first it started with finding out isaac didn't make the final cut at the pediatrician's office for the few remaining seasonal flu shots. so that was a wild-goose chase. mama was not happy.
then i did some reading and given i wasn't fully informed, decided to forgo the H1N1 vaccine for isaac because i felt weird giving him his first flu shot EVER on the same day he'd be receiving his H1N1 shot...that seemed to be a bit much...though i had the chance, after waiting in line for over an hour. (long story. not interested in rehashing it. hoping my etch-a-sketch brain will just...delete it.)
so our whole family is still H1N1-free.
and if i'm honest, i'm ok with that.
something about the H1N1 vaccine doesn't sit well with me -- however i am very aware that i have withheld a valid layer of defense from my child's immune system. and i hate that as well. he's around kids every day, and wide open to being blindsided by a disease that has taken the lives of over 1000 people, now, in the US.
1 in 1000 die from H1N1. and so i feel torn...
he was a preemie. he contracted bronchiolitis in Feb. his lungs are not as strong as most...
if i read one more article about it -- my head may combust.
and so i will let it rest for now.
no further H1N1 article will be dissected this weekend.
however, can i just say that as i was researching the flu vaccine, H1N1, the CDC website, articles written by doctors, and everything else under the sun...i discovered one of the most disturbing things i may have ever read.
and i did ALOT MORE reading about this subject i'm about to tell you about, because i wanted to make sure it wasn't some hyped up conspiracy...or a right-wing crazy lie. and i can assure you, the more i read, the more horrified i became.
do you realize that 20 vaccines CURRENTLY on the market by big name pharm companies (MERCK), contain the cell-lines from aborted babies?
please click on the chart below, and look under the column "Fetal Cell Line".....
Jill Stanek provided it for me:
of those 20 vaccines, i find two of them to be of heightened interest, particularly in the articles i've been reading.
The Chickpox and MMR vaccines both contain fetal cell lines from aborted babies.
i am not making this up.
even the Roman Catholic Church recognizes it and there are a million websites on how Catholic children can be vaccinated despite the steep moral delimma they face as avid pro-lifers...
A recent report from the Pontifical Academy for Life at the Vatican encourages pharmaceutical companies to seek alternatives to the development of vaccines linked with human fetuses, given the Catholic Church’s objections to cooperating with abortion. (11) The report also points out that in the absence of an alternative, these vaccines may be utilized “to avoid a serious risk not only for one’s own children but also, and more specifically, for the health conditions of the population as a whole – especially for pregnant women."
even the National Catholic Bioethics Center weighs in.
the more you read, the more you discover that the term "human diploid cell" refers to tissue taken from aborted children. it's all right there. how did i not know this?
a website that has been particularly helpful is a blog of a father who provides all documentation from his research, which is astounding.
he has FDA approval letters,
notices of compliance,
research lab paperwork, links and blurbs, such as:
The MRC-5 cell line was developed in September 1966 from lung tissue taken from a 14 week fetus aborted for psychiatric reason from a 27 year old physically healthy woman. The cell morphology is fibroblast-like. The karyotype is 46,XY; normal diploid male. Cumulative population doublings to senescence is 42-48. G6PD isoenzyme is type B.
“In order to sustain 96% of the cells, the live tissue would need to be preserved within 5 minutes of the abortion“ …”Within one the cells would continue to deteriorate, rendering the specimens useless.”
-[Dr. C. Ward Kischer, Embryologist and Emeritus Professor of Anatomy; Specialist in Human Embryology, University of Arizona College of Medicine (Tucson, Arizona) Personal interview 7-02, ALL Conference]
“…50% of the time, the baby would be born alive, but that didn’t stop them. They would just simply open up the abdomen of the baby with no anesthesia, and take out the liver and kidneys.”
-Peter McCullough, The Fetus As Transplant Donor the Scientific, Social, and Ethical Perspectives,” Published 1987**********
now, i also read much by way of defending these vaccines, as well.
many branches of pro-life denominations agree and understand that these cell lines from aborted babies were obtained 35 years ago and that all of these vaccines use strains of cells from mainly 3 aborted fetuses back in the 1960s. so one could argue that by accepting the vaccine, you are not actively supporting abortion, nor did you suggest or endorse the abortion of those children 3 decades ago. i can see their point as well...
for obvious reasons, it goes without say how horrifically offensive i find this. i just have to assume that most of my readers maintain a moral compass similar to mine and recognize life begins at conception, therefore ALL life, at any stage of development is sacred. let's not split hairs...this is a PRO LIFE family. period.
however, there is a clinical angle as well. research is turning toward the long-term affects of aborted fetus cell-lines being injected into children. specifically the chickenpox and MMR, since they are most associated with autism.
it's been clinically proven that mercury does not lead to autism, despite certain communities working their hardest to draw that connection. however, it does seem indisputable that autism onset occurs roughly around the time children receive these two vaccines.
Life Site News wrote a piece about the "aborted cell lines/autism connection" just this past summer. I found the second paragraph to be alarming:
The NVAC draft report recommends further study of the potential for vaccines to contribute to autism in children who have underlying mitochondrial disease, a worthwhile study given the clinical history of such children developing autism after vaccinations (see Poling case). What the NVAC has overlooked, however, in their recommendations, is that epidemic regressive autism is associated with the switch from using animal cells to produce vaccines to the use of aborted human fetal cells for vaccine production. Now when we vaccinate our children, some vaccines also deliver contaminating aborted human fetal DNA. The safety of this has never been tested.
There is no law that requires that consumers be informed that some vaccines are made using aborted fetal cells and contain residual aborted fetal DNA.
i'm not a conspiracy theorist, honestly.
(well, unless you consider the whole "Birther" arguement claiming that Obama has not handed over his birth certificate...there's that....)
i can tell you i found all of this information in less than 24 hours.
it's all there for you to read, if you look.
i guess i'm asking if anybody else has ever heard of this?
and yes, i'm actually asking for your input...your thoughts...your ideas...
i've always done my homework on vaccines, and i've always felt apprehension about vaccines just because the media and a "new wave" of parents have gone into a frenzy over it. and i have delayed vaccines, spaced out vaccines and flat out turned down vaccines based on my research and common sense. but overall, i am pro-vaccine...on my own terms.
but i have to admit, this puts a whole new spin on it all.
and i feel angry, to a certain degree, simply because this is conveniently omitted in the books where i deeply respected the authors.
i will have to do more research, but just wanted to hear that i'm not crazy.
or maybe i am.
OH! and on a final note (for now), and if it's any consolation to people, the H1N1 does not rely on any aborted cell-lines, read more at Life News.