or vaccine creators and funders, regardless of where they stand on abortion.
This is especially true because alternative COVID19 vaccines can be made with noncontroversial cell types like human iPS cells, insect, hamster or monkey cells. And some vaccines can be made without using any cells at all.
The good news is that 10 companies like Protein Sciences – Sanofi do not use cell lines from aborted babies in their COVID19 vaccines.
If and when the opportunity presents itself to choose a vaccine to protect you and your family from COVID19, be an informed consumer that helps end the exploitation of unborn babies.