Here’s another look into the “pro-life” mind: they are now protesting the Ebola vaccine. The group, called Children of God for Life, is pitching an absolute fit because the vaccines in development use embryonic stem cells.
Well, the alternative is people dying from Ebola, so I clearly can see how they could throw in with the
blastocysts Little Preborn Angels from Jesus Himself.
The group announced that several Ebola vaccines currently in development make use of “aborted fetal cell lines” despite “the fact that moral alternatives are reported as equally effective.” For instance, one vector, developed by Glaxo SmithKline and NIAID, makes use of HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney) cells to deliver the Ebola virus gene. Another one uses PER C6, which is derived from retinal tissue pulled from a fetus aborted at 18 weeks.
The leader of the group, Debi Vinnedge, said that “It is completely irresponsible of this Administration to put these problem vaccines on fast-track for approval and ignore the fact that a massive number of people may very well refuse them. Why not fast track a product that everyone can use in good conscience?”
What makes these people think they’re so special? The process could involve prayer and holy water; anti-vaxxers are still going to run screaming from it, just on principal. Of course, the “everyone” in that statement doesn’t mean “everyone;” it’s a Majestic Plural. Vinnedge doesn’t care about other people’s consciences.
I’d also note that these
blastocysts Little Preborn Angels from Jesus Himself never stood a chance of becoming babies, so any moral concerns they may have are devoid of substance — as usual. Furthermore, I doubt someone dying from Ebola is going to be very picky about the thing that’s going to be saving their lives. But never mind that, there’s someone upset over the process, so let’s stop the whole thing and soothe their concerns.
How about “no?”
h/t Crooks and Liars