Media Release 9 April 2021
Government Purchases Covid-19 Vaccines Produced from or tested on Aborted Babies Cell Lines.
Right to Life is disappointed that the government has ignored a submission sent to the Minister of Health, Hon David Clark on 9 May 2020 requesting that the government resolves to purchase only Covid-19 vaccines that were not produced or tested with cell lines from aborted babies.
Right to Life is therefore disappointed that the government did not include in its criteria the purchase of vaccines that were ethically developed and tested with cell lines that were not derived from aborted babies.
The government’s Vaccine Strategy announced on 28 May 2020 that its strategy was to purchase vaccines that were “safe, effective and available in sufficient numbers at the earliest possible time.” Purchasing unethically produced vaccines was not an issue.
The New Zealand Science Centre, funded by the Ministry of Research, Science & Technology, posted comment from six scientific experts on 27 August 2020, seeking to justify the government’s purchase of unethically produced Covid-19 vaccines.
The government has agreements to purchase 4 vaccines. The vaccines purchased from Pfizer & BioNTech and Novavaxab have been produced ethically without the use of embryonic cell lines from aborted babies, however, there has been some testing using the cell lines of aborted babies.
Vaccines purchased from Astra Zeneca and Jannsen Pharmaceutica have been developed and tested with embryonic cell lines of aborted babies.
There is no necessity for the government to purchase vaccines that have been developed from cell lines created from the killing of innocent unborn children.
Right to Life believes that the government is seeking through its vaccination programme:-
· To seduce the community into accepting a culture of death with the murder of innocent unborn children as an essential part of our health service and the use of their organs to develop cell lines for the production and testing of Covid-19 vaccines.
· To accept vaccines that have been developed and tested with cell lines from aborted babies.
· To disregard peoples justified objection to accepting a vaccine produced or tested with cell lines from aborted babies, by not offering choice of an acceptable alternative vaccine
· To refuse to encourage the pharmaceutical industry to dispense with unethical cell lines for the production and testing of vaccines.
“The blood of murdered unborn children cries to God from abortion-tainted vaccines and medicines. The first crime is to have killed a child. The second is to have used and processed these cell lines. To then use these cell lines for testing is yet another crime. We cannot collaborate in this accumulation of crimes and we cannot benefit in any way from their by-products.”
We may not do evil to achieve good.
Right to Life