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Merck Stops Producing Vaccines Not Based on Abortion
LifeNews.com ^ | December 31, 2008 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 12/31/2008 1:35:57 PM PST by julieee

Washington, DC -- A leading pro-life group that educates about the vaccines that are based on the cells from babies killed in abortions is worried about a new decision from the pharmaceutical giant Merck. The company has decided to stop producing some vaccines that are not made based on fetal cells from abortions.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; fetalcells; merck; merek; pharmaceuticals; producing; vaccines

1 posted on 12/31/2008 1:35:58 PM PST by julieee
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To: julieee

Gotta get in step with the Zero.


2 posted on 12/31/2008 1:37:56 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: julieee

I had no idea they produced some that were. I hope Freepers holding Merck stock take notice.


3 posted on 12/31/2008 1:39:50 PM PST by kc8ukw
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To: julieee

Say, you should post comments some time too.


4 posted on 12/31/2008 1:40:50 PM PST by kc8ukw
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To: julieee

Hell is too good for whoever made that decision.


5 posted on 12/31/2008 1:41:34 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: George from New England

Really. If Zero finds out the number of baby killings isn’t rising he’ll be pissed.


6 posted on 12/31/2008 1:42:14 PM PST by samtheman
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To: kc8ukw

oh my God! I had no idea they did this, and I have been an active pro lifer for many years. My children GOT MMR vaccines (over 15 years ago, not sure if they did it then) but WOW. Maybe that is the link to all the autistic kids! Prayers to end abortion..........NOW!


7 posted on 12/31/2008 1:44:24 PM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: wombtotomb

I have a chart of vaccines which lists which ones are the result of abortions. I’ll try to find the source.


8 posted on 12/31/2008 1:48:50 PM PST by blackd77
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To: julieee

Cannibalism!


9 posted on 12/31/2008 1:50:26 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: wombtotomb

It’s abortion that motivates many families to avoid vaccinations altogether.

Can you trust a drug company that peddles death, even part-time?

I am willing to bet that the “so called” pro-life version was just labeled that way.

Now the Merck announcement that is meant only to publicize their alignment with the Culture of Death.


10 posted on 12/31/2008 1:50:37 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: blackd77

Please post that list!


11 posted on 12/31/2008 1:51:25 PM PST by x_plus_one (Muhammed and Allah = 2 memes destined for the ashheap of history.....)
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To: George from New England

We didn’t vaccinate our daughters because I have a nephew who had his development severely zapped after getting the vaccination. The pushy-ness of doctors and nurses for us to comply to their Malthusian agenda to end all disease is very creepy. The say, “All these diseases are making a comeback don’t you know.” Yeah right, that’s because people stopped vaccinating? NO! It’s because of massive immigration, and guess what? You’re abortion slurry has been powerless to stop it.

They’re just experimenting on our kids to build their utopia. If a few of them get asperger here and there it’s worth it; collateral damage in the Humanist war against Humanity.


12 posted on 12/31/2008 2:02:40 PM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: julieee

I sent this article to my nurse-supervisor. I will NOT be administering this product, any other like product. Fortunately, in my dept, it doesn’t come up much. My nurse-supervisor is very pro-life, as are many of the physicians. I work in OB, where we spend time trying to save babies. To inject someone with the remains of a murdered baby is wrong on SO many levels.

IMO, if it were a product that were based on something that was forbidden in the Muslim religion, it would no longer be produced. PC, you know. (Sorry for the unrelated rant. I think that you understand.)


13 posted on 12/31/2008 2:11:58 PM PST by Enough_Deceit (Proud Mama of a US Marine and a US Soldier Bitterly Hanging On to Her Guns and Religion. Ooorahh!)
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To: julieee

I would like to see a list of Merck products so I can avoid them like the plague (which has no doubt killed fewer babies than Roe v. Wade).


14 posted on 12/31/2008 2:23:03 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: kc8ukw
I think these cells were taken from infected fetuses that had been voluntarily aborted and the cells have been propagated in a lab since to provide a basis for the vaccines. One I know for instance came from a fetus aborted in 1961 and cells from that fetus are still being propagated for a vaccine. They don't kill a baby for every shot or anything like that.

