For any who may not be aware that some of the vaccines you are urged to give your children are made from cell lines from aborted babies, Doug Wilson has a post trying to feel out the issue here:
He has opened the comments there and is asking for feedback.
I posted the below, there. It may seem harsh; I hope it is kind.
The thing that brought clarity to the issue for my wife and me was that the continued demand for vaccines and other products, even though made using flesh of babies selected and murdered, is driving a huge system of research money that is using more and more murdered babies for more and more uses. I say it again: it’s not “just” two murdered babies decades ago. It’s more and more babies and more and more uses. From a section titled The Need for Further Fetal Tissue in a very helpful Children of God for Life paper:
“Another key debate that has been used by some theologians and ethicists in determining the moral complicity of using these vaccines has been based on a misconceived idea that the aborted fetal cell lines are ‘immortal’ and hence, no further fetal tissue would be needed to create new vaccines. The term ‘immortal’ is deceivingly misleading and was deliberately presented to the public by the pharmaceutical industry as a means of covering up the fact that from the time these cell lines were first used, they knew fully well that one day further fetal tissue would be required to continue producing these vaccines.”
The implication that more fetal tissue would be sought has proven true, as there are now new cell lines being used and more being researched (each cell line a “use” of a new murdered baby).
Christians are chief among those driving the demand.
And as for “well the babies would have been killed anyway” — the very “good uses” we defend weaken our leaders’ hands when it comes to recriminalizing and stopping abortion. We want abortion. We need abortion. Abortion is good. It helps us. It helps our kids. We would be sick without these abortions and the good things they brought us. Our kids would be sick without these abortions and the good things they brought us. It would be evil to stop abortion. Abortion is our help, it is our need, it is our salvation! We trust in no other. Can it be that this is our Christian confession? Yet look at the hardheartedness toward the least of these. We hate the weak ones, the little ones, and we are greedy for their blood. But Jesus had the little children come to Him…
I would urge people not to use the tainted MMR, chicken pox, polio, and Hepatitis A vaccines, and to teach their children why they do what they do.