To judge if something is moral we have to be properly informed. There are many articles circulating claiming that Pfeizer and Moderna (the two manufactures of the currently available covid-19 vaccines) did not use aborted fetal cells in the research and development of their vaccines. As much as I wish this were true it is not. To debunk this claim all we have to do is look at the preclinical trials for both Pfeizer and Moderna.
Check out Pfeizer’s preclinical trials here.
Check out Moderna’s preclinical trials here.
The aborted fetal cell line that was used for the preclinical trials for both Pfeizer and Moderna’s covid-19 vaccines was the HEK293 cell line. HEK stands for human embryonic kidney and 293 stands for the 293rd specimen. It is important to note that this does not mean 293 abortions occurred to get this cell line, but many more than 1 abortion had to occur for there to be 293 specimens. This cell line was presumed to be obtained in 1972, the precise date is no longer known. It is believed that there was nothing wrong with the fetus, but again this information has been lost.
The in vitro lab tests that were done using HEK 293 are most likely not a one time thing either and the companies never claimed they would be done only one time. As production continues and especially as production is scaled up quality control testing is a necessity not a choice. It is standard practice to use the same tests that were done during research and development for quality control. This is how it is ensured that the same product is being made.
The short answer is no these two vaccines were not morally developed and it is almost 100% certain that as long as these vaccines are produced aborted fetal cells are going to continue to be used for the quality control testing of these vaccines.
Let me know in the comment section if you will or will not be getting the covid vaccine and why.
*It is important to note that unlike other vaccines that use aborted fetal cells these two covid vaccines do not contain aborted fetal DNA in the end product. If you would like to know more about which vaccines contain aborted fetal DNA in the end product go here.