I'm not as appalled as some others by this because these abortions were going to take place anyway and at least this way these lives mean something. Something good came from these lives. I wouldn't feel terrible about my kids having these vaccines, and for all I know they've already had them.

15 posted on 12/31/2008 2:25:26 PM PST by SmallGovRepub
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To: SmallGovRepub

Um the ends do NOT justify the means, no matter how great the ends, or how small the means.

It sounds like a case of the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few to me, and that is what is wrong with the morality of this country today. Vaccinate my kid but at the expense of anothers. Nope. Can’t accept it.


16 posted on 12/31/2008 2:30:29 PM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: wombtotomb

From: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/combo-vaccines/mmr/faqs-nipinfo-mmr.htm

Q: Does MMR vaccine contain fetal or embryonic tissue? If so, what kind?
A:The rubella vaccine virus is cultured in human cell-line cultures, and some of these cell lines originated from aborted fetal tissue, obtained from legal abortions in the 1960’s. No new fetal tissue is needed to produce cell lines to make these vaccines, now or in the future. Fetal tissue is not used to produce vaccines; cell lines generated from a single fetal tissue source are used; vaccine manufacturers obtain human cell lines from FDA-certified cell banks. After processing, very little, if any, of that tissue remains in the vaccine. Human Cell Cultures webpage (exit) and Summary of Vaccine Contents (2/27/03)


I was unaware of this as well.


17 posted on 12/31/2008 2:36:56 PM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: julieee

The article states that Merck is choosing to focus solely on the vaccine that generates 98% of their revenue. In a time when cost cutting measures are necessary, is this really a surprise? No doubt this has everything to do with reducing complexity (aka cost) and nothing to do with the origin of its cell lines.


18 posted on 12/31/2008 2:40:53 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: wombtotomb
How is it at the expense of anothers when these mothers were going to abort these babies anyway? That's like saying it's wrong to accept an organ for your child donated by the parent of a deceased child, as if giving your child this organ was somehow at the expense of this deceased child. It would be one thing if the fetus was killed to get the vaccine, but that's not what happened. What you have is a fetus that was aborted and instead of just going in the trash can or whatever they do with aborted fetuses some cells were taken from the fetus that were used to make vaccines that have kept millions of people from getting sick. It was wrong for the mothers to abort the babies, but at least something good is coming out of it. Shoot, most of us live into our seventies and never help anywhere close to as many people as these babies who never got to know life. The abortions were wrong, but I personally don't think it's wrong to use some cells from these aborted fetuses to help millions of people on the country, many of which weren't even born when these cells were first taken.

Until today I had no idea this was even going on. I read that one of these vaccines common today was derived from cells taken from a baby aborted in 1961, before I was even born. I've probably had that vaccine. Most of us have probably had a vaccine like this. It's creepy that these vaccines were derived from cells from aborted fetuses. It's wrong that these women aborted their children, but I personally do not see it as being immoral to take cells from a fetus that was dead anyway to make a vaccine to help millions of people. You are free to have a differing opinion.

19 posted on 12/31/2008 2:51:25 PM PST by SmallGovRepub
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To: julieee

Educate before you vaccinate!

Aborted fetal tissue is but one problem with many (all?) vaccines.

I’m still waiting (years) for our pediatrician to produce a single long term study - double blind or not - comparing autism, cancer rates (etc) between vaccinated and unvaccinated children. There simply aren’t any. Not one.


20 posted on 12/31/2008 3:02:50 PM PST by SecAmndmt (Arm yourselves!)
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To: SmallGovRepub

“Something good came from these lives. “

Autism, cancer, learning disabilities, Asperger’s, Guillian-Barre, seizures...


21 posted on 12/31/2008 3:05:45 PM PST by SecAmndmt (Arm yourselves!)
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To: Enough_Deceit

I will NOT be administering this product, any other like product.

DEAR ENOUGH_DECEIT,

God bless you,


22 posted on 12/31/2008 3:19:07 PM PST by thedilg
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To: SmallGovRepub

Meow.


23 posted on 12/31/2008 3:26:34 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Meow.)
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To: kc8ukw

Guess who “sells” them the most “fetal cells” - answer besides your local abortionist, Planned Parenthood!


