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Over the centuries, the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church has extensively addressed issues related to bodily integrity generally and vaccination specifically, including issues of voluntariness and vaccine mandates.


The Church has always taught and still teaches not only against homicide [1]  (including abortion [2]  as a species of unjustifiable willful homicide), but also against suicide [3]  (including the prohibition of avoidable disproportionate risk taking and other self-harm). These moral prohibitions are ancient and venerable.


“The early Christians are the first on record as having pronounced abortion to be the murder of human beings, for their public apologists, Athenagoras, Tertullian, and Minutius Felix (Eschbach, ‘Disp. Phys.’, Disp. iii), … appealed to their laws as forbidding all manner of murder, even that of children in the womb. The Fathers of the Church unanimously maintained the same doctrine. … The Sixth Ecumenical Council determined for the whole Church that anyone who procured abortion should bear all the punishments inflicted on murderers. In all these teachings and enactments no distinction is made between the earlier and the later stages of gestation.” [2]


“Suicide is the act of one who causes his own death, either by positively destroying his own life, as by inflicting on himself a mortal wound or injury… From a moral standpoint we must treat therefore not only the prohibition of positive suicide, but also the obligation incumbent on man to preserve his life,” [3] namely shunning avoidable and disproportionate risk taking.


Even before COVID-19, ethical objections have been raised against other abortion-derived vaccines: rubella (MM-R-II), varicella (VARIVAX), and hepatitis A (HAVRIX). [4]  Outside the USA ethical vaccine alternatives are available, except for COVID-19. [see the Ethical Vaccine Alternatives chart below.]


All current COVID-19 vaccines are derived from aborted fetal cells and carry a disproportionate risk of self harm, so all COVID-19 vaccines should be avoided.


Extensive data on these points are cited and discussed in this vaccine compendium: https://judaism.is/assets/covid-vaccine-exemption-affidavit-and-appendices-copy.pdf


There are ethical non-vaccine alternatives for COVID-19 prevention and treatment.  [see COVID-19 alternatives below.]


From the Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute:


Everyone needs to be personally responsible for their own health and should research the COVID-19 vaccines in development carefully before making a decision whether or not to vaccinate. Children’s Health Defense and the Informed Consent Action Network have been following the science closely and are good resources for everything COVID. They can be followed at https://childrenshealthdefense.org/ and https://www.icandecide.org/covid/.


For an explanation of the various types of vaccines in development, please see https://lozierinstitute.org/a-visual-aid-to-viral-infection-and-vaccine-production/.


You can learn more about the mRNA vaccines and the PREP Act, which will shield COVID-19 vaccine makers from all liability here https://informedchoicewa.org/news/fast-facts-on-covid-19-vaccine-concerns/.


Pathogenic priming likely contributes to serious and critical illness and mortality in COVID-19 via autoimmunity (nih.gov) Dr. James Lyons-Weiler April 2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7142689/?fbclid=IwAR0K3TP_YCi7HDdKs1OOWExYUxGxhRSvbXNLHTtrxIVLI8FFisYEE5MlHPA



We recognize the controversies surrounding masks, social distancing, and vaccines in general.  We cannot make such prudential decisions for you, but can present the array of ethical options.


For a more detailed understanding, we refer you to these sources:











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