Like any mother I want what is best for my children and want to keep them healthy and disease-free. So I had my son vaccinated when he was an infant. However, after completing more in depth research on what is really in a vaccine, I discovered that several vaccines are made from elective aborted fetal cell lines.
A cell line is defined as, "cells of a single type taken from an animal or human and grown in a laboratory." An elective aborted fetal cell line consists of cells taken from an aborted fetus. To qualify for a cell line the fetus has to be healthy and preserved within 5 minutes of the elective abortion so the cell tissues will stay alive for the scientific research. In 1962, Dr. Leonard Hayflick developed to WI-38 human diploid cell line which was established by an aborted 3-month-old healthy female fetus. The fetus was dissected and the lung cells were extracted to be used as a host for viruses when making vaccines. These lung cells multiply and are used in several vaccines. Before Dr. Hayflick received this particular fetus, he went through several fetuses to establish the WI-38 cell line. This is true of all aborted fetal cell lines. For example, at least 81 aborted fetuses were used in the making of the rubella vaccine. Eventually the multiplication of the aborted fetal cells in these cell lines will stop because of its infinite lifeline. Then more elective abortions will be necessary to develop another cell line.
All of these cell lines are used in different vaccines. To make one of these vaccines, a virus of the disease is cultured with aborted fetal cells, combined with other chemical components, and then injected in the patient. This starts the immunological response. Anti-bodies attack this foreign antigen (the virus). If there is contact with the virus again in the future, the body already knows how to attack the virus, and theoretically, there would be immunity to the disease. Unlike bacteria, a virus needs live cells to replicate. So, all vaccines used against viral disease, like chickenpox, measles, and polio, contain either human aborted fetal cells or animal cells (with the exception of 2 vaccines that use yeast).
So - every time someone is vaccinated, part of the aborted fetus and its DNA are actually being injected into the patient receiving the vaccine made from an aborted fetal cell line. And - these vaccines have the possibility of encouraging further abortions. According to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal 1995, 153:545-552 that reported, "of the 122 (women) who indicated that they would consider abortion if they were pregnant, 17.2% stated that they would be more likely to have an abortion if they could donate the tissue for fetal tissue transplant and 19.7% were uncertain." In 1988, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) advisory committee stated to the Director of the NIH its concerns, "The possibility for using fetal research transplantation might constitute motivation, reason, or incentive for a pregnant woman to have an abortion." There is continued scientific research on medical treatments and vaccines which will require more aborted fetal cell lines, thus the demand for aborted fetuses will need to be met."
What can you do? Choose an alternative ethical vaccine. Many vaccines have an ethical alternative and are made by using cells from chick embryos, monkey, hamster ovary, rabbit, and caterpillar cells. Ask your physician for the ethical alternative type of vaccine. Be aware that not all vaccines have this alternative (i.e. the MMR, and the chicken pox vaccine). Be informed. No one can be forced to receive a vaccine. Most U.S. States allow exemption to the mandatory immunizations of every child. These exemptions could include medical reasons and conflict with religious or philosophical beliefs. Support current legislation. There is a current legislation proposal called the Fair Labeling and Informed Consent Act (FLICA) that will require pharmaceutical companies to inform pharmacies, health care professionals, and patients whenever aborted fetal or embryonic material is used in a drug or vaccine. To support this legislation, check out this link on the internet: http:/www.cogforlife.org/flica.html. Inform others. Please pass this information on to anyone who would also wish to know what is in a vaccine.