Everyone has heard, been nominated for, or done the ALS ice-bucket challenge by now. Many Catholics have also been made aware and helped raise awareness of ethical research groups that do not use embryonic stem cells. Catholics feel very strongly about NOT supporting research involving embryonic stem cells. Some people go further and feel as Fr. Faulkner does in refusing the ice-bucket challenge.
It’s been awhile since I wrote my viral post, “Things you don’t say to couples with few or no kids,” so maybe it’s time for another post that will either hit home or hit controversy…
This post isn’t about the ice-bucket challenge.
I have another question!
Why aren’t more Catholics raising awareness and questioning the use of human fetal cell lines in vaccines?!!
Regardless of your stance on vaccines for other reasons, whether for or against, nothing should justify the destruction or support of the destruction of innocent human lives. Right?
Sadly, even many Catholic diocese schools and doctors’ offices promote and require vaccines that use embryos. This must be changed!
Let me be clear: Vaccines do not contain aborted humans. BUT, specific vaccines are made using fetal cell lines developed from aborted babies. We are supporting the culture of death when we use these vaccines. To learn about which vaccines you should avoid, this article from Right to Life of Michigan is very helpful.
I’ve heard the arguments that “we’re not actually supporting the use of embryos since we are far removed from that part of the process” and “that it’s just a line of cells developed decades ago from an aborted baby way back then.”
Nope! I don’t think that justifies it.
Please, spread the word about the use of human lives in the making of vaccines and complain to your doctor, to your pharmacy, and to the pharmaceutical companies. We, the consumers, can make a difference!
Best of all, this plea does not come just from me. The Vatican has issued an official statement regarding vaccines that use aborted fetal cell lines:
“Therefore, doctors and fathers of families have a duty to take recourse to alternative vaccines (if they exist), putting pressure on the political authorities and health systems so that other vaccines without moral problems become available. They should take recourse, if necessary, to the use of conscientious objection with regard to the use of vaccines produced by means of cell lines of aborted human foetal origin. Equally, they should oppose by all means (in writing, through the 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, and requesting rigorous legal control of the pharmaceutical industry producers.”
Another statement comes from the document Regarding the Instruction: Dignitas Personae:
“…everyone has the duty to make known their disagreement and to ask that their healthcare system make other types of vaccines available.”