24 posted on 12/31/2008 3:50:31 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: julieee

My oldest child was vaccinated with the two moral monovalent vaccines for Measles and Mumps. My youngest is just getting to the age where she’ll need them so now I have to see if we can get a hold of them and store them until we need them.


25 posted on 12/31/2008 6:25:50 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: SecAmndmt

Actually, I think there are only two vaccines that are required that don’t have a moral non-fetal-line option — Rubella and Chicken Pox.


26 posted on 12/31/2008 6:27:01 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: Enough_Deceit
IMO, if it were a product that were based on something that was forbidden in the Muslim religion, it would no longer be produced. PC, you know.

Many Muslims are actually pro-life. That might be an interesting approach to take on this, to get Muslims to claim that the vaccines are against their religion and turn Muslims against the MMR and other fetal line vaccines.

27 posted on 12/31/2008 6:28:24 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: SmallGovRepub

In human nature, it is IMPOSSIBLE to stop at one dead aborted fetus. No matter how you try to justify it, abortion of any kind, getting cells from one aborted fetus, will always lead to the world we have today. Abortion mills making millions off of fetal tissue, wanting new embryonic stem cell lines to decimate to “help” other illnesses, even though cord blood and adult stem cells work better. I have serious doubts as to how much truth in this issue there is, as the very people who are telling us what they are doing, are the ones who are using aborted children to inject into living children. I think I would choose to believe that they are telling us ONLY as much as they need to, but not the entire truth about what they are doing.

As always, the slippery slope when aborted fetal material was used for ANYTHING, it will ALWAYS deteriorate to the situation we are now facing. The end will never justify the means, and when one adopts an attitude that the baby was going to be aborted anyway, it will always lead to more abortion, the more “uses” that are found for the tissue will lead to even more. No, I am afraid I cannot agree with your stance. I would have surely like to know whether or not that baby would have preferred life over being made into a vaccine, and I think every child should have the right to answer for themselves.


28 posted on 12/31/2008 7:25:52 PM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: julieee

Address to write to:

Merck & Co., Inc.
One Merck Drive
P.O. Box 100
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100 USA


29 posted on 12/31/2008 7:52:50 PM PST by kitkat
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To: SmallGovRepub

Abortions were legal in 1961?
I thought they were only made legal in 1973.


30 posted on 12/31/2008 7:57:16 PM PST by Chewbacca (Buy gold and silver coins to profit from the comming dollar melt down!)
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To: Chewbacca

I don’t know.


31 posted on 12/31/2008 9:16:08 PM PST by SmallGovRepub
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To: kc8ukw
I had no idea they produced some that were. I hope Freepers holding Merck stock take notice.

This is why abortion is a multiple billion dollar a year business and why there are no longer pictures of babies in dumpsters behind abortion mills any more.

32 posted on 12/31/2008 9:22:21 PM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: wombtotomb

“In human nature, it is IMPOSSIBLE to stop at one dead aborted fetus.”

Kinda like potato chips?


33 posted on 12/31/2008 9:24:09 PM PST by SmallGovRepub
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To: SmallGovRepub

In a twisted way, I guess......


34 posted on 12/31/2008 9:35:06 PM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: Question_Assumptions

“Actually, I think there are only two vaccines that are required”

No vaccines are “required”.

Almost every state has legal opt-out. Either medical, religious or philosophical or a combination.


35 posted on 12/31/2008 10:52:29 PM PST by SecAmndmt (Arm yourselves!)
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To: SecAmndmt

Correct. But given that vaccines in general don’t violate Christianityas far as I can tell and my state allows only religious objections, the only exemptions I can legitimately claim for my children, without lying (which also tends to run counter to Christianity), are the fetal cell line vaccines.


36 posted on 01/01/2009 9:06:21 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: x_plus_one

The source can be found at:

www.cogforlife.org.

Follow the “Vaccine Sources” link on the left frame. Here is the link to the printable file:

http://www.cogforlife.org/fetalvaccines2.pdf


37 posted on 01/01/2009 4:22:56 PM PST by blackd77
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