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Posted on 07/18/2005 10:22:11 AM PDT by NYer
LARGO, FL, July 18, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Pontifical Academy for Life under the direction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued an "approved" study regarding vaccines derived from aborted fetal cell lines. The study was undertaken in response to a US group called Children of God for Life, which has for years fought for the creation of ethical vaccines which are not 'tainted' by abortion.
In the document published in Medicina e Morale by the Center for Bioethics of Catholic University in Rome and titled, Moral Reflections On Vaccines Prepared From Cells Derived From Aborted Human Foetuses, Vatican officials put the burden of guilt 100% on the pharmaceutical industry, comparing their moral complicity to that of the abortionists themselves.
The 8-page document, which has been anxiously awaited for several years by pro-life parents and physicians nationwide states that, doctors and families "have a duty to take recourse to alternatives, putting pressure on political authorities and health systems...They should use conscientious objection and oppose by all means " in writing, through various associations, mass media, etc, - the vaccines which do not yet have morally acceptable alternatives, creating pressure so that alternative vaccines are prepared, which are not connected with the abortion of a human foetus..."
The document, which can be viewed in full at http://www.cogforlife.org/vaticanresponse.htm also supports parents who refuse to use the vaccines, citing that those who have been forced to vaccinate experience "a moral coercion of the conscience ... an unjust alternative choice which must be eliminated as soon as possible."
Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life Executive Director, who has battled this issue for years and received the document and letter directly from Bishop Elio Sgreccia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
"We brought the matter to Canon lawyers at the St. Joseph Foundation prior to sending an appeal on to the Vatican," Vinnedge said. "There is a serious problem when parents are denied the right to abstain from these vaccines in accord with State law, simply because there was nothing from the Vatican directly addressing it."
Vinnedge says the Vatican document, which calls for "rigorous legal control of the pharmaceutical industry producers" should also spur action on their Fair Labeling and Informed Consent Act, introduced to members of Congress earlier this year. The legislation requires that pharmaceutical companies give full disclosure whenever aborted fetal or embryonic cell lines are used in their products.
Dr Steven White, President of the Catholic Medical Association agreed. "We must demand that the pharmaceutical industry provide accurate information on the origin of all vaccines so that we are able to make informed decisions in accord with our moral conscience - and we must mobilize to support development of ethical alternatives," he said.
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Is The Pontifical Academy for Life saying that parents have a moral duty not to have their children vaccinated with vaccines developed through techniques associated with abortion? Are parents who have their children vaccinated with such vaccines acting immorally?
|Disease||Vaccine Name||Manufacturer||Cell line (Fetal)|
|Chickenpox||Varivax||Merck & Company||WI-38 and MRC-5|
|Ebola - Under Development||Unknown||Crucell & N.I.H.||PER C6|
|Flu - Under Development||Unknown||Vaxin||PER C6|
|Flu - Under Development||Unknown||MedImmune||PER C6|
Merck & Company
|Hepatitis A-B Combo||Twinrix||Glaxo/SmithKline||MRC-5|
|HIV - Under Development||MRK-AD5||Merck & Company||PER C6|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella
|Merck & Company||RA273 and WI-38|
|Sepsis||Xigris||Eli Lilley||HEK 293|
most vaccines contain a toxic metal, mercury under the name of thimerosal, mercury is not allowed in school labs anywhere in the USA and we wonder why children get seizures, add, ADHD, asthma and other diseases after immunizations.
|Vaccine Name||Manufacturer||Cell line|
|Polio||IPOL||Aventis-Pasteur||Monkey kidney cells|
|Mumps||Mumpsvax||Merck & Company||Chick embryo|
|Rabies||RabAvert||Chiron Therapeutics||Chick embryo|
|Measles||Attenuvax||Merck & Company||Chick Embryo|
|Smallpox||Acambis 2000||Acambis-Baxter||Vero (Monkey)|
|Smallpox||MVA||Acambis-Nordis Bav.||Chick Embryo|
|Flu||FluBlok||Protein Sciences||Caterpillar cell line|
Vaccine Alternatives Available In The United Kingdom
NOT FDA APPROVED FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES
|Disease||Brand name||Company||Cell line|
|Rubella||Takahashi Strain||Kitasato Institute||Rabbit kidney|
|Hepatitis A||Aimmugen||Chemo-therapeutic Institute Japan (Kaketsuken)||Monkey kidney|
The Rubella vaccine, produced by Merck & Company was taken from an aborted baby during the 1964 rubella epidemic when some mothers were advised to have abortions, rather than risk their child being born with Congenital Rubella Syndrome. It was from the 27th baby aborted and immediately dissected that the active rubella virus was finally found. It was commonly referred to as RA27/3, where R=Rubella, A=Abortus, 27=27th fetus, 3=third tissue culture explant. The abortionist collaborated with the Wistar Institute to collect the aborted babies in order to isolate the virus. The vaccine virus was then cultivated in the lung tissue of another aborted female baby, approximately 3 months gestation. (WI-38) (Attenuation of RA27/3 Rubella Virus in WI-38 Human Diploid Cells, Plotkin, Stanley, et. al., American Journal of Disease of Childhood, 118:178-185, 1969.) This abortion was performed because "the parents felt they had too many children." (G. Sven, S. Plotkin and K. McCarthy, Gamma Globulin Prophylaxis; Inactivated Rubella Virus; Production and Biological Control of Live Attenuated Rubella Virus Vaccines, American Journal of Diseases of Children, vol. 118, August 1969).The new vaccine was developed in Philadelphia, Pa. and tested on orphans. (American Journal Diseases of Children, Vol. 110, Oct. 1965) Considering that there was already two licensed rubella vaccines on the market and considering that they could have done exactly what the Japanese did in order to isolate the rubella virus (they swabbed the throat of an infected child), it is obvious this vaccine was created in order to justify fetal tissue research. It is also important to note that Rubella is basically a harmless childhood disease that is only considered to have possible serious effects on the unborn child when a pregnant woman is exposed to the virus during her first trimester. Should this occur, 20-25% of these cases will develop some form of Congenital Rubella Syndrome, which may cause malformations of the heart, eyes or brain, deafness, or liver, spleen and bone marrow problems.
