The Use of Aborted Fetal Tissue in Vaccines: Part I

The information in this entry is taken from: Abortion, the Human Fetal Cell Industry & Vaccines, White Paper, which can be read in its entirety at

If you are anything like me, all you learned about vaccines in school and from your doctor went something like this:

Vaccines are dead viruses in saline solution…maybe with a preservative? They trigger an immune response to help you fight the real virus should you encounter it so you don’t fall dangerously ill or spread the illness to others.

The end.

Sound familiar?

If only that were true.

Vaccines are far more than antigen (virus) in solution. For one, the virus must be cultured (grown) on living cells. Sometimes animal cells are used, but other vaccines are actually cultured on human fetal cell lines.

Human fetal cell lines are derived from the tissues of aborted babies.

WI-38 is the name of the first human fetal cell line, and was developed in the 1960’s by Dr. Leonard Hayflick of the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hayflick’s first cell line was WI-1: Wistar Institute, 1st fetal sample. Since Roe v. Wade was yet 10 years away, Hayflick partnered with colleague Dr. Sven Gard of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Gard’s laboratory was able to obtain aborted fetuses, dissect the tissue, and pass it along to the Wistar Institute.

The WI-1 cell line turned out to be unsuitable for vaccine production, as did the next 36. It wasn’t until number 38 that a viable cell line was obtained from the lung tissue of an aborted three to four-month-gestation baby girl. The WI line continued through WI-44 without any other suitable tissue samples.

More than 23 and as many as 38 babies were sacrificed in the Wistar Institute series that resulted in WI-38. To this day, despite its age and the many mutations it has since undergone, WI-38 is used in the manufacturing of the MMR-II, ProQuad (MMRV), Varivax (chicken pox), and Adenovirus vaccines.

WI-38 is not the only human fetal cell line used to manufacture vaccines. For example, RA 27/3 was developed by Merck and a research team led by Dr. Stanley Plotkin, also of the Wistar Institute, who likewise partnered with Dr. Sven Gard for fetal tissue procurement. Plotkin obtained seventy six embryos for the studies that led to the development of RA 27/3 (Rubella Abortus, 27th fetus, 3rd tissue culture explant). This is the cell line from which the rubella portion of the MMR-II and ProQuad vaccines comes.

Dr. Plotkin is known for experimenting with vaccine science on people he felt were, in his own words, “human in form, but not in social potential.” For example, he tested the rubella vaccine on orphans and mentally disabled children as young as 14 months old. When asked to defend his and similar colleagues’ morally questionable experiments, Plotkin replied, “Mortality must be defined by circumstances and facts. To my mind, the (Willowbrook) studies are justified by the facts concerning risks and by the benefits to society.”

Is that the position you feel Jesus would take concerning the use of aborted fetal tissue in vaccines?

That the ends justify the means?

That the death of 100+ babies (and that’s just the ones we’ve discussed so far) is justified by the end product?

That vaccines are so critical to the health and well-being of the rest of us that abortion and human experimentation can be justified in this case?

Would He simply pat Dr. Plotkin on the back and thank him for his scientific contributions?

Or would He remind us of this…

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you… Jer. 1:5

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward. Psalm 127:3

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

The Use of Aborted Fetal Tissue in Vaccines: Part II

The information in this entry is taken from: Abortion, the Human Fetal Cell Industry & Vaccines, White Paper, which can be read in its entirety at

In addition to the common misperception that only two elective abortions have been utilized in the production of vaccines, is the falsehood that it was a long time ago, and that no more babies are being sacrificed on the altar of vaccine science.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Human fetal cell line development has been ongoing since the 60’s, and in fact, it is fair to say that the practice is now an industry which is supported by the unholy triad of:

• Research labs (like the Wistar Institute)

• Planned Parenthood

• Third-party fetal tissue procurement companies, such as Anatomic Gift Foundation and StemExpress, that serve to make the stomach-turning sale of aborted fetal tissue “legal” in the United States

Most Christians are aware of the activities of Planned Parenthood and the sale of fetal body parts. The undercover work of the Center for Medical Progress in 2015 gave us video evidence of the sale of aborted fetal remains, and resulted in a publicized Congressional hearing.

