Research Exhibit – The Use of Fetal Cell Lines in Common Medications
by Jose Trasancos | Dec 2, 2021 | Abortion, Fetal & Vaccine Research, News, Vaccines
There is a case being litigated that brings the issue of coercively questioning employees about their medications before a court of law. This all started with a blog post by Fr. Matthew Schneider, “If Any Drug Tested on HEK-293 Is Immoral, Goodbye Modern Medicine
.” The following is a version of an exhibit prepared in support of plaintiffs’ counsel. A number of readers requested access to this summary, and I have decided to post it, but any specifics associated with the case being litigated cannot be disclosed.
I wish to call attention to a comment made in the preface of the summary, mentioning the real and very serious impacts this whole issue has had on many individuals and families. We hear the stories every day. Lives have been turned upside-down, careers have been ended, jobs have been lost, families have had to deal with inability to pay the rent or the mortgage, educations have been suspended, grandparents have gone isolated. I wonder if the people involved, particularly Fr. Schneider and those who use his list, realize the very real consequences and damage that has been done to people of faith, conscience, and good will. We have fought on behalf of these people, not because we sought after it but because they contact us in panic and despair, and thankfully, we have prevailed almost every time. Like many, I have often questioned the motive of those who resort to coercion to enforce vaccine mandates. It seems evil.
Here is the summary and list I compiled and submitted.
Examination of the Conway Regional Health System/Fr. Matthew Schneider List of Medications: Discovery, Origins and Development
The origin of this list dates back to a blog post written by Fr. Matthew Schneider in January of 2021. The post originally appeared on his personal blog, linked to here: “If Any Drug Tested on HEK-293 Is Immoral, Goodbye Modern Medicine.”
The blog post was not immediately notorious, as personal blogs tend to have limited reach and readership. The post was brought to my attention several months later, framed in the context of the broader COVID-19 vaccine debates. Fr. Schneider’s intent was to point out hypocrisy and inconsistency on the part of those that took an absolute position on the question of morality, of the use of aborted fetal cell lines in the foundational research, development, and testing of the three authorized COVID-19 vaccines. A statement of equivalence was made, that a great many prescription and OTC medications in common use were tested using aborted fetal cell lines in the same manner as the three authorized COVID-19 vaccines.
The research and development teams for the individual vaccine candidates all leveraged a common body of work funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, that being the foundational research leading to the synthesis of the SARS-CoV-2 S1 and S2 subunit spike proteins. This body of work employed aborted fetal cell lines, specifically FreeStyle 293 (trade name for HEK-293), as an expression medium for the subunit proteins.
Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer all referenced this work in the subsequent development of their vaccine candidates. Beyond that, all three companies used aborted fetal cell lines as expression media for development and testing purposes. This is not disputable as the specific applications are documented in the scientific literature.
A thorough review of the use of aborted fetal cell lines in the research, development and testing of the three authorized (and one approved) vaccine leads one to conclude that these vaccines would not exist but for the use of aborted fetal cell lines.
This establishes the foundation upon which one evaluates the statement of equivalence. I did so in May of 2021 in the following article, posted on the Children of God for Life, Inc., website: “Let’s Get a Few Things Cleared Up: Testing, Cell Lines, and Fetal Tissue.”
The commentary did not originally include a summary of the underlying research. The research summary for the fourteen medications selected from the list was subsequently posted on the Children of God for Life, Inc., website in September of 2021 in response to requests from readership. The summary, combined with additional research, follows these prefacing comments.
The general argument and a good portion of the list of medications presented by Fr. Matthew Schneider was used by Conway Regional Health System, a hospital in Conway, Arkansas, as a means to pressure and further burden employees seeking religious exemptions from vaccine mandates. This approach has since been adopted by many other organizations and one may conclude that the reason for this adoption is the same, to further pressure and burden individuals seeking reasonable accommodation for their sincerely held religious beliefs, claiming relief from mandatory vaccine policies. I offer these observations from an authoritative and credible position, having personally counseled many hundreds of individuals seeking religious exemptions from these mandates and having seen the exact same list used by many organizations, among them federal contractors, government employers at the local/state/federal level and employers in the private sector. This argument and general line of thought has caused a great many people of faith and good will a great deal of stress and upheaval in their lives, at times leading to the loss of careers, the indefinite suspension of education and anguish over how to provide for their families.
In the pages that follow, it is quite clear that the origins of most of the listed medications pre-date the availability of aborted fetal cell lines and cell strains. HEK-293, the most commonly used of the aborted fetal cell lines, was deposited in 1973 and was made available to the medical research community in 1977. It would be impossible for any drug developed before 1977 to satisfy the statement of equivalence presented by Fr. Matthew Schneider and subsequently extended by Conway Regional Health System and other organizations
That aborted fetal cell lines are liberally used in medical research is absolutely true...