Sunday, May 19, 2024


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— William Wilberforce


Moral Implications of Human Fetal Cell Lines in Vaccine Production

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One commonly cited reason for claiming a religious vaccine exemption has to do with the fact that some vaccines are made using aborted fetal cell lines. As reported in an April 26, 2019, article in Christianity Today:1

For certain Christians, the decision of whether to vaccinate comes down to the origins of the vaccines themselves. Some pro-life parents cite a moral disgust and a deep lament over the use of 58-year-old aborted fetal cell lines in development for several recommended immunizations, including MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and chickenpox …

The fetal cells that disturb parents … originate from material procured from two abortions that took place in the 1960s … For immunizations to work, they require the virus to be hosted in a living cell.

Cell biologist Leonard Hayflick, working at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, reasoned that fetal cells would be protected from outside pathogens and the ‘cleanest’ type to use in vaccines.

He partnered with a Swedish scientist to procure the fetal tissue from an elective abortion in a country where it was legal … Vaccine-makers still use the cell lines called WI-38 today.

These fetal cells from the “Mrs. X” abortion were used to grow weakened or inactive viruses in the development of two vaccines: the rubella vaccine (the R in the MMR vaccine) and one version of rabies vaccine …

Around the same time, the British Medical Council in the U.K. also produced vaccines from fetal lung cells. Using cells procured through an abortion in 1966, a culture called MRC-5, they created vaccines for hepatitis A, chickenpox, and shingles. A polio vaccine was also made and used in other countries but not the U.S.

An Ethical Dilemma for Many of Faith

Vaccine manufacturing is not dependent on the ongoing procurement of aborted fetal tissue, and the Catholic Church issued a statement2 in 2005 assuring Catholics that by getting vaccinated they are not “cooperating in evil.”

Yet the idea of injecting themselves or their children with a substance manufactured using aborted fetal cells still makes some Christians, Jews, Muslims and those of other faiths or personal beliefs feel morally uneasy.3 Pro-vaccine advocates and most agnostics have a hard time comprehending why though. As reported by Christianity Today:4

National Institute of Health director Francis Collins suggests comparing it to organ donation after a child was shot. ‘There was a terrible, evil loss of life of that child and yet I think we would all say that if the parents decided and they wanted something good to come of this and gave their consent, that’s a noble and honorable action,’ he said.

‘Does that translate into a parent, after going through a pregnancy termination, deciding that they would like the fetal tissue to actually help somebody?’

However, the article points out that the consent issue actually presents a second ethical dilemma rather than solving the first.

Since the fetal tissues were obtained in an era before medical informed consent really became the norm, there’s no guarantee either that the two women gave such consent, or understood that their fetuses’ cell lines would be used to create injectable vaccines for decades to come. An article on Patheos also discusses this issue, displaying the typical intolerance:5

Here’s what confuses me. People are allowed to donate organs. Parents can even donate their children’s organs. We typically see this as a good thing …

Those two abortions were not performed to obtain fetal tissues for vaccines. They were elective abortions that would have been performed regardless of scientists’ interest in using fetal cells … for developing vaccines.

I understand that abortion opponents see those two abortions as murder. But you know what? When a child or an adult is murdered, their organs can still be donated … If the child is dead either way, why not donate their organs? …

I’ve heard some suggest that vaccines contain residual fetal DNA. Even if that is the case, why would that be so different from cases where someone receives a heart transplant, or a kidney transplant? … Or what about a blood transfusion?

Is Using Animal Cells a Morally Superior Choice?

Clearly, this issue is far from cut and dry, but I think it’s important to at least try to empathize with another person’s point of view. The author of the Patheos article concludes that, most likely, the religious objection to vaccines made with fetal cells has more to do with the “ick factor,” opposed to the sentiment that it’s tissue obtained from murder and therefore immoral to partake in.

However, that is conjecture as many individuals have deeply held religious beliefs opposing abortion and use of aborted fetal tissue for scientific research or other purposes.

Today, many other types of cells are used as growth mediums during vaccine production, and many of those raise moral issues as well. Vaccine growth mediums include6 animal cell strains from chickens, dogs, monkeys, hamsters7 and insects,8 as well as cells from bacteria or yeast.