What was not so easily ascertained, was where exactly these body parts were going and what was being done with them. The answer lies with the third party tissue procurement middlemen.

According to a 2016 House of Representatives report,

“The middleman company often embeds a tissue technician in a clinic on the days that abortions are performed. The procurement company pays the clinic on a per tissue basis. The number of salable body parts in many ways depends on the methodology of the doctor performing the abortion.”

It boils down to this: Third party tissue procurement companies are tasked with finding out what is needed by the research lab they are serving. A worker is then placed at Planned Parenthood when promising abortions are taking place. This worker must ensure that abortion happens in a manner conducive to preserving the fetal tissue for research. Providing this goes well, they pay PP for that tissue, and then turn around and sell it to the research lab. The third party does the dirty work that the research labs are legally forbidden to do. How clever.

You may be asking what it means “to ensure that abortion happens in a manner conducive to preserving fetal tissue for research.” Ideally, fetal tissue needs to be dissected and frozen within 5 minutes of abortion. In order for that to happen, the abortion technique needs to be fast, favoring the needs of the researchers with no consideration whatsoever for the comfort of the dying baby.

An anonymous former employee of a tissue procurement company recounts seeing a set of twins dissected within seconds of abortion:

“The twins were ‘still moving on the table’ when technicians from Anatomical Gift Foundation began harvesting their organs. They were “cuddling each other and gasping for breath.”

Are you wondering yet how any woman could consent to the live dissection of her child? Truly informed consent is nothing but a myth in these cases. Former Planned Parenthood director, Abby Johnson, speaks to the issue of manipulated informed consent:

“I would check the patient’s chart to make sure that they had signed the consent for us to donate their baby’s remains. Almost every woman did, because we made it seem like that by donating, they were helping others… altruism during abortion.”

Water Bag Abortions: Dissected Alive

One of the best ways to ensure a timely dissection of fetal tissue is to abort the baby in its water bag still alive. In this method, NO pain reliever is given. While illegal in the US, water bag abortion is acceptable practice in China. The mother’s uterus is filled with saline, and the baby is floated out of the uterus still in its water bag. This ensures that tissue dissection can be started while the fetus is still very much alive.

Walvax-2 is the latest human fetal cell line intended to be used in the manufacturing of viral vaccines. Walvax-2 comes from the lung tissue of a three-month-gestation Chinese girl who was dissected alive after a water-bag abortion.

Need for aborted fetal tissue is at an all-time high. Human fetal cell lines are now considered the industry gold standard, and are needed to produce the 200+ vaccines that the vaccine industry has in the docket.

If you have (understandably) been led to believe, that vaccines are practically a charitable contribution from the pharmaceutical industry to mankind, think again. As of 2018, vaccines are a $36.45 billion industry. This is expected to grow to $50.42 billion by 2023.

The price tag that we have unwittingly put on these babies’ heads is approximately… $50.42 billion by 2023.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.               I Timothy 6:10

How Safe is the Use of Aborted Fetal Tissue in Vaccines?

You may be thinking this: I had no idea that many vaccines rely on aborted fetal tissue to culture viruses. I am not personally responsible for this atrocity, and for now I live in a fallen world. I must do what is necessary to protect my children, and even my neighbor’s children. God gave us the ability to overcome disease through science, and vaccinations are therefore a tool He has given me to protect my babies from dangerous diseases which could take their lives.

If your thoughts run along those lines, it is understandable, but consider this: God alone holds the keys to science. Creation is His, yet modern science has erased God from the equation altogether. The ultimate hubris is man thinking he can completely understand – and then outdo – God’s design for something as complex as the immune system.

Pharmaceutical companies would have you believe that they have all the answers, and that “the science is settled.” How might God respond to that claim?

“Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know!”

~Job 38:2-5

Did Stanley Plotkin know in the 60’s what is known today about the ramifications of injecting remnants of the fetal tissue of one child directly into the bloodstream of another? No. He did not. And our children have paid the price.

Let’s take a closer look.

The Corvelva Association is an Italian organization that runs independent research on the safety and efficacy of vaccines. Their studies are not run in cooperation with vaccine manufacturers or government entities; they have nothing to gain financially from the results of their work.

