[SaneVax: Most medical consumers, and some physicians, are not aware that cell lines used in vaccine production sometimes come from aborted fetal tissues.]
From “Cell lines from aborted human fetus in vaccine production,”
Some of today’s vaccines are cultivated on cell lines from aborted human fetuses. This itself promotes ethical questions, which is further reinforced by the fact that few people have knowledge of this fact. Few parents are aware of this when they vaccinate their children, and it is unlikely that the topic is well-known among health professionals. It is reasonable to think that some people based on ethical education and religious reasons will be uncomfortable about this fact. One can question whether this issue is controversial to such a degree that it would be prudent to disclose the circumstances to the patients – in this respect their parents.
Cell lines and virus strains from aborted fetuses:
Among the cell lines that have been used we find WI-38 derived from the lung tissue of a three-month-old girl fetus. Another cell line, MRC-5 derived from lung tissue of a 14 week old male fetus. These cell lines was derived in the 60′s and 70`s, but came into use in vaccines at a later date. The vaccines that have been cultivated on these lines is rubella (German measles), varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis A and rabies.
Virus strain used in MMR vaccine rubella-component are also taken from aborted fetal tissue. This strain is called RA 27/3 and was obtained from a fetus whose mother had rubella during pregnancy and performed an abortion because of risk of fetal damage. RA 27/3 is also grown in cell line WI-38.
(PhD. John D. Graben Stein 1999)