Media Release 9 February 2021
It is immoral to murder the innocent and defenceless unborn in order to develop a vaccine to combat Coronavirus.
Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern entreats us to be kind. It is of great concern that the Labour government has seen fit to contract for the purchase of vaccines to protect our community from Coronavirus that have utilised cell lines from healthy babies that have been killed before birth. By purchasing these vaccines Right to Life believes that the government is giving consent to the killing of these defenceless children.
The babies chosen were of 12 or more weeks gestation. The babies were delivered by caesarean section as the researches required the babies in good condition and undamaged. The babies would probably be alive and experiencing excruciating pain. The researchers would immediately remove the kidney from the living child without anaesthetic to avoid damaging the kidney. This was a planned assault on the defenceless baby by mother, doctors, nurses and the vaccine development team who had given consent to the diabolical killing of the child for the purpose of developing a cell line for the development of a vaccine to combat Covid 19.
This is a violation of the inalienable right to life of hundreds of babies who were selected to participate in experiments to produce suitable cell lines for the development and testing of vaccines.
The government has agreements to purchase four vaccines. The vaccines purchased from Pfizer & BioNTech and Novarax have been produced ethically without the use of cell lines from aborted babies. There has however, been some testing using the cell lines of aborted babies. Vaccines purchased from Astra Zeneca and Jannsen Pharmacutica have been developed and tested with 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.
Is the government aware of the violation of human rights and the appalling atrocities perpetrated in the killing of the defenceless unborn to produce these unethical cell lines? If the government is aware, why has it not concluded that these vaccines are unethically produced and are totally unacceptable?
Right to Life wrote to the Minister of Health in March, 2017 and again in May, 2020 submitting that the government should only purchase vaccines that did not involve cell lines from aborted babies. Vaccines can be developed successfully with cell lines that are not derived from aborted babies.
The murder of unborn children is intrinsically evil, it is always a grave offence to the Creator and a crime against the unborn child, the weakest and most defenceless member of the human family.
Right to Life requests that the government take the following action:-
- Cancel the purchase of unethical vaccines from Jannsen Pharmacutica and from Astra Zeneca.
- Request Pfizer & BioNTech and Novabax to provide vaccines that are not tested using cell lines from aborted babies.
- Purchase only vaccines that have been ethically developed and tested without the use of cell lines from aborted babies.
Every person has a duty to protect their health, the health of their family and that of the community. Every person also has the right to act in accordance with their informed conscience to accept or reject vaccination. The government has a duty to the community to provide only ethically produced and tested vaccines, there is no necessity for the government to purchase vaccines that are irrevocably tainted with the blood of the innocent unborn, the weakest and most defenceless member of our human family.
Right to Life