Corvelva recently released studies on the MMRV Priorix Tetra vaccine, which is the GlaxoSmithKline version of the measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox vaccine. Findings were disturbing.

First, Corvelva found “an intact genome, belonging to a male human being, confirmed by the comparison between the fetal DNA of the vaccine and that of the cell line MRC-5 used for the production of the vaccine.”[1] This means that highly-mutated genetic material from the 14-week-gestation male fetus sacrificed for the cell line MRC-5 was found to be present in its entirety, and is likely being injected into the bloodstream of every child who receives this vaccine.

When the first vaccines were manufactured, scientists had no idea what the effects of injecting the genetic material from one human being into another would be. Now there is compelling evidence that it is harmful. Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute published a paper in Issues in Law and Medicine stating that:

“The potential consequences of injecting our children with human fetal DNA contaminants include two well-established pathologies:

1) Insertional mutagenesis in which fetal DNA incorporates into the child’s DNA causing mutations.

2) Autoimmune disease triggered by the human fetal DNA in vaccines leading a child’s immune system to attack his or her own body.”  [2]

Additionally, because vaccine viruses must be cultured on live human or animal tissues, there is always a risk that the tissue is infected. For example, the polio vaccine administered to 98 million Americans from 1955 to 1963 was found to be infected with a monkey virus called SM40. SM40 is associated with multiple types of cancer. [3]

The aforementioned Corvelva study also found that the MMRV Priorix Tetra vaccine was contaminated with 4 advantigious retroviruses:

Human endogenous retrovirus K – 32 sequences

Equine infectious anemia virus – 2 sequences

Avian leukosis virus – 2 sequences

HERV-H/env62 – 4 sequences

A retrovirus is composed of RNA, and can insert copies of its own genome into its host cell’s DNA. This process fundamentally changes the genome of that host cell.[4] Injecting a retrovirus into a child is unconscionable, and warrants a look at the cost-benefit analysis of vaccination in and of itself. Retroviruses are associated with a variety of disease states, including cancer.

For all our advances in science and medicine, which includes vaccines, American children are far from healthy. Even if we operate under the questionable assumption that vaccines are largely responsible for preventing death from common childhood illnesses, have we in our arrogance and greed merely exchanged one set of health problems for another?

It may also interest you to know that vaccines have been a liability-free product since 1986. You cannot sue a vaccine manufacturer for any  harm it causes you or your child.

“Congress has created a variety of statutory systems for adjudicating vaccine injury claims. These systems are undoubtedly flawed, however, because they provide virtual immunity for vaccine manufacturers and arguably modest, if any, compensation to injured vaccine recipients. Yet, they provide at least a potential method for acknowledging and providing some compensation to those injured by vaccines. Notwithstanding such administrative adjudication, plaintiffs in some instances rely on state-law tort claims against vaccine manufacturers. Yet state law tort suits are an expensive, inefficient, and inconsistent means of compensating vaccine injuries or regulating vaccine manufacturers. Moreover, lawyers for pharmaceutical manufacturers have lobbed an assault against the availability of tort recovery by arguing that state law tort claims are preempted by approval by the Food and Drug Administration.” [5]






Questioning the Efficacy of Vaccines

Recent headline news…

“Even though all 703 military personnel aboard the ship have received MMR booster vaccinations, according to the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet headquartered in Bahrain, a new case of viral infection will keep the USS Fort McHenry quarantined at sea in the Middle East.)”[1]

“There appears to have been a vaccination fail as there has been a whooping cough outbreak that has forced a Texas school to close early for winter break, despite it’s students having a 100% vaccination rate”.[2]

During the California measles outbreak in 2015, a sizable number of cases (almost one third) occurred in vaccinated individuals. Furthermore, “Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences.” [3] This means that around 38 percent of of the measles cases that were genotyped in the 2015 outbreak were found to be vaccine-strain cases. They were not caused by transmission of wild-type measles by unvaccinated persons. (The measles vaccine is a weakened live-virus vaccine, so some people actually get a form of measles from the vaccine, and can spread or “shed” that weakened virus to susceptible individuals such as the immune-compromised.)

