The “sordid history” of vaccine production using aborted babies began with the eugenics movement and has become a billion-dollar industry that threatens parents’ rights and fills the pockets of pharmaceutical companies and abortion providers, a leading advocate for ethical vaccines has said.
Speaking to a packed hall in Rome on March 13, Debi Vinnedge revealed this “horrific history,” which dates back to eugenicists like Planned Parenthood foundress, Margaret Sanger. Vinnedge separated myth from fact with documentation from the scientists involved in this research, and explained why aborted babies are still being used in vaccine production today.
LifeSite spoke with Vinnedge, founder of “Children of God for Life,” ahead of the Rome conference sponsored by Renovatio 21. In our interview, Vinnedge briefly sketches the history of vaccine research using aborted fetuses, including the “barbaric” practice of ensuring babies were aborted alive so that their organs might be harvested without anesthetic.
Speaking to the legality of aborted fetal research, Vinnedge also explains that it has been “federally funded in the United States since 1993, when President Clinton signed it into law after intense lobbying by the pharmaceutical industry.”
“There is a huge market worth billions of dollars due to the creation of patents, sale of the cell lines by companies that actually store and resell aborted fetal material,” Vinnedge said.
The founder of “Children of God for Life” pointed out that such research and vaccine production is filling the pockets of “universities, biotech companies, the pharmaceutical industry and of course, Planned Parenthood who was caught in an undercover sting discussing how they ensure obtaining intact organs for sale.”