Catholics in New Orleans and St Louis told to avoid Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Religious leaders in two cities say use of abortion-derived cells in development means believers should prefer Pfizer and Moderna

The archdiocese of New Orleans, as well as Roman Catholic leaders in St Louis, Missouri, have told local Catholics to avoid the Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine, because its early development used “morally compromised cell lines created from two abortions”.

The leadership in New Orleans said two other vaccines in use in the US, made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, were acceptable despite having been developed with “some lab testing that utilised the abortion-derived cell line”. The archdiocese made the announcement on Friday.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Catholics in New Orleans and St Louis told to avoid Johnson & Johnson vaccine ———