If the information and these headlines have you questioning the science behind and effectiveness of vaccines, you are not alone. Are vaccines solely responsible for preventing deaths due to contagious illnesses like measles, mumps, and whooping cough?

The above graphic from Children’s Health Defense shows us how little vaccines had to do with lowering the death rate for these communicable diseases in the United States. It is perhaps not as impressive as you would have thought. The truth is, proper sewage systems and adequate nutrition were far more important in decreasing the mortality rate for illnesses such as measles. Measles, for example, becomes deadly when the infected child does not have adequate stores of Vitamin A.

From the CDC’s own website:

“Vitamin A deficiency affects the severity of illness and the rate of deaths associated with measles, and it is known to induce severe measles-related complications in children… Vitamin A supplementation given to children with measles has been associated with better outcomes.”[4]

Did you ever see the Brady Bunch episode, “Is there a doctor in the house?” In this episode, all six Brady children come down with measles at the same time. The biggest problem Carol (Mom) and Mike (Dad) face is picking which pediatrician will treat all six as the boys prefer one, and the girls another. Had that sitcom been made today, it would not have been a comedy, but a drama in which the survival of each child would have been touch and go, with undoubtedly not all six surviving an illness that used to be considered a normal part of childhood.

In 1967 before there was a vaccine, the CDC published a paper describing the measles virus: [

• “[measles] has maintained a remarkably stable ecological relationship with man”

• “complications are infrequent,” and “with adequate medical care, fatality is rare”

• “immunity following recovery is solid and lifelong in duration.”

In Great Britain, mothers are not afraid of chicken pox! According to the National Health Institute GB, “The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the routine UK childhood vaccination programme because chickenpox is usually a mild illness in children.”[6]

Contrast that to the current US stance (CDC) where a chickenpox vaccine (cultured on human fetal tissue) has been available since 1995: “Each year, more than 3.5 million cases of chickenpox, 9,000 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths are prevented by chickenpox vaccination in the United States.” [7]

Fear is a powerful marketing tool. Fear for the very lives of one’s children is an even more powerful marketing tool.

There are a lot of illnesses we give no thought to: leprosy, bubonic plague, typhoid fever. Perhaps we are not afraid of those because there is no vaccine widely available at this time for any of them, and thus no profit to be made by fearmongering.

While there is far more that can be discussed regarding vaccines’ role in disease prevention, it is high time that Christians stop operating in fear regarding this issue.

“For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Should we so greatly fear an illness that is usually mild in a first world country with access to proper nutrition and waste management that we attempt to “prevent” it with “medicine” requiring the injection of aborted fetal tissue? Perhaps the cost-benefit ratio does not work out in favor of mandatory vaccinations for those who trust in the Lord and respect the sanctity of life.





[5] Sencer DJ, Dull HB, Langmuir AD Epidemiologic basis for eradication of measles in 1967. Public Health Rep. 1967 Mar; 82(3): 253–256.



Vaccine Mandates, Religious Freedom, Parental Rights… & The Implantable Digital ID Vaccination System

Vaccines have been required for public school attendance for quite some time, but parents who object on religious (or sometimes philosophical) grounds have historically been able to get exemptions in every state except Mississippi and West Virginia. In 2015, California became the first state to repeal all non-medical exemptions. Maine and New York followed. Mandatory vaccination bills have been sweeping across the nation like wildfire ever since.

Most people will easily get on board with mandatory vaccination laws because all they know is that they don’t want their children (or anyone else’s) contracting measles. But what else is in those bills, and what legal precedents do they set? How does this affect Christians since it is religious exemptions that are being revoked? It’s quite the slippery slope.

Vaccine mandates set the precedent that you do not own your own body. Bodily autonomy is defined as the right to self governance over one’s own body without external influence or coercion.

Rabbi Green of Westboro addresses this issue in a recent statement. [1]

“If you find this view offensive or disturbing and would like to continue living in blissful ignorance while the very underpinnings of free society are under attack, then please don’t read this: Who granted the government the authority to mandate vaccination in the first place?

