New Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine Created With Fetal Cells From Babies Killed in Abortion

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New Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine Created With Fetal Cells From Babies Killed in Abortion

The Archdiocese of New Orleans warned Catholics that a newly-approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 was developed with the “extensive use of abortion-derived cell lines.” In a statement Friday, the Louisiana archdiocese said the vaccine is “morally compromised” because of its connection to aborted babies. It encouraged Catholics to seek alternatives when possible.

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines

Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of viral vaccine candidates is the potential use of abortion-derived cell lines in the development, production or testing of a vaccine.

An Ethics Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Chart This is Issue 46 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 46: An Ethics Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Programs This page outlines the ethical considerations involved solely in vaccine production, based on information present at the time of publication.

Which Coronavirus Vaccines are Being Developed Using Body Parts From Aborted Babies?

The race is on to find a vaccine for COVID-19. The good news is that many of the world’s largest vaccine companies are developing promising vaccine candidates using ethically-derived cells. The bad news is that many of the leading vaccine candidates for the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) are being developed using fetal cell lines that were originally derived from the tissues of aborted babies in the 1970s and 80s.

Trump Admin Funding Pro-Life Alternatives to Using Aborted Baby Parts for Research

The Trump administration issued a plan Monday to promote ethical alternatives to aborted baby body parts in scientific research. The grants, under the National Institute of Health, will provide $20 million to develop alternatives to “human fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions,” according to the notice published Monday by the U.S.

Vaccine Company Sanofi-Pasteur Stops Using Aborted Baby Parts to Make Polio Vaccine

Pro-life advocates’ calls to stop producing vaccines with cells from aborted babies are making a difference in the world. The Catholic News Agency reports the company Sanofi-Pasteur just announced plans to produce a new, ethically-developed polio vaccine. The project will replace an older polio vaccine that was developed with cells from an aborted baby, according to the report.

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