DISCLAIMER: This is an opinion piece by Christian Hacking
The ethical vaccine debate
On Wednesday this week Emeritus paediatric professor at UCL- John Wyatt debated David Brennan from Brephos (the Greek word for child, in and outside of the womb) on whether Christians should accept vaccines that use fetal tissue cell lines in their production. The debate was a friendly affair between brothers, with plenty of agreement around the facts, and a charming moment at the end where each of the debaters introduced the others' website. This said, the debate did clarify a fundamental difference between the two men's ethical approach to the vaccines and the Scriptures.Read more
The Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is produced in cell lines derived from abortions — by contrast Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines used them in testing, which some argue may put them in the same moral category.
The debate around the morality of fetal tissue vaccines frequently both contains and hinges upon faulty assumptions — thus, whichever side you stand on, it's worth considering the most common ones.Read more
Updated 7 June 2021 - contribution by Christian Hacking
ORGAN HARVESTING TODAY
Karin* was just three months old** when her mother chose to take her to a clinic in 1962 to have her put to death by medical professionals. Both Karin and her mother were healthy. Karin’s mother knew they were going to kill her baby, but she had no inkling as to what they would do next. Instead of incinerating, burying, or throwing her little body away, they wrapped it in sterile green cloth and sent it to the Karolinska Institute in northwest Stockholm to be dissected and harvested for medical research.
Neither Karin nor her mother gave consent for her organs to be harvested in this way.
Karin didn’t consent to be killed either.
Her lung was sent to the USA and used to create the cell line WI-38.
She was the 32nd baby they used.Read more
What is HEK 293?
HEK 293 is a human cell line created using a kidney from a dissected unborn baby in the Netherlands between 1972 and 1973. It is the second most common cell line and is used extensively in “pharmaceutical and biomedical research”. It is also used in vaccine creation and cancer research.Read more