A prominent pro-life scientist urged pharmaceutical companies to stop using cells from aborted babies for vaccines this week after a whistleblower accused Pfizer of trying to hide the connection between its new COVID-19 vaccine and abortion.
Dr. David Prentice, vice president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, said the company easily could have avoided a public relations crisis by using ethical materials to create its new COVID-19 vaccine.
“Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies should commit to no longer using the antiquated science of fetal cells and instead use ethically-sourced alternatives as are routinely used for many other medications,” Prentice said.
Earlier this week, a whistleblower at Pfizer told Project Veritas that corporate executives tried to avoid mentioning the fetal cell lines that the company used to test its COVID vaccine.
In emails exposed by Pfizer employee Melissa Strickler, corporate leaders said they wanted to “avoid having the information on fetal cells floating out there” and “tried really hard” not to share information about the connection between the vaccine and abortion unless it is “strictly necessary and mission critical.”
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Prentice said he understands why Pfizer executives wanted to downplay the use of fetal cell lines in their COVID-19 vaccine testing.
“Pfizer executives had reason to worry,” he said. “The unnecessary and unethical use of fetal cell lines in vaccine testing is very controversial.
“We see that in the thousands and thousands of people who regularly view Charlotte Lozier Institute’s vaccine research and in the dozens of vaccine-related questions we receive on a daily basis,” Prentice continued. “A greater respect for ethics would also increase vaccine acceptance and marketability.”
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine does not contain actual cells from aborted babies, but it was tested with a fetal cell line, HEK293T. That cell line was created with cells from an aborted baby that have been grown and multiplied in a lab for years, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute.
Based on the emails that the whistleblower provided to Project Veritas, it appears that Pfizer executives knew many Americans would object to the vaccine if they knew it was tested with a cell line created from an aborted baby.
All of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines have links to abortion, though none contain actual cells from aborted babies.
The companies Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca used cell lines created from babies who were aborted decades ago in the development and testing of their vaccines. The connections between abortion and the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are more limited, with cell lines created from aborted babies used only in testing the products.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute has a list of the COVID-19 vaccines with information about whether cell lines created from aborted babies were used in testing and/or production. Find it here.
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