Media Release 9 September 2021
Right to Life is disappointed that the government has purchased the morally compromised Novavax Covid-19 vaccine which has been tested using the cell line of aborted babies, HEK 293.
It is the government’s intention to use the Novavax vaccine as a booster to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Right to Life requests that the government require Novavax to provide New Zealand with vaccines that have not been tested with the cell lines of aborted babies.
Right to Life wrote to the previous Minister of Health, the Hon. David Clark on 9th May 2020, requesting that the government resolve to only purchase vaccines that were not produced or tested using cell lines from aborted babies, it is disappointing that this request was declined.
Right to Life supports voluntary vaccination, with ethically produced and tested vaccines that have not been defiled by using or testing with the cell lines of aborted babies.
We believe that to conform to the requirements of informed consent, every person offered a morally compromised vaccine has an absolute right to be informed of its unethical production or testing.
The murder of the unborn in an abortion is intrinsically evil, it violates the Fifth Commandment, Thou shalt not kill, and it offends God the Creator.
It is immoral and a violation of human rights to remove a child from the womb and to obtain a functioning organ, and while still alive to remove the child’s kidney to develop a cell line that may be used to produce and test vaccines.
All those who believe in the sanctity of life are obligated to oppose the killing of the unborn and the use of their organs to produce cell lines for use in vaccine production.
The government has a serious moral obligation to purchase vaccines that have been ethically produced, there are many currently being developed.
It is disappointing that the government has not informed those receiving the Pfizer vaccine that it is morally compromised having been tested using the cell line of aborted babies. The other vaccines purchased from Moderna, AstraZeneca and Jansen Pharmaceutica are also morally compromised.
The government is highly commended for seeking to protect the health and lives of born citizens in New Zealand through its untiring efforts to avoid infection in the community and from overseas arrivals.
The criteria adopted by the government in the purchase of vaccines is that they are effective, safe and available. It is now time for the government to include for future purchases as the first priority, that they are ethically produced.
Right to Life N.Z. Inc.