- Contact the pharmaceutical companies to encourage the ethical development, production, testing and distribution of all vaccines and medicines. See sample letter and contact information below.
- Contact your representatives and senators and say: “I object to the use of the remains of aborted children in vaccines or any other biomedical product, and I will back this up with my vote and my money.”
- Learn about ways to help organizations committed to ethical biomedical standards that value the sanctity of human life, such as the John Paul II Medical Research Institute.
Sample Letter to Vaccine Manufacturers
I/we are writing to thank you for the outstanding work your company has done in vaccine research and development. I/we appreciate and support your ongoing efforts to develop effective, safe and widely available vaccines against serious, potentially fatal infectious diseases.
However, I/we — along with many Americans — must also strenuously object to the unethical and unnecessary use of tissue, cells, or cell lines derived from voluntary abortions or human embryos in vaccine design, development or production. While many will consent to receiving such morally tainted vaccines for the common good, we do so under duress due to their association with the exploitation of innocent human life, no matter how remote.
As Americans, we must all work to restore the fundamental principle that the dignity of every human life must be defended from its inception to natural death. This duty is particularly significant for the pharmaceutical industry, whose mission is to safeguard human life and health without compromising fundamental ethical standards.
I/we implore you to work expeditiously toward the goal of developing safe and effective vaccines for the welfare of all without human exploitation and thereby avoid placing anyone in the position of having to choose between being vaccinated against a serious disease or violating his or her conscience. It is important for all of us to show our respect for the remains of those children whose lives were taken prematurely, and one way we can do this is by avoiding these cell lines in scientific research and pharmaceutical development.
Vaccine Contact Resources and Links
Angela Hwang, President
235 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Stephen Hoge, MD, President Moderna Global Headquarters
200 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139