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New fetal-cell lines being introduced for vaccine production

September 11, 2015

Chinese medical researchers have produced a new cell line from aborted babies to be used in the production of vaccines.

The new cell line, Walvax-2, was developed from lung tissues taken from a female baby. Doctors who developed the line say that the abortion was performed using special methods to delay the death of the baby, so that the organs would be healthy and available for harvesting.

Walvax-2 cells replicate more efficiently than the MRC-5 cell lines that are currently being used in vaccines, according to the Chinese researchers. The development of the new cell line undermines the argument, often advanced by proponents of mandatory vaccination, that no new abortions will be required for vaccines, since the existing cell lines, produced by abortions in the past, can be used indefinitely.

“This is exactly what we have been saying for years,” said Debi Vinnedge of Children of God for Life, a group that has protested the routine use of fetal cell lines in vaccines. “The pharmaceutical industry is not going to change their use of aborted fetal cells when they have tacit approval from our moral and medical leaders.”

 


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  • Posted by: - Sep. 11, 2015 6:29 PM ET USA

    In addition to rejecting vaccines for possible problems with autism, many parents are refraining from having their children because of the use of aborted babies in vaccines. This needs to stop.