Abortion unfortunately is tied into several vaccines on the market today. Several vaccines on the United States vaccine schedile contain aborted fetal DNA in the end product. Other vaccines on the schedule used aborted fetal cell lines in the research and development. The companies that have used aborted fetal cell lines in research and development are likely to also be using aborted fetal cell lines for quality testing moving forward. The connection between vaccine and abortion makes it impossible to be prolife and pro-vaccine.
There are several common myths out there from people who mean well regarding aborted fetal cells and vaccines. Let’s first bust 4 of the common myths.
Myth #1 – They are no longer aborted fetal cells.
This is like saying since your cells have replicated themselves many times over since you were born you are no longer you. The cells that make up your body now are not the same ones you were born with, so you are now a pig. This argument makes no sense.
Per FDA guidelines these cell lines cannot change over time and be used for vaccine production as this would introduce a new variable in the product. A new variable would then require new testing and research.
The aborted fetal cells that are used in vaccines are human diploid cells which by definition means these aborted fetal cells contain a full set of DNA or genetic material, consisting of 23 chromosomes from each parent. They are also not aborted fetal stem cells, which is another common misconception. Later we go through what exactly these cell lines are.
Myth #2 – The aborted fetal cell lines are old and not a current concern.
The aborted fetal cell lines currently in use for vaccines on the market are older, however there are newer aborted cell lines than these. The newest one in the literature is WALVAX-2 from 2015 and was taken from the lung tissue of a 3 month gestational female who was ultimately selected from among 9 aborted babies.
Labor was induced using a “water bag” abortion to shorten delivery time and prevent the death of the fetus to ensure live intact organs. These live intact organs were then immediately sent to the labs. This cell line was obtained in hopes to replace WI-38 and MRC-5 as cells can replicate only so many times due to the Hayflick limit.
The Hayflick limit states that cells have a finite lifespan and limited capacity to replicate before going into senescence and eventually, become unstable and form tumors (L. Hayflick, The Limited In Vitro Lifetime of Human Diploid Cell Strains, Experimental Cell Research, Vol 37, 1964). This is why as long as vaccines contain aborted fetal cell lines abortions will have to continue to obtain new aborted fetal cell lines.
Myth #3 – The cell lines are from babies who were miscarried.
In order for cells to keep replicating they must be alive. Once they are dead, they can no longer replicate. Just like how organ donation requires a living organ that came from someone who was not totally dead. The same applies here. All of the abortions were done in a manner that allowed the researchers to collect live tissue. They treated these babies worse than we treat lab animals. Cutting them open to take their tissues while they were alive and without giving them anything for the horrific pain.
Myth #4 – The aborted fetal cell lines are the result of 2 abortions.
It is commonly misunderstood that MRC-5 and WI-38 are the result of 2 abortions, when in fact WI-38 was the result of 32 on its own. And the cell line RA27/3, which was used for the rubella portion of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine was the result of 99 abortions. That is a lot more than 2 abortions.
Check out Dr. Stanley Plotkin’s deposition here. Dr. Plotkin is considered the grandfather of vaccines and was one of the researchers involved in the development of RA27/3.
How much aborted fetal DNA is in a vaccine dose?
Because aborted fetal cell lines are used as a growth medium for several vaccines the aborted fetal DNA does end up in the final product that is injected into you and your children. There is no way to completely clean out all of the aborted fetal DNA while still having enough of what is needed for the vaccine.
The FDA has set a limit of 10ng of aborted fetal DNA per dose of vaccine. Despite this a 2014 study conducted by Dr. Theresa Deisher, world renowned adult stem cell scientist and founder of Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute discovered levels ranging from 142ng-2000ng per dose. That is 14.2 To 200 times the FDA limit!
Aborted fetal cell lines currently in vaccines on the schedule
Currently there are four aborted fetal cell lines used in vaccine on the market or that have been used in the research and development. Several other cell lines have been developed and are being researched for use in other vaccines.
The MRC-5 cell line is from a 14-week male fetus who was aborted for psychiatric reasons. This cell line was developed in September 1966 from lung tissue.
The WI-38 cell line is from the lung tissue of an aborted female fetus of about 3 months gestational age. This cell line was developed in July 1962.
The PERC6 aborted fetal cell line is from the retinal tissue of a healthy 18-week-old aborted baby in 1985.
The HEK293 cell line is derived from the kidneys of a healthy aborted fetus and is being used to develop several new vaccines. This cell line was obtained probably in 1972, the precise date is no longer known. HEK stands for Human Embryonic Kidney and 293 stands for the 293rd specimen.
Which vaccines contain aborted fetal DNA?
- Proquad (MMR-V)
- Havrix (Hep A)
- Vaqta (Hep A)
- Twinrix (Hep A and B)
- Ethical option: Hep B single vaccine
- Imovax (Rabies)
- Ethical option: RabAvert
- Varivax (Chickenpox)
- Zostavax (Shingles)
- Ethical option: Shingrix
- Janssen (Covid-19 Johnson and Johnson)
Which vaccines used aborted fetal cell lines in research and development?
- Spikevax (Covid-19 Moderna)
- Comirnaty (Covid-19 Pfizer)
- Nuvaxovid/Covovax (Covid-19 Novavax)
Moderna the makers of Spikevax have specifically said that they are not continuing to use aborted fetal cell lines in quality and control testing, while Pfizer, the makers of Comirnaty have not said they are or are not.