Prolifers-do you vaccinate your child with aborted baby cells?
April 28, 2007 3:34pm CST
Now before you think I'm a nutjob, I do have valid links from the Centers for Disease Control;) I posted something similar under parenting, but I figure there'd be more bites here in debate. http://www.eadshome.com/vaccines.htm These are the vaccines that have human diploid/aborted fetal cells in them MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Varicella (chickenpox), The following, less commonly used vaccines also are made using aborted babies: Biavax[Rubella and Mumps]--Merck and Co. ImoVax[Rabies] -- Connaught Laboratories Havrix[Hepatitis A]--SmithKline Beecham Meruvax II[Rubella]--Merck and Co. M-R Vax[Measles and Rubella] -- Merck and Co. CDC is aware that some, but not all, vaccines are made from human cell-line cultures, and some of these cell lines originated from aborted fetal tissue, obtained from legal abortions in the 1960's. No new fetal tissue is needed to produce cell lines to make these vaccines, now or in the future. Fetal tissue is not used to produce vaccines; cell lines generated from a single fetal tissue source are used--vaccine manufacturers obtain human cell lines from FDA-certified cell banks. http://www.cdc.gov/nip/vacsafe/concerns/gen/humancell.htm http://www.cogforlife.org/fetalvaccinetruth.htm http://www.cdc.gov/nip/vacsafe/concerns/gen/contamination.htm#Fetal No new fetal tissue is used to produce vaccines. Cell lines generated from a single fetal tissue source are sometimes used for some vaccines. Vaccine manufacturers obtain human cell lines from FDA-certified cell banks. Fetal Tissue and Vaccines. Some vaccines such as rubella and varicella are made from human cell-line cultures, and some of these cell lines originated from aborted fetal tissue, obtained from legal abortions in the 1960s. No new fetal tissue is needed to produce cell lines to make these vaccines, now or in the future.
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28 Apr 07
We vaccinate our lo, so If the vaccines that are given to him have those cells, then yes I am. I know it's a disturbing thought to think they have aborted baby cells, but unfortunately that's how we advance in medicine. I don't personally approve of it, but what can you do about it? I'm going to keep vaccinating our lo. This is one of those 'weird' issues, where you don't like it, but it benefits you, so you turn a blind eye to it and to the process. I'm guilty of that...
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2 May 07
well, i have to give my children their vaccination shots if they want to go to school. to me it sounds similar to the stem cell stuff but i could be wrong. reading this, i don't really have much of a problem with it, but then i AM for stem cell reaserch. if the cells are from aborted children, then at least they're being used productivly and not just wasted. it makes sense to me. and my stand on abortion...pro-choice, if you can tell. if i were to have an abortion (like i had to or i'll die, which is only when i would) i would feel a lot better if i knew that the fertilized egg they were taking out of me was going to help possible save someone elses life...then it would be better.
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29 Apr 07
I don't see why a pro-lifer would have a problem with using a cell line from an aborted fetus anyway. It isn't as though that fetus was aborted for the sole purpose of exploiting it's biological material. At least something good came from the abortion. Why should someone not vaccinate their child and risk losing that child, simply because a very small part of the vaccine was taken from a cell line of an aborted fetus? Then, that child is being neglected and an easily preventable disease could kill or severely damage it.
29 Apr 07
Its so weird that this issue came up today, because a few hours ago my child was vaccinated - I never really thought about is before except in terms of what is best for the child. I don't agree with abortion in the majority of cases but am pro choice (I know that may sound like aconstradiction). It has saddened me greatly to hear that my babies vaccination may have come from (however indirectly) an aborted fetus's cells. To be honest, I am now wondering whether I should get the remainder of my baby's vaccinations.