As just one example, the flu vaccine Flucelvax, introduced in 2014, is grown in kidney cells from dogs.9 Bovine serum (from cow’s blood) is also used for some vaccine components, and trace amounts may remain in the vaccine.10 The use of animal cells doesn’t entirely solve the moral dilemma for all religious faiths though. As noted by Christianity Today:11

There is a subset of the Christian opposition to vaccines that also takes issue with certain animal cells used in medical research, citing concerns over Levitical guidelines on animals and blood products …

Other Reasons to Question Human Fetal Cell Line Vaccines

Regardless of whether you believe the use of fetal cells from abortions in vaccine production is morally reprehensible or completely justified, there may be other reasons to object to being coerced or compelled to use vaccines—or give your children vaccines—that were made using human fetal tissue cells.

According to a study published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology,12 rates of autism strongly correlate with the introduction of vaccines using human fetal cell lines.

Three vaccines in particular were found to be significantly correlated with autism: MMR, varicella (chickenpox) and hepatitis A vaccines. According to the study authors, autism rates rose sharply each time one of these vaccines was released. As reported in this paper:13

The children vaccinated with MMRII, Varicella and Hepatitis A vaccines varied from 19 to 35 months of age at the time of vaccination. Autistic disorder birth year change points were identified as 1980.9, 1988.4 and 1996 for the U.S., 1987 for U.K., 1990.4 for Western Australia, and 1987.5 for Denmark.

Change points in these countries corresponded to introduction of or increased doses of human fetal cell line-manufactured vaccines … Further, linear regression revealed that Varicella and Hepatitis A immunization coverage was significantly correlated to autistic disorder cases. R software was used to calculate change points.

Autistic disorder change points years are coincident with introduction of vaccines manufactured using human fetal cell lines, containing fetal and retroviral contaminants, into childhood vaccine regimens.

This pattern was repeated in the U.S., U.K., Western Australia and Denmark. Thus, rising autistic disorder prevalence is directly related to vaccines manufactured utilizing human fetal cells.

Part of the problem has to do with what’s called “insertional mutagenesis,” where DNA mutations are created via a viral vector, either naturally or intentionally.14Indeed, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration Powerpoint presentation15 from 2005 discusses the history of cell-substrate DNA in biological products and some of the “perceived safety issues associated with DNA.” As reported by Global Research in September 2014:16

… Dr. Theresa Deisher, lead scientist and SCPI founder noted that, ‘Not only are the human fetal contaminated vaccines associated with autistic disorder throughout the world, but also with epidemic childhood leukemia and lymphomas’ …

Instead of conducting safety studies [the U.S. Food and Drug Administration] regulated the amount of human DNA that could be present in a vaccine to no greater than 10ng17 … Deisher’s team discovered that the fetal DNA levels ranged anywhere from 142ng – 2000ng per dose, way beyond the so-called ‘safe’ level.

‘There are a large number of publications about the presence of HERV (human endogenous retrovirus — the only re-activatable endogenous retrovirus) and its association with childhood lymphoma,’ noted Dr. Deisher.

‘The MMR II and chickenpox vaccines and indeed all vaccines that were propagated or manufactured using the fetal cell line WI-38 are contaminated with this retrovirus. And both parents and physicians have a right to know this!’

This article was reprinted with the author’s permission. It was originally published on Dr. Mercola’s website at


15 Responses

  1. From all that I have researched over the years, the highest amounts of brain damage/autism is caused by the mercury and aluminum added to vaccines, disguised as Thymerasol “preservative”… the fetal cell line additive adds much insult to injury, in more than one way!

  2. This horrid practice clearly feeds the abortion industry. An entire aborted child’s body brings approximately $15,000.

  3. When people make the false equivalence of blood transfusions and organ transplants to vaccines that contain aborted fetal cells you have to break it down. In 2018 there were 36,528 organ transplants in the US. How many vaccines have been given in the US yearly-MILLIONS. How many are given worldwide? Maybe billions. Those consenting to the transplants are given overwhelming informed consent in regards to how a transplanted organ WILL affect them the rest of their life. Ex: be they adults or parents of a child who receive a transplant know they MUST stay on anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their life. They are also made aware of what sign to look for if the body is starting to reject the organ. The organ being transplanted is scrutinized for suitability. There are all sort of safety features built into the organ transplant program to insure that the individual receiving a transplant is provided with the highest medical standards to date. Most important-these individuals will die without a transplant.

