Ethical analyses of vaccines grown in human cell strains derived from abortion: arguments and Internet search.

@article{Zimmerman2004EthicalAO,
  title={Ethical analyses of vaccines grown in human cell strains derived from abortion: arguments and Internet search.},
  author={Richard Kent Zimmerman},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 31-32},
  pages={4238-44}
}
The fact that certain vaccines are grown in cell strains derived decades ago from an aborted fetus is a concern for some. To understand such concerns, a standardized search identified internet sites discussing vaccines and abortion. Ethical concerns raised include autonomy, conscience, coherence, and immoral material complicity. Two strategies to analyse moral complicity show that vaccination is ethical: the abortions were past events separated in time, agency, and purpose from vaccine… CONTINUE READING