Clarence Thomas facepalms himself
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in a dissenting opinion Thursday suggested that Covid-19 vaccines were developed using the cells of “aborted children.”
The conservative justice’s statement came in a dissenting opinion on a case in which the Supreme Court declined to hear a religious liberty challenge to New York’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate from 16 health care workers. The state requires that all health care workers show proof of vaccination.
“They object on religious grounds to all available COVID–19 vaccines because they were developed using cell lines derived from aborted children,” Thomas said of the petitioners.
Once more for the idiots.
DO COVID-19 VACCINES CONTAIN FETAL CELLS?
COVID-19 vaccines do not contain fetal cells. However,
Some COVID-19 vaccines use a historic fetal cell line in production and manufacturing.
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine used a
fetal cell line to produce and manufacture their vaccine.
- Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine did not use a fetal cell line to produce and manufacture their vaccine. However, a fetal cell line was used in a very early phase to confirm efficacy prior to production and manufacturing.
Cells that make up the “cell lines” used for certain COVID-19 vaccine development came from two elective pregnancy terminations that occurred in the 1970s and 1980s:
- These same cells from the ‘70s and ‘80s continue to grow in a lab as a cell line.
- Fetal cell lines are used in other medical technologies – this process is not new.