    Vaccines? Despite the fact that Informed Consent is a Federal Law: U.S. Code § 7331. Informed Consent, a parent would be hard pressed to have a Doctor sit down with them and go through the vaccine vial manufactures form that list all the adverse effects a child could experience. In fact many parents have reported when they do ask their childs’ doctors about vaccines and try to open a dialogue with them the Doctors and their staff become hostile. Bottom line-a person will NOT die if they don’t have a vaccine. There are absolutely NO studies that confirm that not having a vaccine will result in death.

    Patients receiving blood transfusions are provided with a pretty thoroughly informed Consent form. Here is an example:

    Here is a Informed consent form for vaccines:

    Notice anything missing?

    When it comes to vaccines with human DNA which scientist knew decades ago would have consequences the questions goes beyond if they are moral or ethical-the questions should be how dangerous are they?

    Read: “Fear of the Invisible” by Janine Roberts. She spent 12 years researching and traveling between the US and Europe, attending Vaccine Meetings where vaccine scientist from all government agencies, pharma and universities talked openly about how vaccines are created and the dangers they probably impose to human beings.

    “I also learnt that DNA fragments contaminating vaccine lots might be from dead cells but nevertheless remained extremely active and dangerous. Dr Golding feared they might combine with other genetic codes contaminating the vaccine lots – and thus create a mutant viral strain that could even get in the individual doses of vaccine.”

    “The removal of this contaminating DNA has proved impossible. The US government in 1986 recommended a weight limit for contaminating DNA of 100 picograms per vaccine dose. But the manufacturers could not meet this safety recommendation, as was explained at this Workshop. Their failure again led the government to relax its standards, applying the 100 picograms limit solely to vaccines produced from cancerous cells, and allowing one hundred times as much contaminating DNA (10 nanograms) in vaccines produced on other types of cells. But the meeting was told that vaccine manufacturers now admitted they could not meet even this lower standard of ‘purity.’ Thus high levels of hazardous DNA pollution remain in many vaccines. ”

    “Fear of the Invisible”
    Chapter: Highly contaminated vaccines

  4. That was a good point: “Since the fetal tissues were obtained in an era before medical informed consent really became the norm, there’s no guarantee either that the two women gave such consent, or understood that their fetuses’ cell lines would be used to create injectable vaccines for decades to come.”

    Also, vaccine propagandists lie so much, who really knows how dark and on what scale the use of aborted baby tissue is? Here is an interesting presentation on the issue from Marcella Piper-Terry, about the complicity of vaccine developers and medical researchers in abortions used for vaccines:

  5. This is astounding. I knew there were strange correlations between the rise in autism and the enormous rise in the number of required vaccines since the 1950s, but I thought that mercury and other antigens were responsible. I had no idea that aborted fetal tissue/DNA was used in vaccines. All the more reason is present to revolt against forced vaccination. Knowledge of God and of Scripture would recognize that God’s blessing would never be upon actions/products that use innocent human blood.

  6. Injecting human cell lines into humans is a much more invasive continuation of the traditional medicinal cannabilism that became a part of mainstream medicine in the 18th Century that advocated eating human flesh to cure illness and disease…

    WALVAX 2 is taken from the lung tissue of a 3 month gestation female who was ultimately selected from among 9 aborted babies. The scientists noted how they followed specific guidelines to mimic WI-38 and MRC-5 in selecting the aborted babies, ranging from 2-4 months gestation. They further noted how they induced labor using a “water bag” abortion to shorten the delivery time and prevent the death of the fetus to ensure live intact organs which were immediately sent to the labs for cell preparation.

  7. I am pretty sure there is more to the story of those original aborted fetal line. There was many more aborted fetus it just they were looking for certain disease responses in the fetus’s brain and it took several attempts before they got what they were looking for.
    I cannot remember where I heard or read this so if anyone can help me out here I could use the memory job.

