The Truth about Covid Vaccines and “Aborted Fetal Cells”
by carlos matías
The Catholic Church joins the vaccinations. It is the last one, after Pentecostals, Evangelists, Asians... They said that accepting vaccines made with “aborted fetuses” was “immoral and cruel”, when none comes from them. Their opposition was a stumbling block for Catholics, mostly Hispanics. But Pope Francis and Emeritus Benedict XVI received the two doses of the U.S. Pfizer of alleged embryonic origin. The Vatican reserved ten thousand vaccines from this laboratory for its residents (5,000) and employees (5,000).
The debate over the use of these vaccines stems from protests by religious leaders and anti-abortion groups in the U.S. and Canada. Until the Pope encouraged vaccination, many Catholic hierarchs, including cardinals (a step prior to the Pontificate), were against them. “They come from cells of aborted fetuses,” they said, which “is an inhuman and cruel immorality”. Everything is categorically false.
Catholics can rest assured: no vaccine has ever been made from “aborted fetuses.” In fact, Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI received the two doses of the American Pfizer vaccine of alleged embryonic origin, last January and February. In addition, the Vatican reserved ten thousand vaccines for all its residents (5,000) and employees (5,000).
Various bioethical and deontological, ecclesiastical, and scientific, commissions consider that vaccines against COVID-19 “whose production has used cells from human fetuses from induced abortions” can be used. They point out that “this is a temporary authorization” until there are no other “morally acceptable” ones.
They recognize, however, that “in reality, these are not cells obtained from current abortions, but cells produced from two fetal cell lines, generated in the 70s/80s of the last century, from induced abortions (...) We believe that all vaccines can be used with a clear conscience”, because they don’t involve “cooperation with voluntary abortion.”
Laboratory cells Fibroblasts, which are laboratory cell cultures, are used to manufacture some vaccines. Their remote origins were lung tissues from two single fetuses from abortions in 1962, in Sweden, and 1966, in the United Kingdom, both legal. Afterwards, some cells have been reproduced by natural methods (cell division, mitosis) in the laboratory until today. Therefore, what is used to make vaccines are new laboratory cells and not “cells from aborted fetuses.”
These cell cultures make possible vaccines against rubella, chickenpox, shingles, rabies and hepatitis A. They’re also used to make drugs for the treatment of hemophilia, cystic fibrosis and rheumatoid arthritis, among other diseases.
The biological advantages offered by cell cultures derived from human pluripotent cells are impossible by alternative means. Their health benefits are extraordinary, including the ability to prevent almost all miscarriages caused by rubella virus.
These vaccines also prevent respiratory infections, conjunctivitis, hemorrhagic cystitis and gastroenteritis and are used by the U.S. military. In Alaska, only 46% of the population has received full vaccination against Covid-19. Find information about places where you can get vaccinated by visiting https://anchoragecovidvaccine.org/
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