There are concerns with the vaccines currently being distributed (Moderna and Pfizer) and those still in development. According to the CDC, at this time there are three vaccines in Phase 3 clinical trials (AstraZeneca, Janssen, and Novavax).
The concern centers on whether or not abortion-derived embryonic cells have been used in the development, production, and/or testing of the vaccines. Many organizations and media outlets have published facts and opinions. Some of the facts are not accurate.
We recommend the organization Children of God for Life as a reliable source of information. Since its founding 22 years ago, this organization has been the go-to resource for accurate, up-to-date information on vaccines of all kinds. The founder, Mrs. Debra Vinnedge, has recently retired, and the organization is now in the capable hands of Jose and Stacy Trasancos.
On the website, you will find these pages of interest, plus much more information:
Explains the confusion over the term "confirmatory testing" which allowed some vaccines that are unethical to be judged ethical.
Chart listing all vaccines, updated 1/12/21, with sources of information for each vaccine.
In-depth information on the Moderna vaccine and the use of the HEK293 cell line in it's development
Babies are subject to an extreme amount of pain.
These billboards having been popping up around Illinois, including one on War Memorial Drive in Peoria. They are part of a billboard campaign by the Chicago Abortion Fund and are designed to alert pregnant women that their abortions may be covered by Medicaid.
In 2017, after promising not to do so, then-Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law HB40, a law that expanded public funding of abortion to include Medicaid recipients and those covered under state health care plans. The bill took affect January 1, 2018 and provides abortion funding for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy, and also contains a provision to keep abortion on demand legal in Illinois in the event Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Upon this bill being signed by the governor, Illinois became one of 16 states using their own funds to pay for abortion, sidestepping the 1977 Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds for abortion coverage through Medicaid except in case of rape, incest, and life endangerment.
Illinois is now one of the most abortion-friendly states in the Midwest. Abortion providers responded by opening four new abortion facilities, Carafem in Skokie, and Planned Parenthood in Flossmoor, Fairview Heights, and Waukegan.
Here's how our legislators voted on HB40:
Rep. Michael Halpin - Yes
Rep. Tony McCombie - No
Sen. Neil Anderson - No
An Iowa State University professor is drawing nationwide attention after warning students they could be dismissed if they make arguments against abortion or same-sex marriage in class projects.