What happened to bodily autonomy? Some point to the fact that the state doesn’t coerce anyone to vaccinate, and as such, doesn’t technically violate anyone’s autonomy. Of course, this is a specious argument. Mandatory vaccination effectively bars a child from school. Depriving a child of an education is coercive. Education is a right, not a privilege. For a working single mother, homeschooling is simply not an option. For many couples who both work, staying home to homeschool children condemns their family to indigence. This “non-compulsory” law forces them to choose between vaccination and poverty… The problem is that infringing in individual’s rights in the name of public welfare is risky business. We’re treading on thin ice, constitutionally-speaking.”

Vaccine mandates also take away parental rights.

So radical are the proponents and enforcers of mandatory vaccination laws, that they are attempting to lower the age of consent to receive vaccinations without parental notice.

For instance, Senate Bill 104 which is being proposed in Virginia “would add, amend, and reenact §54.1-2969 of the Virginia Code, relating to vaccinations/immunizations; minors; authority to consent. The bill would allow doctors or other medical workers to administer vaccines recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to a minor child of any age after obtaining ‘consent’ of the minor child and making a determination that the child has the ability to understand the risks and benefits associated with vaccines at the same comprehension level as an adult.

“SB104 also legally makes a minor child an adult for the purpose of denying the child’s parents or legal guardian access to the child’s medical records that contain information on which vaccines the child has received.” [2]

There have now been incidents of children receiving vaccinations at school despite their parents written refusal. The following incident reported by ABC occurred at a school in Florida:

“Many parents allege that they’d informed the school that they did not want their child vaccinated, only to learn later that the school had done so anyway.

‘I also wrote in capital letters with stars Do not give my child a flu shot. And I signed my name at the bottom of it,” said Krystal Simmons, according to ABC’s Florida affiliate WEAR-TV.

She said it still happened.

‘She had a welt on her arm and she told me that she got the flu shot and she told me she told the lady no and that she wasn’t supposed to and they gave it to her anyways,’ said Simmons.”[3]

Vaccine mandates place a politician in the sacred space between doctor and patient.

In California, legislators have gone so far as to crack down on the number of medical exemptions that doctors can write for children who cannot safely take vaccines. Doctors face investigations into their practices and threats to their licenses for writing legitimate exemptions. The following is an excerpt from an open letter written by pediatrician Dane Fliedner regarding this legislation in California:

“There are many physicians in practice that have been afraid to speak up for fear of retribution, of being targeted by the state, for public censure and loss of professional respect for speaking up regarding these laws—because that is what we often observe happening from what appears to be vindictive agendas by those in power against anyone who dares speak up…

“Although SB277 promised it was up to the discretion of the physician who was at risk and therefore qualified for an exemption, the fact is that the ex post facto nature of what is being now attempted by SB276 to prosecute physicians who were trying to consider the needs of their fragile patients outside of the very strict and narrow CDC contraindication guidelines has sent a chilling effect to any and all physicians in this state…

“How do we decide that this child gets [a medical exemption], but this one does not? Do you realize how many mothers I have had in my office in tears, angry at me because I would not write them an exemption? Do you realize these families, by being kicked out of their previous practice, have nowhere to go for medical care for their children?”[4] Dane Fliedner, MD, MPH

Vaccine mandates restrict religious freedoms.

The Amish refuse vaccinations because of their religious beliefs about medicine and the use of animal products and human fetal tissue in manufacturing them. They are self-contained communities that run their own schools where only their own children attend. When the bill passed in New York to remove religious exemptions for vaccinations, their private community school was closed down.

“NY Supreme Court Rules That The Amish Cannot Exercise Religious Vaccine Exemption To Attend Their Own Private Amish School Of 24 Amish Children.” [5]

It should be extremely concerning to all people of faith that this country, which was founded on religious freedom, would close down a parochial school for its valid religious beliefs.

How far will this go? California has led the way in mandatory vaccination programs, and it might interest you to know that homeschoolers are the next target for their draconian laws.

“Homeschool numbers continue to surge not only in California but throughout the nation. This is something the author of SB-277, Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), believes is problematic and the result of soft laws: ‘We know home-schooling is increasing across the country,’ said Sen. Pan. ‘We haven’t passed vaccination laws across the country.”[6]

Vaccine mandates allow lawmakers to add more vaccines to the mandatory schedule as they become available.

