I wanted to know why any “mainstream” religion would be against vaccines. Before the birth of my daughter, I researched heavily why someone would have a religious exemption and found out why. Aborted babies were used in some of the vaccines. The abortions were elective by the mothers and not because their life was at stake. No Christian should inject themselves or their children with aborted babies, nor should they financially support a company that does so. The issue of morality could be very different if there was an accident, child died naturally in utero or the abortion was to save the mother say for an ectopic pregnancy. Even an ectopic pregnancy is morally wrong as you must decide, what is the purpose of the surgery? A child growing in utero could possibly live. Are you authorizing the surgery to kill or to try to save both the mother and baby?
If you ask a vaccine manufacturer if they use aborted baby “cells” in the vaccine, they’ll deny because of a technicality of definition. You see, they’ll call it DNA and(or) protein because the “cell” is no longer intact by the time it is packaged in the vaccine. You see a “Cell” must have a nucleus surrounded by cytoplasm enclosed in a cell or plasma membrane. If you were to take cells and blend them up then by definition, you have protein and DNA and not a cell. They may also call it, “cell lines derived from aborted fetal cells.” They may also deny that they’re aborted fetal cells because the original cells that were aborted no longer exist. Most of the cells in your body from birth no longer exist either because your body will replicate cells as time goes by. Regardless of how they change the terms, they used cell lines deriving from aborted babies in the manufacturing of some of their vaccines and enough of the “baby” remains in the vaccine that they must list it in their package insert. Additionally, the CDC calls them “cells” in their ingredients list.
At least 3 vaccines contain protein/DNA from aborted babies at least three months old in utero. Although the FDA approved ethical alternatives, those other options are no longer manufactured or available in the US.
Three of the vaccines in the CDC “suggested” schedule for children contain MRC-5 or WI-38 which are cell lines derived from aborted fetal cells. Here are several lines of aborted baby cells and their descriptions come directly from companies that retail these cell lines.
(Remarks section) “The MRC-5 cell line was developed in September 1966 from lung tissue taken from a 14 week fetus aborted for psychiatric reason from a 27 year old physically healthy woman. The cell morphology is fibroblast-like. The karyotype is 46,XY; normal diploid male.”
(Remarks section) “The WI-38 cell line was developed in July 1962 from lung tissue taken from a therapeutically aborted fetus of about 3 months gestational age. Cells released by trypsin digestion of the lung tissue were used for the primary culture. The cell morphology is fibroblast-like. The karyotype is 46,XX; normal diploid female.”
“The PER.C6 cell line is derived from human embryonic retinal cells, originally from the retinal tissue of an 18 week old fetus aborted in 1985 and further developed and prepared as cell line by transfection with defined E1 region of the adenovirus type 5 followed by selection for transfectants with an immortal phenotype. At the beginning, this cell line was mainly applied for the production of human adenovirus vectors for use in vaccine development and gene therapy, and further optimization makes PER.C6 become a superexcellent host cell line for large-scale industrial production of therapeutic proteins, especially the human IgG.”
Human Embryonic Kidney 293 (HEK293):
“The HEK293 cell line was originally generated by the transformation of normal human embryonic kidney (HEK) cells following exposure to sheared fragments of human adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) DNA.”
“The 293T cell line was created in the laboratory of Michele Calos by transfection of a sub-line of adenovirus-immortalized human embryonic kidney cells with a gene encoding the SV40T-antigen and a neomycin resistance gene.”
Vaccines that either contain cell lines derived from aborted fetal cells or were involved in the manufacturing and testing:
Regeneron (Not a vaccine but widely used to treat SARS-CoV-2):
“As previous studies indicate pseudoparticles containing the SARS-CoV-2 spike are precleaved by furin-like proteases at the polybasic S1-S2 cleavage site during biogenesis in HEK293T cells…”
“In a statement to NBC News, Regeneron spokesperson Alexandra Bowie said that the company used cells from a cell line called HEK293T. These cells date back to the 1970s and were originally taken from kidney cells in donated fetal tissue. Since then, the cells have become commonplace in research labs, thanks in part to the fact that they can replicate indefinitely, ensuring they never run out. Because of this, the cells are considered “immortalized.”… Indeed, Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody drug works by binding to the virus’s spike protein. Early in the drug development process, scientists used HEK293T trained to produce the protein to test whether the drug would, in fact, bind to it, Bowie said.”
“Currently, there are limited research efforts employing human-induced pluripotent stem cell lines derived from adult human cells and human embryonic stem cells that are approved for research use by the National Institutes of Health and created solely through in vitro fertilization. Research using such stem cells allows Regeneron to model complex diseases, test new drug candidates and can help unlock new
scientific insights that ultimately could lead to the discovery of new treatments for people with serious diseases. All of Regeneron’s research conducted on stem cells adheres to federal and state laws and regulations. Regeneron demands from its collaborators and vendors that all human stem cell lines used in its research are from properly consented individuals.
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine:
(Description Section) “The Ad26 vector expressing the SARS-CoV-2 S protein is grown in PER.C6 TetR cells, in media containing amino acids and no animal-derived proteins. After propagation, the vaccine is processed through several purification steps, formulated with inactive ingredients and filled into vials…Each dose may also contain residual amounts of host cell proteins (≤0.15 mcg) and/or host cell DNA (≤3 ng).”
AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19:
“The virus was rescued and propagated in T-Rex HEK293 cells (Invitrogen) in which antigen expression during virus propagation is repressed.”
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Comirnaty, BNT162b2:
“The initial demonstration of in vitro expression in HEK293 cells confirmed that transfection and subsequent protein expression could take place, including in cells incubated with the nanoparticle presentation of the vaccine.”
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine:
“To produce SARS-CoV-2 pseudoviruses, an expression plasmid bearing codon-optimized SARS-CoV-2 full-length S plasmid (parental sequence Wuhan-1, Genbank #:MN908947.3) was co-transfected into HEK293T/17 cells (ATCC#CRL-11268) cells with packaging plasmid pCMVDR8.2,”
“Three Covid-19 vaccine candidates that have received federal funding through the White House’s Operation Warp Speed have also used cells from fetal tissue in their research. AstraZeneca and Moderna both used the HEK293T cell line in early studies on their vaccines. Johnson & Johnson used a different cell line called PER.C6, also derived from fetal cells, to test its vaccine’s effectiveness against Covid-19.”
MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella):
(Description Section from Package Insert) “…strain of live attenuated rubella virus propagated in WI-38 human diploid lung Fibroblasts…”
Varivax (Chicken Pox):
(Description Section from Package Insert) “…introduced into human embryonic lung cell cultures, adapted to and propagated in embryonic guinea pig cell cultures and finally propagated in human diploid cell cultures (WI-38). Further passage of the virus for varicella vaccine was performed at Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) in human diploid cell cultures (MRC-5) … Each 0.5 mL dose contains the following:… residual components of MRC-5 cells including DNA and protein…”
VAQTA (Hepatitis A):
(Description Section from Package Insert) “..hepatitis A virus grown in cell culture in human MRC-5 diploid fibroblasts.”
Additional Vaccines Manufactured Using Aborted Baby Cells:
The following resource identifies the extra “ingredients” in your vaccines.
Adenovirus – WI-38
DTaP-IPV – MRC-5
Rabies – MRC-5