  8. Thank you Dr. Mercola for a worthwhile article on an overlooked topic for many vaccine recipients. One more, of many, reasons to avoid vaccines (and flu shots). The reason for
    the mass censoring is to hide the truth about vaccines from those who are manipulated
    to believe they (vaccines) are necessary and the way for health. No human being needs
    the dna of other animals, or, fetal human cells from someone else’s baby. It is truly disgusting.

  9. When you get a blood transfusion the dr goes over with the patient carefully. The nurse usually ask do have any questions or concerns? Then they give you the informed consent to sign.
    With blood transfusions the blood must match or the recipient will die of anaphylactic shock. So using male DNA on a female or female DNA on a male is very dangerous. Since we can’t known who is getting what this is very dangerous and would be against the law in any other intervention other than a vaccine is unethical for any medically educated person to do. And that is just common sense for the medically trained.

  10. You do realize that the link between vaccines and autism has definitively been de-bunked by several studies? It is medically impossible to induce autism by vaccine.

    1. What does an anti-vaccine stance gain you? Absolutely nothing but grief!! To even ask for a more spread-out schedule or not have certain shots be given could have you kicked out of your doctors practice and basically blacklisted from others. Or kicked off of your health insurance. Or cause your child to not be able to attend school. You get poorly judged and eye-rolled by anyone you know or meet who is “pro-vaccine”, if or when they find out your views and opinions differ on the matter. For some you could get plain-out fired and completely lose your job! Lose your professional license or good standing reputation. Nothing publicly or professionally or materialistically or superficially or financially or economically or socially GOOD comes out of speaking out against vaccination in any way shape or form.

      Soooooo why would people do it??? Why on earth would people knowingly and willingly bring such belligerent incessant hell into their lives onto themselves??? ….Unless perhaps it was worth it to them….because to them it is a matter of physical life or death….maybe with a firsthand experience or second or with years of in-depth research…And so they decided to be martyrs and put truth before everything else….the evidence IS out there the research IS there- it’$ ju$t not $uitable for con$umer viewing. The TRUTH debunks & defunds that huge business conglomeration we know of as “modern day medicine”. There is no money to be made with the truth!!!

  11. To add to the conversation- how do blood type differences come into play with these vaccines overfilled and over-contaminated with so much of this human and animal fetal DNA and such? We should all be made aware of the exact blood types of these fetal cells/DNA being used to make all of these vaccines…

    I am A- (Rhesus/RH antigen D-negative). My children are as well and my husband/their father is B-. But When you’re Rh-, and you were to become pregnant with an Rh+ baby by an obviously Rh+ male partner, you must receive the RhoGam immune globulin shot in order to ensure a healthy pregnancy and successful delivery of a live healthy newborn. Otherwise your Rh- blood may become sensitized to the Rh+ blood (this becomes more of an issue in unhealthy women/pregnancies/miscarriage/c-section and/or subsequent pregnancies), and therefore begin to make antibodies against the Rh+ blood which begin to attack it and kill it as if it were a virus. They gave me a RhoGam shot after I had a miscarriage as my first pregnancy before even asking or checking my husbands blood type. Totally unnecessary in my veins. They even wanted to give me RhoGam again during my two successful pregnancies even after having proof that my husband was also Rh- (it is impossible for two Rh- mates to have an Rh+ baby; but it’s not impossible when only the mom is Rh-). I had to keep reminding them and saying no. They’re like cops needing to meet their ticket quota with all these shots. It’s ridiculous. It’s like the twilight zone. I turned down the tdap and flu shots during both successful pregnancies every single millionth time they asked me. I received the flu shot right before I had my miscarriage during my very first pregnancy…sooo I learn from my mistakes. But decades past Before RhoGam or knowledge of the Rh antigen many fetuses or newborns died of or suffered from hemolytic disease aka severe fatal anemia or severe forms of untreated jaundice. And/or were harmed by it in some way- usually brain/liver/spleen damage. As Rh-, I am not able to receive a blood transfusion with Rh+ blood. And obviously not an organ.

