Is it true that vaccinations contain material from aborted babies?

Question from a reader:

I’ve heard that some vaccinations contain material from aborted babies. Is this true? And if so, which vaccines are suspect, and how should I respond?

Answer from EPM and Dr. Jessica Farnsworth:

In this PDF article, EPM volunteer Dr. Jessica Farnsworth explains the history of the use of aborted babies in vaccine research, and suggests how prolife families should respond.

Vaccines Using Tissue from Aborted Babies

Here is another helpful resource from the organization Children of God for Life, which lists all vaccines that have used fetal cells, and alternative vaccines if they exist.

Aborted Fetal Cell Line Products and Ethical Alternatives

For considerations related to the moral implications of the use of vaccines prepared from aborted human fetus cells, see this statement from the Vatican:

Moral Reflections on Vaccines Prepared from Cells Derived from Aborted Human Foetuses

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