Colorado faced a mandatory vaccination bill in the spring of 2019. In its original form, the bill added four new vaccines to the mandatory schedule that included annual flu and HPV. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease, not a communicable one that can be passed amongst students during school. The bill also stated that future vaccines recommended by ACIP would be mandatory. Who even knows what those might be? This bill failed to pass in 2019, but has been promised to be resurrected in 2020.

Vaccine Mandates have the potential to require the injection of digital IDs in the near future.

ID2020 is an implantable digital ID vaccination system. (Visit for details.)

“Would you agree to have a microchip implanted into your body? That’s the question that Microsoft and a group of pharmaceutical companies are asking… In theory, the practice would have people receiving free vaccinations through the Bill Gates foundation if they have an ID chip implant. In turn, these implants would carry encrypted, blockchain-backed data that allow for easy access to services you can’t normally get without an ID… It could also help social workers and researchers keep up with who is up-to-date on their vaccinations.”  [7]

Depending on your eschatology, this may send chills up your spine. In forfeiting the right to bodily autonomy, are we paving the way for something foretold in the Bible?

“And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17

What better way to set the stage for having to take the mark than by slipping in legislation to pave the way in the name of children’s health.

“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:4








Where Do I Go from Here? A Call to Action

The information contained in this blog series is a lot to take in. It has taken most months, if not years, to digest and assimilate it.

But time is short…

New York passed the bill to remove religious exemptions in 8 short hours.

In Colorado, a bill could be passed to remove vaccine exemptions by May 2020. Other states face similar legislation.

If even one part of this material makes you think vaccine mandates are a bad idea, the time to act is now. The situation is dire, and the need for action is urgent.

Most states have organizations to help fight these mandates.

Contact the NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center) to connect to a group in your state.

I have personally found education, support, healing, and important opportunities to help prevent vaccine mandates in these wonderful, secular Colorado communities:

And remember this…

For Fellow Moms of Science

This material was compiled by a mom of science. I am a health care provider, and a student 16 credits away from a Doctorate in Integrative Medicine. I set the curve in my organic chemistry class. I sat in awe of the God of science in classes like anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, physics, and genetics. Although I ultimately chose an alternative healthcare profession, I still respected mainstream Western medicine, and assumed that science was honest and neutral, even if atheist.

It took me a considerable amount of research and time to wrap my brain around the idea that some of the “science” I learned was industry- sponsored, profit-motivated, and therefore not rooted in truth. I put my faith in minds I considered to be greater than mine, and trusted that scientists put people before profits, that doctors always knew everything about the medicines they prescribed, and that no critical information would be withheld from me no matter how damning.

I was wrong. I knew it pretty quickly when entering the “real world” of healthcare. I started my practice during a pertussis outbreak and treated vaccinated children for that iconic cough… and wondered. I saw a case of Guillain-Barre post-flu vaccine in my first year. I treated a Gardasil-injured teen on Friday.

I lost a seemingly-healthy second-trimester nephew within 24 hours of his mother’s pre-natal vaccinations and questioned. I saw my niece hospitalized following the pentavalent for encephalitis resulting in the loss of her swallowing reflex. I decided that maybe some additional studies were warranted before following the CDC schedule for my own children which now recommends 69 doses of vaccines. Hmm. I only required 13 growing up. And none of my classmates died from chicken pox.

It wasn’t until this year that I discovered the entire story behind the use of aborted fetal tissue in vaccines. I am a Christian before I am anything else, including a scientist. This has become a line I cannot cross.

It has been quite the journey, and has taken me quite some time to come to the conclusions that I have arrived at. I sympathize with your own journey. I thought it might help you to know that you wouldn’t be alone as a mom of science to question and refuse some or all vaccinations for your children.

You do not lose your science-mom status for fighting vaccine mandates. Rather, you become stronger in your faith, more informed than you’ve ever been, and in good company if I do say so myself.

Here is some encouragement from a brilliant woman and fellow mom of science, Ashley Everly, PhD, Toxicology.

Dear Pro-Vaccine Friend or Family Member.