As you may already know aborted human fetal cells are used to culture active agents in preparation of many vaccines. Here is a table of various vaccines which used fetal cells and with them a list shown of some ethical alternatives that did not use aborted baby products.
Let’s put aside the whole issue of whether you are pro-vax or anti-vax. I want to ask the following question and I would like your feedback in the Comments section please. Let me know which way you would lean on this.
Is it morally equivalent to say that accepting a vaccine based on an aborted fetal cell line is the same as accepting a transplant organ from a murdered person?
I think most believers would argue that the organ legally given by the relatives of a murdered person presents no moral dilemma. But, can you say “There is no strong moral dilemma in using a vaccine, which used fetal cells in its production”?
Are we just normalising this issue where we have come to the point of accepting abortion as a normal way of life, and that there is no breaking of God’s moral law? Many things in our current society are headed down the slippery slope of moral decline. You might argue that they did not kill the babies to use their cells this way. But are you sure, in every case? Who knows the limits of some murderous regimes where abortion is a way of life (and death). Where will it lead to? Now states are enacting laws to murder babies in the womb up to full term. Some even advocate for the right to kill the baby up to 2 years old. Their consciences are ‘seared like a hot iron’ passed feeling.
Please let me know what you think on this? Post a comment.