If you visit a cosmetics or bath products shop, you’ll see plenty of advertisements that their products are “cruelty-free,” meaning that they weren’t tested on animals. You can also now buy vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and a host of other products, exactly to whatever belief system you would like. For people who pay attention to what they are using on their body, this is great news.
Unfortunately, when you go to the doctor and get your vaccination, you get a shot, which you probably thought was held to the same standards. Except if you’re Catholic and actually care about abortion, this isn’t true, because a large number of the vaccinations out there are built from aborted baby stem cells.
I found out about this from a friend that is a nurse, who was trying to vaccinate her baby with ethical vaccinations. Her doctor was treating her like a nut-job anti-vaccination wacko, despite knowing that she is a nurse. Ironically, in her case, the doctor was not aware of the background cells used to build the MMR vaccine.
The Vatican weighed in back in 2005, saying that while use of stem cells to develop initial vaccines to combat serious illnesses was OK, it was imperative that research focus on shifting away from aborted stem cells and towards avenues such as animal or adult stem cells. If you wondered where Planned Parenthood was selling aborted babies, here’s part of the answer: research universities, including such places as Yale. They’ve done a pretty good job of hiding the issue, probably due to a complicit media and a “science knows best” attitude.
I’ve seen people die of what we would consider routine diseases, and I certainly don’t want more outbreaks of Rubella or other nasty diseases. And yes, my family and I are vaccinated. But I find it completely ridiculous that on one hand we will fight tooth and nail to defend animal rights, but will then so quickly cast our own species under the bus in the name of science. It’s 2018. We have alternatives, including adult stem cells, live vaccines, animal cells, and the like.
Action is needed. Start by writing your Congressman and demand a transfer of federal money from Planned Parenthood to adult stem cell research. Ask your doctor what vaccines you are getting, and if there are ethical alternatives (a good chart is here). Begin demanding that your medical provider stock ethical vaccines. Read up on how vaccines actually work (RTL’s article is a good start). Get smart about how you and your family are vaccinated. Get vaccinated…nobody wants disease outbreaks, but continue to apply pressure to move science onto a more ethical path. Above all, don’t accept being labeled as an anti-vaxer or luddite. Science is a path to understanding the world, but it requires ethics to prevent it from becoming an end to itself. Without ethics, science can justify cruel experiments that destroy our humanity.
Science can cure our body, but it doesn’t have to do so at the cost of our soul.
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