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Did you know they use tissue from aborted babies for the chicken pox shot?

I had no idea until recently, so just thought i'd share.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:53 PM on Dec. 4, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • Yes, I did.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • i didnt know that
    wendy232425

    Answer by wendy232425 at 12:55 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • well at least something positive can come out of sucha terriblething
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • No I did not know that.
    lilbit837

    Answer by lilbit837 at 12:55 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • I heard that. Wasn't sure about the reality of it. Still don't. Not sure if I want to know.
    Geminus

    Answer by Geminus at 12:55 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Yes it's true.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Wear did you hear that at???

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 12:58 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Human diploid cells are batches of human cells that are grown in a laboratory. Unlike cancer cells, they have the same number of chromosomes as normal human cells.

    Certain diploid cell strains are valuable in vaccine manufacture because these cells can be used for a very long period of time in the laboratory and are a reliable means by which many viruses that infect humans can be successfully and easily grown. Vaccines prepared in human diploid cells have proven to be very safe over the past several decades.

    Two different strains of human diploid cell cultures made from fetuses have been used extensively for vaccine production for decades. One was developed in the United States in 1961 (called WI-38) and the other in the United Kingdom in 1966 (called MRC-5).
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 1:01 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • WI-38 came from lung cells from a female fetus of 3-months gestation and MRC-5 was developed from lung cells from a 14-week-old male fetus. Both fetuses were intentionally aborted, but neither was aborted for the purpose of obtaining diploid cells. (6-8). The fetal tissues that eventually became WI-38 and the MRC-5 cell cultures were removed from fetuses that were dead. The cellular biologists who made the cell cultures did not induce the abortions.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 1:02 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • These two cell strains have been growing under laboratory conditions for more than 35 years. The cells are merely the biological system in which the viruses are grown. These cell strains do not and cannot form a complete organism and do not constitute a potential human being. The cells reproduce themselves, so there is no need to abort additional fetuses to sustain the culture supply. Viruses are collected from the diploid cell cultures and then processed further to produce the vaccine itself.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 1:02 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

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