FRONT ROYAL, VA – June 5, 2020 / The Population Research Institute (PRI), headed by Steven W. Mosher, recently launched their #CleanVaccine petition to President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Secretary of Human Health Services Alex Azar, to stop using aborted babies for COVID-19 vaccine research. As of this release, approximately two thousand signers have sent their letters, advocating for ethical vaccines.
Mosher encourages persons from all walks of life, who care about human life, to sign this petition. “There are a plentitude of ethical means for developing vaccines against COVID-19, some already in development. Using unethically-derived fetal cell lines, as we show in the accompanying report, is not a necessary course.”
Jonathan Abbamonte, lead researcher on the project, writes, “The race is on to find a vaccine for COVID-19. The good news is that many of the world’s largest vaccine companies are developing promising vaccine candidates using ethically-derived cells. The bad news is that many of the leading vaccine candidates for the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) are being developed using fetal cell lines that were originally derived from the tissues of aborted babies in the 1970s and 80s.” Read the full report.
Abbamonte adds, “For the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is no reason for vaccines to be developed using unethically-derived fetal cell lines. Many of the world’s largest vaccine companies, including Sanofi, GSK, Merck, and Novavax, have demonstrated that it is possible to develop promising vaccine candidates using ethically-derived cells such as Vero, Sf9, and perhaps even embryonated chicken egg. Ethical alternatives exist.”
The Population Research Institute (PRI) is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to promoting respect for human rights in the context of population issues. To learn more about PRI’s work, visit www.pop.org.
Steven W. Mosher is the president of the Population Research Institute and the author of “Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to World Order.”