FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leslie Hanks
October 3, 2005
COLORADO RIGHT TO LIFE CALLS FOR ETHICAL VACCINES
Attendees at the 2005 Colorado Right to Life, State Meeting September 24, 2005
voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the use of fetal tissue in the
production of vaccines and proposing the development of ethical alternatives grown
on cell lines which are not tainted with fetal tissue from aborted babies.
Furthermore, the body calls upon the congress to pass the Fair Labeling and Informed
Consent Act, which was introduced earlier this year by Children of God for Life. (www.cogforlife.org)
Patti Johnson, former State School Board member, wrote and carried the
resolution to the organization’s annual State Meeting, at which new board members
were elected and the vision for 2006 was charted.
CRLC President, Diane Hochevar noted, “Our organization believes that all human
life is precious and should be equally protected under the law from fertilization to natural
death. “We commend Patti Johnson for raising this important topic, about which many
citizens are unaware.”
Most parents have no idea that their children’s vaccines contain DNA from
an aborted human baby. “We intend to embark upon an education campaign to help
families understand the ethical and medical implications of this hidden issue,”
states CRLC Vice President, Leslie Hanks.
Unlike Merck, who obtained their rubella virus from an aborted baby, Japanese scientists simply swabbed the throat of an infected child. “Why American pharmaceutical companies have not pursued a similar ethical avenue, remains a mystery,” said the resolution’s sponsor, Patti Johnson.