Monday, March 09, 2009

Bishop Vasa says vaccines from fetal cells not morally neutral

The good bishop mentioned that he was opening up a can of worms, but he forged ahead valiantly to explain to Oregoneons that vaccines like the MMR are made with aborted fetal cells and that Catholics should seek alternatives.

Last week, I included the statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on this issue. In reality the Congregation used the vaccine issue as an example rather than addressing the issue directly: “Thus, for example, danger to the health of children could permit parents to use a vaccine which was developed using cell lines of illicit origin, while keeping in mind that everyone has the duty to make known their disagreement and to ask that their healthcare system make other types of vaccines available.”

Thank you Bishop Vasa for speaking the truth that many have discovered and tried to share with others, often meeting with denial and disbelief.
Catholics DO have what qualifies for a religious exemption to such shots in the 48 states where exemptions are granted.
The only problem is that the alternative vaccines can be next to impossible to find.
A good resource for which vaccines do not contain aborted fetal cells is Children of God for Life.
Read the entire story here.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date on this issue. How cruelly ironic, saving babies' lives with the lives of other babies. We were just discussing this in our parish pro-life meeting today and some of us needed to be updated.