But ... there is no human fetal tissue in vaccines.
This appears to be more of a "If you are pro-life then do you believe stem cell research is right" ... That website (http://www.nccn.net/~wwithin/abortedtissue.htm) states "grown on aborted fetal tissue" ... but it isn't being grown on tissue, it is being grown on cell lines that were made using aborted fetal tissue which is why it is called a "diploid cell" on those package inserts.
cell lineA group of cells containing the entire genetic code of an individual; these cells can be sustained and grown in laboratory culture media and are believed to be immortal.http://www.enotes.com/biomedical-ethics-article/glossary
diploid cellA cell that contains two sets of chromosomes (one set donated from each parent). http://biology.about.com/library/glossary/bldefdiploid.htm
That same website has a letter from Dr. Robert Breiman that states "Fetal tissue has not been used to produce licensed vaccines. These tissues were used to establish cell cultures, and it is these established cell cultures that have been used to propagate virus."
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It is just alarming to hear "There is fetal tissue in vaccines".
From what I have read, yes, there have been 2 abortions (2 out of like only you know who knows how many) that have been used to help create the vaccines.
When a fetus/embryo is aborted then they are "disposed" of and not placed into a vaccine (which is how it seemed to have sounded). There would be numerous health risks in that, including possible AIDS/HIV infections being spread and all kinds of other wonderful blood borne illnesses/diseases.
I am pro-choice because I believe every woman was given a brain to make her own informed decisions and that those decisions are the right decisions for her.
When it comes down to it, 2 fetus' were "killed" and this resulted in scientists being able to make vaccines that could help to protect the lives of millions upon millions of children (and adults) worldwide. If I were pro-life and vaccinated, then I would just remember that those two fetus' were aborted back in 1960, there is nothing I can do about it now and no more are being killed and "placed in vaccines".
They aren't taking these fetus', chopping them up, and throwing them into a giant vat of viruses to make our vaccines, they aren't even using the fetus at all anymore. Just cells that were grown from the fetus.
Development of the rubella vaccine actually involved not one, but 28 abortions. Twenty-seven abortions were performed to isolate the virus and one abortion (WI-38) to culture the vaccine. The vaccine's strain is called RA 27/3 (R=Rubella, A=Abortus, 27=27th fetus tested, 3=3rd tissue explanted). Rubella, or "German measles," is usually a harmless childhood disease. Ironically, rubella is most dangerous for preborn infants, who have a 20 to 25 percent chance of contracting congenital rubella syndrome if their mothers catch rubella during the first trimester. Scientists at the Wistar Institute took advantage of the 1964-65 rubella epidemic to legally acquire fetal tissue from at least 27 so-called therapeutic abortions conducted on women at risk for rubella. Since the live virus was not detected until the 27th abortion, the preceding 26 abortions were apparently performed on perfectly healthy babies. By contrast, Japanese researchers obtained a live virus by swabbing the throat of an infected child. (...)
Many ethicists, including the bishops, believe these vaccines are distinguishable from other types of fetal tissue research because they "use self-perpetuating cell lines." The cultures that produce these vaccines, however, are not immortal. All normal cells possess a finite lifespan known as the "Hayflick limit." After about 50 divisions, WI-38 and MRC-5 will be exhausted. If, when this day comes, pharmaceutical companies know they can create new cultures from aborted tissue without loss of profit, they will certainly do so because aborted fetal tissue is easier to use and more economical to obtain than other culture mediums. The pharmaceutical industry, in fact, has already developed an additional vaccine culture derived from the "socially indicated," elective abortion of an 18-week-old baby. PER.C6, as the culture is called, is currently being tested for use with at least seven new vaccines.
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