“It is certainly very positive news that the two vaccines currently on the market, Pfizer and Moderna, can be used with no ethical restrictions, because they have not used cells from past elective abortions in their production […]Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines do use them“
Many people remain interested in knowing as certainly as possible, for moral reasons, which vaccines use cells from elective abortions, both for their production and their experimental evaluation.
Now, the Charlotte Lozier Institute has published a comprehensive report on the extent to which the eight vaccines closest to marketing or already marketed use cells from fetuses aborted decades ago for their production or in their experimental phase (see HERE).
Pfizer and Moderna, COVID-19 vaccines without cells from abortion in their production
The two vaccines marketed so far, Pfizer and Moderna, do not use these types of cells for their production, nor are they used in the Novavaxab vaccine which, although not marketed, is already in phase III clinical trials. In contrast, the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines do use them.
The findings are less clear for the Moderna, Pfizer and Novavaxab vaccines regarding the use of these cells in the experimental phase, since they are used in some but not all cases. In any event, it should be remembered that the documents issued by the Catholic Church assessing the morality of the use of these vaccines state that if cells from past elective abortions are used in the experimental phase (see more), this is not a moral obstacle to their use.
It is certainly very positive news that the two vaccines currently on the market, Pfizer and Moderna, can be used with no ethical restrictions, because they have not used cells from past elective abortions in their production.
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About Charlotte Lozier Institute, author of the study of COVID-19 vaccines without cells from abortion
“The goal of the Charlotte Lozier Institute is to promote a deeper public understanding of the value of human life, motherhood, and fatherhood, and to identify policies and practices that will protect life and serve both women’s health and family well-being. Our profound conviction is that the insights available through the best science, sociology and psychology cannot help but demonstrate that each and every human is not only “fearfully and wonderfully made” but blessed to be born at this time in human history.”