Do vaccines contain human aborted fetal tissue or cells?
Take a look at the vaccine excipient and media summary compiled by the CDC (this is where you will find the ingredients and other biological and chemical materials used in the production of vaccines).
Much of what is listed in the table is not self-explanatory and requires additional research and investigation. Ultimately, these terms relate to chemical substances, antibiotics, and human or animal cells and serums (a fraction of blood) used to manufacture each vaccine. While they are not labeled as “ingredients”, residual amounts of the excipients and media end up in the vaccines your child receives at the doctor’s office, and are therefore also unintended ingredients and/or known contaminants.
An “excipient” is an additive which helps to stabilize and/or enhance the therapeutic activity of active ingredients in a drug or vaccine. “Media” refers to growth mediums or cell cultures, which is a mixture of ingredients, in which vaccine antigens are grown.
Aborted fetal cells.
When you read “cell culture materials” in the image above, this is where cells from aborted fetuses/unborn children factor into the manufacturing process of vaccines. Where’s the evidence for this?
“There are two particular fetal cell lines that have been heavily used in vaccine development. They are named according to the laboratory facilities where they were developed. One cell line is known as WI-38, developed at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, PA. The other is MRC-5, developed for the Medical Research Council in England.”
– Right to Life, Life Notes: Vaccines, Abortion, & Fetal Tissue.
Take a look at this informative article by ProCon.org which provides descriptions of some of the vaccine excipients and media. Then go to the MMR vaccine. Under the heading titled, “Gross Mediums and Process Ingredients”, you’ll find “WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts”.
From the link, this is the description of “WI-38”:
“Winstar Institute 38, human diploid lung fibroblasts derived from the lung tissues of a female fetus aborted because the family felt they had too many children in 1964 in the United States.”
The WI-38 fetus was aborted at three months (or about 14 weeks) gestation. These cells are even available for purchase, here.
Now let’s go to the Pentacel vaccine (DTaP, Polio, Hib). Here, alongside aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, and more, you’ll find “MRC-5 cells“. Here’s the description:
“Medical Research Council 5, human diploid cells (cells containing two sets of chromosomes) derived from the normal lung tissues of a 14-week-old male fetus aborted for “psychiatric reasons” in 1966 in the United Kingdom, Eagle’s Basal Medium in Earle’s balanced salt solution with bovine serum.”
MRC-5 cells for purchase… here.
Not just two abortions.
At this point, defenders of vaccines will state that these cell lines were taken from just two fetuses, which were aborted many years ago.
Unfortunately, there is evidence that over 80 fetuses were aborted for the research and development of the rubella vaccine alone:
“The rubella virus clinically named RA273 (R=Rubella, A=Abortus, 27=27th fetus, 3=3rd tissue explant) was then cultivated on the WI-38 aborted fetal cell line. A later research paper by Stanley Plotkin would reveal that 40 more babies were aborted after RA273 was successfully isolated, with virus strains taken from 34 of them.[13A] This means a total of over 80 separate, elective abortions recorded were involved in the research and final production of the present day rubella vaccine: 21 from the original WI-1 through WI-26 fetal cell lines that failed, plus WI-38 itself, plus 67 from the attempts to isolate the rubella virus.”
– Children of God for Life, Vaccines and Abortions.
New cell lines.
Due to the fact that WI-38 and MRC-5 cannot be used indefinitely, new cell lines are being developed. This means that new elective abortions are currently taking place for the continued production of more and more vaccines.
From the study linked above, published in 2015:
“We obtained 9 fetuses through rigorous screening based on carefully specified inclusion criteria… Walvax-2 was derived from a fetal lung tissue, similar to WI-38 and MRC-5, and was obtained from a 3-month old female fetus aborted because of the presence of a uterine scar from a previous caesarean birth by a 27-year old healthy woman.”
“The tissues from the freshly aborted fetuses were immediately sent to the laboratory for the preparation of the cells.”
Residual DNA fragments in vaccines.
Apart from any moral conflict one might have over the use of aborted fetuses for vaccine production, we need to remember that DNA from the aborted fetuses actually ends up in vaccines as a contaminant.
From the Right to Life website:
“The issue of concern is that many common vaccines were developed using cell lines that originally were cells taken from electively aborted babies. The vaccines themselves do not contain fetal cells, but there are significant “residual” biological components from the fetal cells that have been assimilated into the vaccine, including cell proteins and measurable portions of fetal DNA.”
Independent research has found that vaccines manufactured in human fetal cell lines contain “unacceptably high levels of fetal DNA fragment contaminants”. These fragments, while in trace amounts, are still biologically active once injected into the body of another individual via vaccine. Vaccines elicit systemic immune activation and inflammatory responses, which increases the likelihood of foreign DNA uptake into the host’s genome. And in fact, it has been found that fetal cell DNA can spontaneously integrate into the genome of the vaccinated person.
“Residual foreign human DNA and retroviral DNA contaminants in vaccines could contribute to various mutations and diseases in infants and toddlers via DNA uptake and incorporation into their vulnerable cells and genome.”
In addition to this, a disturbing correlation has been found between the use of aborted fetal cell produced vaccines and sudden increase in the rate of autistic spectrum disorder.
“In 1979, coincident with the first autism disorder change point, vaccine manufacturing changes introduced human fetal DNA fragments and retroviral contaminants into childhood vaccines (Victoria et al., 2010). While we do not know the causal mechanism behind these new vaccine contaminants and autistic disorder, human fetal DNA fragments are inducers of autoimmune reactions, while both DNA fragments and retroviruses are known to potentiate genomic insertions and mutations (Yolkenetal.,2000; Kurth1998; USFood and Drug Administration 2011).”
What we know.
Human babies have been and are still being sacrificed for use in the research and development of vaccines. DNA from these aborted fetuses is present in vaccines, and independent scientific research has found that there is the potential for insertional mutagenesis to occur within the vaccinated person. Unfortunately, vaccine manufacturers do not test their products for mutagenic potential. The long term adverse effects of using aborted fetal cells for vaccine production are virtually unknown, yet millions of these vaccines are administered every day.
*The ultrasound image used for this article is the image of my daughter at 14-weeks gestation.
Human cell line PER.C6: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X00005089
Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, Human Fetal Products: http://soundchoice.org/aborted-fetal-products/
Development of the WI-38 cell line: https://www.nature.com/news/medical-research-cell-division-1.13273
Interview with Marcella Piper-Terry on the use of aborted fetuses for vaccine production: http://healthfreedomidaho.org/tainted-vaccines