Now Is the Moment to Advocate for Ethically Developed COVID-19 Vaccine, Says Archbishop Naumann

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Currents News Staff

As researchers try to find a COVID-19 vaccine, an ethical issue for Catholics has surfaced.

Some research involves the use of cell lines from aborted fetuses.

Everyone wants to protect themselves from this virus, but what course of action should Catholics take if a vaccine is discovered using this method? 

Meanwhile, abortion centers have remained open for business during the crisis while other medical procedures are being postponed. The head of Planned Parenthood says the pandemic may have what she calls a “silver lining”: increased access to chemical abortions provided through prescriptions. 

Will the coronavirus pandemic cause people to have a greater appreciation of the value of all life, or is that wishful thinking?

Joining Currents News to discuss this issue is Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.