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New Orleans Archdiocese Warns Catholics to Avoid “Morally Compromised” Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

posted on March 2, 2021

Jaclyn Peiser of The Washington Post details the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans’s moral opposition to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because it used abortion-derived stem cells in production. The statement seemed to contradict a Vatican directive from last year that said Covid vaccines produced with those cells are permitted. Peiser writes, “There is a long-standing debate in the Catholic Church over accepting vaccines and treatments that use fetal tissue, centering on HEK293 cells, which are cloned from an aborted fetus from the early 1970s.”

Read at The Washington Post