Question for Pro-Lifers

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Question for Pro-Lifers
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Thu, 02-26-2009 - 2:05pm

I'd like to know how pro-lifers feel about vaccinations. Which of you vaccinate? Which of you don't? Why or why not?

I'm asking here instead of the Vaccine Debate Board because of the number of people here I'm certain are pro-life and I'm looking for some answers and correlations.

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Mon, 03-02-2009 - 12:24am
I'm pro-choice so cell-lines from long-ago aborted fetuses don't bother me. Because I am vegetarian I try to avoid (dead) animal ingredients where I can. As I believe vaccines are valuable to the public health I have to weigh up which set of ethics "wins" in my decision making.





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Mon, 03-02-2009 - 12:39am
The distinction between vegan and vegetarian is that vegans avoid all animal products where vegetarians just avoid those that an animal died for (though there are lots of variants within those groups). Because people are veg*an for various reasons you can't necessarily pick someone's view on all animal rights/welfare issues just based on what they eat. I eat eggs and dairy but avoid products tested on animals wherever I can.





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Mon, 03-02-2009 - 1:00am

"The distinction between vegan and vegetarian is that vegans avoid all animal products where vegetarians just avoid those that an animal died for (though there are lots of variants within those groups)."

That's pretty much what I thought. Do you think there's a higher percentage of people making the choice for ethical reasons in the "vegan" category as opposed to the "vegetarian"?

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Mon, 03-02-2009 - 1:02am
Hypothetically, if you were a vegan instead of a vegetarian do you think you'd make the same decision?
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Mon, 03-02-2009 - 1:36am
I don't really know - I guess it's plausible that those who tend more towards radical ideas would be more likely to be vegan.





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Mon, 03-02-2009 - 1:43am
I don't know and I don't really think this question is particularly meaningful.





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Mon, 03-02-2009 - 3:35am


Fair enough, lol! Personally I'm glad for medical advances, as they've probably saved my life and my son's life. But each to their own :o)


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Mon, 03-02-2009 - 3:37am

< IIRC they were aborted a long time ago and the remains were used (and possibly continue to be)>


As I understand it, they're made from continuously grown cell lines which originated with the fetii (aborted in the 70s, I believe).


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Mon, 03-02-2009 - 3:39am
< "I've never understood why people are perfectly happy to eat eggs and meat but come over all odd when animal products are used in vaccines. "

I would say that this very much has to do with the difference between ingestion and injection.>


It's not like they're injecting pure animal blood. In terms of what's actually going into the bloodstream, there seems little to choose between processing externally and processing internally (ie the stomach).


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