There’s a news story out this week about a Coast Guard officer who was told that he must take a vaccine that was derived based on tissue from an unborn child that had been aborted.
The officer refused the vaccine based upon his religious beliefs that abortion is wrong.
After a lawsuit was filed by the Alliance Defense Fund, the Coast Guard decided to allow a religious exemption.
“Members of our military should never have to choose between honoring their country and honoring their faith,” argued ADF attorneys in the case of Coast Guard officer Joseph Healy.
I agree with my friend, Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, who said, “We applaud the military for recognizing that Healy is deserving of the same freedoms that he has spent his career defending.”
But, what about parents who face this same decision when immunizing their children.
Is it true that there are vaccines derived from aborted babies?
And, if so, should parents who believe abortion is wrong refuse these vaccines?