COVID-19 Vaccines

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  • This illustration from the CDC shows the outer structure of a coronavirus such as the one that caused the COVID-19 pandemic. The vaccine targets the outer spike proteins that give the coronavirus its distinctive shape.

    COVID-19 Vaccines

    Several COVID-19 vaccine candidates used abortion-derived cell lines in laboratory testing

  • What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

    Last updated June 2, 2021   Most COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Use Fetal Cells for Production; Several Used Abortion-Derived Cell Lines in Testing; Experts Urge All Vaccine Developers to Use Noncontroversial Alternatives   View short chart View full chart Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) has published a new chart (en español) detailing whether the eight leading […]

  • CLI Analysis: Majority of Operation Warp Speed Vaccines Not Produced Using Abortion-Derived Cells

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2020 Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org, 240-672-2828   Several Used Abortion-Derived Cell Lines in Testing; Experts Urge All Vaccine Developers to Use Noncontroversial Alternatives Washington, D.C.  – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) published a new chart detailing whether the eight leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates supported by Operation Warp Speed are produced or […]

  • Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines

    To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines   Updated June 2, 2021   Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of […]

  • An Ethics Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

    Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Chart   This is Issue 46 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 46: An Ethics Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Programs    This page outlines the ethical considerations involved solely in vaccine production, based on information present at the time of publication. Subsequently, publication […]

  • Pro-Life Scientists: Facts You Should Know About FDA-Approved Pfizer Vaccine

    Abortion-Derived Cell Lines NOT Used for Production, Some Use in Laboratory Tests   Washington, D.C. – Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.  Scientists and researchers at the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) have been studying the Pfizer vaccine from a pro-life perspective since March 2020.   “The […]

  • David Gortler PharmD, FCCP

    David Gortler PharmD, FCCP is a scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. focusing on FDA oversight and drug safety.  Previously he worked at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Senior Medical Analyst from 2007-2011, and as senior advisor to the FDA commissioner from 2019-2021. He is assisting the Charlotte […]

  • CLI Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: Abortion-Derived Cell Lines Used in Production Process

    “For many Americans, the approval of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine raises renewed questions about the use of cells derived from elective abortions. Many leading vaccine candidates supported by Operation Warp Speed, including the approved vaccines produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, do not use abortion-derived cell lines in their production. Unlike the majority of those candidates, Johnson & Johnson does use these cell lines in the production process.

  • Análisis del Instituto Charlotte Lozier (CLI): La mayoría de las vacunas de la Operation Warp Speed no se producen usando células derivadas de abortos

    Comunicado de prensa INMEDIATO: 3 de diciembre de 2020. Contacto: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org, 240-672-2828   Varias líneas celulares derivadas del aborto se utilizan en pruebas; los expertos instan a todos los desarrolladores de vacunas a utilizar alternativas no controversiales   Washington, D.C. – Hoy el Instituto Charlotte Lozier (CLI) ha publicado un nuevo gráfico que […]

  • A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production

    This is Issue 1 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production   Updated November 2020   Introduction As a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus technically known as SARS-CoV-2, the United States and other governments have begun crash […]