Other Sources: Christina Abel RN.
Merck & Company
Additional Facts - Hepatitis A
Havrix, the vaccine used to treat Hepatitis-A, uses a virus strain (HM175) propagated in MRC-5 human diploid (lung) cells which were taken from a male fetus aborted at 14 weeks gestation. These cells are lysed to form a suspension which is purified through ultrafiltration and gel permeation chromatography. The method is referenced to a standard using an Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (E.L.I.S.A.) and is expressed in terms of units (E.L.U.)
Havrix contains a sterile suspension of inactivated virus strains. The adult dosage consists of not less than 1440 E.L.U. viral antigen, 0.5mg of aluminum as aluminum hydroxide and 0.5% of 2-phenoxyethanol as a preservative. Other excipients are amino acid supplement (0.3%) in a phosphate buffered saline solution, polysorbate 20 (0.05mg/ml), MRC-5 cell proteins not greater than 5mgg and traces of formalin, not greater than 0.1mg.
The Centers for Disease Control noted that the best way to control Hep-A is to practice good hygiene, as the disease is spread through contact with fecal matter. Also, the product inserts for both Havrix and Vaqta show that the vaccine itself is not without problems. Neither vaccine has been evaluated for its carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or its potential to impair fertility. It is also not known whether the vaccine can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman.
Source: Glaxo SmithKline, Merck Package Inserts; CDC
Additional Facts - Chickenpox
VARIVAX was developed with the use of aborted fetuses. It uses both the human cell lines, named WI-38 (Wistar Institute) and MRC-5 (Medical Research Council). The vaccine contains residual components of their DNA and protein. The cell lines were derived from the lung tissue of an aborted female at 3 months gestation and an aborted male at 14 weeks gestation. The cells of these fetuses were then developed in a lab culture to produce several vaccines.
VARIVAX also contains MSG (monosodium glutamate) in 2 forms, according to Jack Samuels, an expert on MSG. According to the FDA, MSG is not advised for infants, children, or pregnant women or children of childbearing age, and people with affective (mental/emotional) disorders.
According to VARIVAX product literature, the vaccine contains gelatin and trace amounts of neomycin, and should not be given to people allergic to them; it should not be given to anyone with an immune disorder, or anyone receiving drugs which affect the immune system such as chemotherapy or steroids; it should not be given to people with untreated tuberculosis or certain other infections.
Dr. A. Lavin of the Department of Pediatrics, St. Lukes Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, strongly opposed licensing VARIVAX, Until we actually know...the risks involved in injecting mutated DNA [the vaccine] into the host genome [children].
Studies show that up to 3% of VARIVAX recipients contract chicken pox from the vaccine, and that some chicken pox cases may be contracted from recently vaccinated children. Vaccine recipients may therefore pose a health risk to pregnant mothers or family members with chronic health problems or compromised immune systems.
Some studies suggest that chicken pox in a vaccinated child may be milder than in an unvaccinated child. However, some experts believe that this may be due to the vaccine suppressing the illness, which could actually signal a more serious underlying chronic condition. For example, Atypical measles is a disease that occurs only in people previously vaccinated for measles, and it is far more serious than regular measles. It is not yet known if atypical chicken pox cases will appear as a result of the use of VARIVAX.
The FDA VAERS' (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) first year surveillance of VARIVAX included over 1,500 reports. 76 were serious adverse reactions that included 2 deaths. While a VAERS report does not prove a causal relationship between the vaccine and the death or disability that follows, the vaccine is highly suspect in all such reports.
The FDA has stated that fewer than 10% of serious adverse reactions and deaths following vaccines are reported; independent researchers cite lower rates. The federal government has paid families of vaccine killed and disabled children nearly $100 million in taxpayer dollars each year since 1986 through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVCIP).
Source: P.R.O.V.E. (Parents Requesting Open Vaccination Education)
ALSO READ THIS IMPORTANT ARTICLE BY DR. CHRIS KAHLENBORN ON MEDICAL PROBLEMS WITH THIS VACCINE!
At the very least we must push for the development of ethical alternatives.
What do you think? Would you want your child shot up with vaccines made from aborted fetuses?
I was not aware that these common vaccines used murdered babies.
I'm not a parent so I won't guess, but I can imagine a parent wanting their children vaccinated with commonly-available vaccines. Maybe not, though.
What's the law on having your child vaccinated against rubella?
You would be amazed at what goes into these vaccines! For example, the DPT shot is administered 4 times and spread out over several months. Before administering it, parents are given a letter explaining the possible side effects which include death. There are cases of children who died after their 3rd dose. This vaccination is mandatory as are a host of others.
Well maybe it is the fetus tissue and not the thermasil that has poisioned our children. I firmly believe it was the shots that affected my kiddo.
Thanks for the info.
Thank you for posting these statistics and detailed information.
I am shocked at this! I had no idea that aborted babies were used to make these vaccines.
I think I am going to go throw up.
"Vatican Condemns Vaccines Made with Tissue Obtained by Abortion"
I thought the headline read "Vatican Condoms Made With Tissue Obtained by Abortion." Yikes.
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