The recent measles outbreak has sparked concerns about the morals of the measles vaccine. It is derived from cell lines from aborted fetuses. With all the current arguments about the dangers of vaccinations and the choice of whether to vaccinate or not, I would like to tell you a tale of two mothers and immoral vaccines.
One mother was very concerned. She wrote to the Vatican and informed them that some of our vaccines were immorally prepared because they were derived from aborted fetal remains. The Vatican had no knowledge of this. They investigated and she received the first ruling in the world containing moral guidelines for parental choice for vaccines. Her name is Debi Vinnedge and she formed the apostolate Children of God for Life. A recent article on her website said:
The Pontifical Academy for Life, in a statement released in 2005, said that parents could be justified in choosing vaccination. The statement did not say that this choice was preferable, let alone mandatory.Mrs. Vinnedge later introduced the Fair Labeling and Informed Consent Act to members of the US House and Senate, legislation that protects religious rights, moral conscience and requires informed consent on medical products using aborted fetal or embryonic materials.
What the Vatican did say, with undeniable clarity, was that parents have a moral obligation to insist on vaccines that are not prepared by immoral means: vaccines not derived from fetal remains. The Pontifical Academy for Life wrote that ‘there remains a moral duty to continue to fight and to employ every lawful means in order to make life difficult for the pharmaceutical industries which act unscrupulously and unethically.’
That was in 2005. It was in 2009 - four years later - that Merck decided to stop making available the morally untainted vaccines for measles and mumps. The Vatican had called upon American Catholics to fight for the development of morally acceptable vaccines. Sad to say - with the honorable exception of parents who resisted the immoral vaccines, and groups such as Children of God for Life that supported them - we did not fight hard enough to dissuade Merck from taking a giant step in the opposite direction. Read the full article here.
Another mother spent over 20 years in commercial biotechnology. She is an inventor on 23 issued United States patents. She left the commercial industry and founded a pro-life biotech company whose mission is to end human trafficking in biomedical research. Her name is Dr. Theresa Deisher and she founded AVM Biotechnology.
Help to support morally sound vaccines and see her website here.
Read here for the story of where we are today.
Read here for the campaign for ethical vaccines.
Please respond to the Vatican’s call to the “moral duty to continue to fight and to employ every lawful means in order to make life difficult for the pharmaceutical industries which act unscrupulously and unethically.”