Much of the information contained in this blog is taken from the White Paper: Abortion, the Human Fetal Cell Industry, and Vaccines by Tanya Foster M.A. (Download here.)

“Without realizing it, we who have faithfully trusted the recommended vaccine schedule for our children for the better part of six decades have become unwittingly complicit in the abortive human fetal cell industry.”

If you are anything like me, all you learned about vaccines in school and from your doctor went something like this:

Vaccines are dead viruses in saline solution…maybe with a preservative? They trigger an immune response to help you fight the real virus should you encounter it so you don’t fall dangerously ill or spread the illness to others.

The end.

Sound familiar?

If only that were true.

Vaccines are far more than antigen (virus) in solution. For one, the virus must be cultured (grown) on living cells. Sometimes animal cells are used, but other vaccines are actually cultured on human fetal cell lines.

Human fetal cell lines are derived from the tissues of aborted babies.

WI-38 is the name of the first human fetal cell line, and was developed in the 1960’s by Dr. Leonard Hayflick of the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hayflick’s first cell line was WI-1: Wistar Institute, 1st fetal sample. Since Roe v. Wade was yet 10 years away, Hayflick partnered with colleague Dr. Sven Gard of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Gard’s laboratory was able to obtain aborted fetuses, dissect the tissue, and pass it along to the Wistar Institute.

The WI-1 cell line turned out to be unsuitable for vaccine production, as were the next 36 cell lines. It wasn’t until number 38 that a viable cell line was obtained from the lung tissue of an aborted three to four-month-old baby girl. The WI line continued through WI-44 without any other suitable tissue samples.

More than 23 and as many as 38 babies were sacrificed in the Wistar Institute series that resulted in WI-38. To this day, despite its age and the many mutations it has since undergone, WI-38 is used in the manufacturing of the MMR-II, ProQuad (MMRV), Varivax (chicken pox), and Adenovirus vaccines.

WI-38 is not the only human fetal cell line used to manufacture vaccines. For example, RA 27/3 was developed by Merck and a research team led by Dr. Stanley Plotkin, also of the Wistar Institute, who likewise partnered with Dr. Sven Gard for fetal tissue procurement. Plotkin obtained seventy six embryos for the studies that led to the development of RA 27/3 (Rubella Abortus, 27th fetus, 3rd tissue culture explant). This is the cell line from which the rubella portion of the MMR-II and ProQuad vaccines comes.

Aborted fetal cell lines in vaccines blog series:

  1. The Use of Aborted Fetal Tissue in Vaccines: Part 1 and Part 2 (Coming soon.)
  2. How Safe is the Use of Aborted Fetal Tissue in Vaccines? (Coming soon.)
  3. Questioning the efficacy of Vaccines. (Coming soon.)
  4. Vaccine Mandates, Freedom of Religion, and Parental Rights (Coming soon.)
  5. Where do I go from here? A call to action. (Coming soon.)
  6. For Mom’s of Science. (Coming soon.)
 US Vaccines Derived from Abortion
 Disease  Vaccine  Manufacturer  Human Fetal Cell Line
 Polio Poiliovax  Aventis-Pasteur  MRC-5
 MMR  MMR II  Merck  RA273 & WI-38
 Measles-Rubella  Biavax II  Merck  RA273 & WI-38
 Rubella only  MR-VAX  Merck  RA273 & WI-38
 Rabies  Imovax  Vantis Pasteur  MRC-5
 Hepatitis A  Hivrax  GlaxoSmithKlein  MRC-5
 Hepatitis A  Vaqta Merck  MRC-5
 Hepatitis A/B Combo  Twinrix  GlaxoSmithKlein  MRC-5
 Chicken Pox  Varivax  Merck  WI-38 & MRC-5
 Small Pox  Acambix 100  Acambis  MRC-5
 Ebola  Unknown (Still waiting for trial)  Crucell & NIH  PER C6
 HIV  Unknown (Still waiting for trial)  Merck  PER C6
 Sepsis  Xigris  Eli Lilly  HEK 293
 Influenza (flu)  unknown  MedImmune  PER C6

Dr. Plotkin is known for experimenting with vaccine science on people he felt were, in his own words, “human in form, but not in social potential.” (Full 9-hour deposition here, 7-minute highlight reel here.) For example, he tested the rubella vaccine on orphans and mentally disabled children as young as 14 months old. When asked to defend his and similar colleagues’ morally questionable experiments, Plotkin replied, “Mortality must be defined by circumstances and facts. To my mind, the (Willowbrook) studies are justified by the facts concerning risks and by the benefits to society.”

Is that the position you feel Jesus would take concerning the use of aborted fetal tissue in vaccines?

That the ends justify the means?

That the death of 100+ babies (and that’s just the ones we’ve discussed so far) is justified by the end product?

That vaccines are so critical to the health and well-being of the rest of us that abortion and human experimentation can be justified in these cases?

Would He simply pat Dr. Plotkin on the back and thank him for his scientific contributions?

Or would He remind us of this…

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you… Jer. 1:5

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward. Psalm 127:3

But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

If this is new information to you, or if the content is unfamiliar to your church family, please consider setting up a meeting with your pastor to discuss these important truths. (Download paper here.)