In April, 2009, a draft report from NVAC raised the question of whether the apparent cause of autism coming from vaccinations was not due to the presence of mercury but instead might be due to the presence of, and an interaction with, the aborted fetus (human) DNA in the vaccine. Teresa Deisher reported:
The NVAC draft report recommends further study of the potential for vaccines to contribute to autism in children who have underlying mitochondrial disease, a worthwhile study given the clinical history of such children developing autism after vaccinations (see Poling case). What the NVAC has overlooked, however, in their recommendations, is that epidemic regressive autism is associated with the switch from using animal cells to produce vaccines to the use of aborted human fetal cells for vaccine production. Now when we vaccinate our children, some vaccines also deliver contaminating aborted human fetal DNA. The safety of this has never been tested.
There is more news coming to light. James Tillman reports further scientific progress;
PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Dr. Theresa Deisher, founder of the pro-life Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, presented a study revealing the link between autism and aborted fetal DNA in vaccinations at the International Meeting for Autism Research in May.
“The temporal connection between the introduction of aborted fetal DNA and autism rises is found over decades and across continents,” Dr. Deisher told LifeSiteNews. “This temporal connection is more compelling than any mercury connection,” which, she said, had no temporal connection to rising rates of autism.
As the abstract of the study indicates, autism rates in the US and the UK began to increase around the same time that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine switched from using animal cells to using human cells that had been derived from aborted fetuses.
There is much more to say, and precision is required so that our response is not that of an irrational reactionary, but an honest, Christian pro-life response to a real need which goes ignored. Dr. Deisher (PhD) arrived at this end in her argument’s abstract:
Results: The average human DNA fragment length in rubella vaccine was 220 base pairs. Out of 1145 hotspots in the X-chromosome, 25 hotspots are located in 5 of 15 X-chromosome AAGs, between the transcription start and end sites. These genes are NLGN3 and NLGN4X (neuroligins involved in synapse formation), AFF2 and IL1RAPL1 (involved in X-linked mental retardation), and GRPR (gastrin releasing peptide receptor).
Conclusions: Autism-associated genes in the X-chromosome contain multiple regions where potential insertion of short, non-host homologous DNA can occur. With new knowledge due to the human genome project, particularly in regards to SNPs and epigenetics, further work must be done to understand the implications of integrated residual human DNA to the etiology of autism.
What sits before us is an ethical quandary. First, there are many who feel that, before this was known, that the damage was already done years ago with the use of fetal cells (sometimes obtained via abortion, otherwise via the laboratory) in the development of these vaccines (chicken pox and others). The understanding is that the damage was done long ago and that we benefit today without any further harm being done. (This same argument applied to things like surgery which, in the past, involved some rather gruesome experimentation, and even land ownership as it was taken from the American Indians. But since the present company had nothing to do with either situation, we simply live today and behave properly ourselves and accept our current situation as it is.)
There are also those who reject any vaccine ever made with human material in a situation which involved the unnecessary taking of human life.
But this adds another level to the issue, and not just for the Christian: Shall we continue to dispense vaccines which can be shown to be deficient enough that they will cause problems? This goes beyond the random issues that are involved in individual reactions. This situation is indicated by the presence of foreign DNA that, apparently, should not be in the material, but is seems to minute to filter out. When the technology arrives to filter it out, then we have an improved situation. but until then we are stuck with knowingly dispensing vaccines that are apparently impure and ones which will create problems for some recipients.
The practical person may say that the vaccine still serves the greater good and provides the best benefit to the most people. It is that type of thinking that will, in the practical mind, make us a better race of humans. More fit. Better disease survivability. A stronger race all around.
This is where our Christian pro-life ethic can shine. It is up to us to protect life. The practical people certainly have not been doing it.