During a White House press briefing Wednesday, press secretary Jen Psaki was asked by Owen Jensen of EWTN News Nightly about “ethical concerns” regarding the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson.
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Among those who signed the statement are prominent American pro-life activist Abby Johnson, along with Sr. Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, a religious sister, surgeon, and retired army officer.
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Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says that, while in no way endorsing vaccines derived from aborted fetuses, their use is “morally licit” because “the procured abortion from which these cell lines originate is, on the part of those making use of the resulting vaccines, remote.”
Vaccine distribution began in the United States on December 14.
Taking one of those vaccines, said the bishops, “ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community.”
The World Health Organization reported that 180 vaccines are currently being developed around the world, many of which are derived from cells from aborted fetuses.
The bishops said the Church was praying for those seeking to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus, which has claimed more than 673,000 lives worldwide as of July 31.