Pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute reported six of the eight COVID-19 vaccines did no use cells derived from abortions.
Most COVID-19 vaccine candidates did not use cell lines from abortions in their development or during production. The vaccine candidates evaluated are Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, Sanofi/GSK, Inovio and Merck.
Tara Sander Lee is co-author of the study, and shared in an interview on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly with Catherine Hadro, “This is incredibly positive and encouraging news that we have now,” she said. “Six leading vaccines in Operation Warp Speed … are using alternative methods that do not rely on fetal cell lines for production.”
Many people in the pro-life community were worried as “Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna used confirmatory tests using fetal cell lines on the finished product,” David A. Prentice, the Vice President and Research Director of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, said.
“But because the company and their collaborators may have used those abortion-derived cell lines in the testing, there is still a matter of concern here.”
Share your thoughts on this story and other news stories on Christian News Journal’s Facebook page here.
For more news and stories of the day from Christian News Journal, click here.