    So what if these fetal cells and DNA in these certain vaccines contain incompatible antigens of the Rh+ variety (which is very likely considering Rh- blood is far more rare)? Especially regarding the Rh D antigen…………
    But blood type incompatibility of any type can cause a multitude of health problems and even death, so perhaps that’s why we all have all these life-threatening and life-shortening or insufferable painful inflammatory diseases these days. And All of these allergies and cancers now today… Chronic Inflammation damages DNA which leads to cancer. Allergic disorders are chronic inflammation disorders. Autoimmune diseases are characterized by chronic inflammation. Autism/ASD is marked by/with increased brain inflammation. Our immune systems have been set to overdrive or whacked off their rocker by all of these fetal cell/animal cell & contaminate containing vaccines!!! Coincidence Like that doesn’t exist in the medical field!

    Just think: MDA5 is a specific type of viral sensor receptor (and we have many different types of viral sensor receptors) that is found in every single cell of our body, scanning each cell’s genetic material- checking whether it’s “native” or not. “As soon as MDA5 identifies a viral invader, it trips a system-wide alarm, triggering a cascade of immune activity to neutralize the threat.”(from Boston’s Children’s Hospital’s science and clinical innovation blog) So wow…Just think what three or sometimes more shots during one visit split between extremities of those mixed concoction vaccinations is doing to a Tiny 3 or 6 month old’s immune system??!!!! Damaging it if you’re lucky. Ruining it or killing it if you’re not.

    Imagine how much better off we’d all be without being injected with fetal cells/DNA and other outrageous uncountable Untested contaminants!!! Awhile back I once read a scientific publication from Italy that tested a lot or so of routine childhood vaccines and actually found tiny microscopic particles of GLASS as one of the common contaminates!!! That’s Glass. Glass in your bloodstream….

    They could definitely make all vaccines a different more legitimate and sterile way and a far safer way without fetal cells or diseases or contaminates- but I guess to do so would cost too much money and completely shred their bottom line and their own pockets- they wouldn’t be “BIG” Pharma anymore- so that’s why it’s not done and SO we are just supposed shut up and take it!! Um NO thank you. The absolute utter flagrant inhumanity of it all is deeply perturbing….and for anyone to just accept that??!!!!!!!

    I feel sick with guilt and worry everyday knowing I let my children get vaccinated as much as they have so far.. and fearing the ”more” to come and for myself as well!!! A Tdap and flu shot required (forcefully recommended) now during every pregnancy?! I never regret getting my tubal ligation after my second child & 2nd c-section just three years ago at age 31 years old. Not in this world. I had to beg to even get a tubal ligation because of my “young” age. Ugh. No wonder our infant and child mortality now is almost that of a third world country. Getting a vaccination today is like Wheel of Misfortune Russian roulette.

    If Only doctors and hospitals and phds in general would seriously grow some and stand up to these big pharmaceutical and insurance thugs & pimps once and for all of humankind- they would have to change their ways!!! It would work if enough of them did it together at once. It could definitely be done.

    But I suppose the idea of that is just too inconvenient…Too vexing perhaps? Too busy pushing and hustling that nasty vaxx…tis the season right? And “Curing” the sick…? Most Doctors and biologists/scientists/pharmacists today are nothing but cold self-serving ruthless robots. Broken records. “Woke” my a55. It’s pathetic. I pray for a miracle. I commend the ones who do these honest unbiased studies and publish this research and speak up. Truly the heroes of our ever sickly generation…my heroes at least.

  12. Jul 12, 2019 The Threat of Fetal DNA In Vaccines

    Dr. Theresa Deisher presents the dangers of residual human fetal DNA fragments are an unstudied risk to vaccine recipients, yet there’s a growing scientific body of knowledge demonstrating the high likelihood of autoimmune response and gene mutations in children with a genetic vulnerability.

  13. Great article! Jul 12, 2019 The Threat of Fetal DNA In Vaccines

    Dr. Theresa Deisher presents the dangers of residual human fetal DNA fragments are an unstudied risk to vaccine recipients, yet there’s a growing scientific body of knowledge demonstrating the high likelihood of autoimmune response and gene mutations in children with a genetic vulnerability.

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