Another downside to abortion is the use of fetal cells in making vaccines. The National Vaccine Advisory Committee has recommended further study of vaccine safety.
Although mercury in vaccines has been ruled out as a causative factor in childhood autism, the autism rate is still rising (on out of every 64 children). The autism rate began to rise in 1979 and spiked upward in 1983. After 1983, the new vaccine, MMR II, was produced using aborted fetal cells. Mercury was not present in these vaccines.
Today, more than 23 vaccines are contaminated by the use of aborted fetal cells and residual aborted fetal DNA. There is no law that requires the vaccine manufaturer to disclose the contents of the vaccine. Until recent concerns about vaccine safety, nearly 94% of American children were vaccinated.
The contaminating aborted fetal DNA creates the potential for autoimmune responses. A group of researchers, Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, has studied the effects of fetal DNA in vaccines. Preliminary studies have shown a link between DNA recombination and the autism-associated genes present on the X chromosome. The study produced more questions than answers, but it is clear that more study and openness is needed in the development of childhood vaccines.
Excerpted from "The President's Corner" in Pulse Line, Summer 2009 edition. Pulse Line is the official publication of the National Association of Pro-Life Nurses.