Vaccines, abortion, and moral coherence.

  title={Vaccines, abortion, and moral coherence.},
  author={Daniel P. Maher},
  journal={The national Catholic bioethics quarterly},
  volume={2 1},
  • D. Maher
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Medicine
  • The national Catholic bioethics quarterly
The health benefits associated with relatively recent advances in vaccine therapy are well documented. To mention just a few: in 1921 there were nearly 207,000 reported cases of diphtheria in the United States. In 1991, there were two. In the same year, apart from a small number (five to ten) of vaccine-associated cases, there were no reported cases of poliomyelitis, as compared with more than twentyone thousand in 1952; “The CDC projects that the world will be polio-free by 

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