ETA: for DH to take it seriously, it needs to be evidence based sources, not something from vaccinesareevil.com or vaccinescontaindeadbabies.org lol
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Cell Lines Originating From Aborted Babies
There are two particular fetal cell lines that have been heavily used in vaccine development. They are named according to the laboratory facilities where they were developed. One cell line is known as WI-38, developed at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, PA. The other is MRC-5, developed for the Medical Research Council in England. WI-38 was developed by Dr. Leonard Hayflick in 1962, by taking lung cells from an aborted female baby at approximately the end of the third month of pregnancy. Dr. Hayflick’s article published in the journal Experimental Cell Research states that three cell lines, WI-26, WI-38, WI-44 were all developed from aborted babies. “All embryos were obtained from surgical abortions and were of approximately three months’ gestation.”(1) Dr. Stanley Plotkin, who developed a Rubella vaccine using WI-38, addressed a question at an international conference as to the origin of WI-38. Dr. Plotkin stated:
here are the inserts for the vaccines....pay attention to monkey kidney tissue, and bovine extracts, beef heart extracts, etc...you will find the MRC-5 listed in the mmr and chicken pox vaccines as well.
The cell lines are originally from children who were aborted for reasons having nothing to do with vaccine research.
I certainly won't tell you how to live out your convictions, and I respect the fact that you're prolife. I will say that the Catholic Church, for example, says that vaccines save lives and until a better option comes along Catholics should vaccinate in spite of this issue.
The other happened in the UK in a woman with mental health issues (also in 1960s). That's all I could find out about that, except that the abortion was not done to get the cell lines, it would have happened anyway.
I appreciate that these facts (like that the Catholic Church has said vaccines were worth it because of all the lives they save) do not change the bottom line that these were abortions for some people. Everyone has to make up their own mind of course.
All the best.
Mother of two living in UK. Daughter (2007) born in USA, son (2010) born here. I'm pro natural birth, midwife care, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby wearing and a keen advocate of cloth diapering. I'm a full time working research scientist (physical sciences) and I'm pro-vaccine.
This was a main reason for our decision to not vax as well because of our faith :)
Here's a really good link that lists the vaccines with the cells in them and further information: http://www.novaccine.com/vaccine-ingredients/results.asp?sc=14
I know the Varivax vaccines (chickenpox) says right on the insert that there are residual amounts of the MRC-5 (aborted fetal tissue) DNA within the vaccine. Ick!
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