Preizer and Moderna
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.
Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca
The other two covid vaccines that are expected to hit the market soon are Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. Unlike the Pfeizer and Moderna vaccines these two will contain aborted fetal DNA in the end product as the virus is grown on aborted fetal cells. The AstraZeneca vaccine uses the HEK293 cell line discussed above, while Johnson & Johnson uses the PER C6 cell line.
PER C6 came from the retinal tissue of a healthy 18 week-old aborted baby in 1985.
Check out AstraZeneca’s preclinical trials here.
Check out Johnson & Johnson’s preclinical trials here and here.
The short answer is none of these vaccines were morally developed and it is almost 100% certain that as long as the Pfeizer and Moderna vaccines are produced aborted fetal cell lines are going to continue to be used for the quality control testing of these vaccines. As for the Johnson & Johnson and the AstraZeneca vaccines they absolutely will require the use of aborted fetal cell lines the entire time they are being produced.
Let me know in the comment section if you will or will not be getting the covid vaccine and why.
*If you would like to know more about which other vaccines contain aborted fetal DNA in the end product go here.
Are there vaccines that do NOT use aborted fetal cells? I never knew this was the case. Why are they used? What is the alternative?
P.S. I a not a non-vaxer, but I am not getting the Covid vaccine.
Some vaccines have alternatives available, others do not such as the MMR, chickenpox and hepatitis A vaccines. The list of those with and without moral options can be found here: http://drscalar.com/2018/09/02/prolife-provaccine/
Aborted fetal cells are used because the thought is they will have less viral contamination, so there is a decreased chance of having something like SV40 in polio vaccines happen again.