Johnson & Johnson and aborted fetal cells

Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

stem cell researchA pro-life outreach organization that aims to research facts and educate the public with truthful, accurate, and updated information is reporting that a second business researching a cure for the new coronavirus is using a method that is offensive to many people.

Children of God for Life is calling out the pharmaceutical industry for using fetal cell lines from aborted babies for the research.

"Johnson & Johnson … their subsidiary pharmaceutical arm is Janssen, and Janssen's technology uses aborted fetal cell line PER C6," relays ministry spokeswoman Debi Vinnedge. "This is the second one in less than a week that I've had to report on."

OneNewsNow previously reported that the other company is Modern.

Vinnedge says Johnson & Johnson has received a $450 million federal grant for its research, but people have been contacting the White House asking that the grant be reconsidered.

Vinnedge

"A lot of people have been doing that going through the White House contact form, because President Trump has spoken out and has refused to provide federal funding for aborted fetal research," the pro-lifer reports. "We're sure he does not know … that Johnson & Johnson would be using these aborted fetal cells."

Vinnedge adds that researching with cells from aborted babies is both unethical and unsuccessful. Merck, for example, used the cell line in 2001 to develop an HIV vaccine but ended the research when it proved to be ineffective.

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