Vatican Says It’s OK to Get COVID-19 Vaccine Made with Aborted Baby Cells

The Vatican stated on Monday that it is “morally acceptable” for Roman Catholics to take COVID-19 vaccines based on research that uses cells from aborted children. The guidance was a response to some American clergymen, who argued that these products went against church law.The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which promulgates and defends Catholic doctrine, said it had gotten many requests for “guidance” during recent months. According to the doctrinal office, Catholic groups and experts have offered “diverse and sometimes conflicting pronouncements” on the matter.Pope Francis reviewed the watchdog office’s statement, drawing upon Vatican pronouncements in years past regarding the use of abortion-derived cells. It was the pope who ordered the office’s statement to be made public.According to the Vatican, “It is morally acceptable to receive COVID-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses” in the research and production process when there are no “ethically irreproachable” vaccines available.Yet the church emphasized that the “licit” use of such vaccines “does not and should not in any way imply that there is a moral endorsement of the use of cell lines proceeding from aborted fetuses.”

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