According to OneNewsNow, Merck Pharmaceutical has decided to produce vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella by only using cells from aborted babies. It previously used animal cells in the manufacture of MMR vaccines.
The product insert from the Merck MMR II vaccine has the following introduction:
M-M-R II(MEASLES, MUMPS, and RUBELLA VIRUS VACCINE LIVE)
M-M-R * II (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live) is a live virus vaccine for vaccination against measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella (German measles). M-M-R II is a sterile lyophilized preparation of
(1) ATTENUVAX * (Measles Virus Vaccine Live), a more attenuated line of measles virus, derived from Enders' attenuated Edmonston strain and propagated in chick embryo cell culture;
(2) MUMPSVAX * (Mumps Virus Vaccine Live), the Jeryl Lynn ** (B level) strain of mumps virus propagated in chick embryo cell culture; and
(3) MERUVAX * II (Rubella Virus Vaccine Live), the Wistar RA 27/3 strain of live attenuated rubella virus propagated in WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts. 1,2
1 Plotkin, S.A.; Cornfeld, D.; Ingalls, T.H.: Studies of immunization with living rubella virus: Trials in children with a strain cultured from an aborted fetus, Am. J. Dis. Child. 110: 381-389, 1965.
2 Plotkin, S.A.; Farquhar, J.; Katz, M.; Ingalls, T.H.: A new attenuated rubella virus grown in human fibroblasts: Evidence for reduced nasopharyngeal excretion, Am. J. Epidemiol. 86: 468-477, 1967.
Click here for a list of US AND CANADA - ABORTED FETAL CELL LINE PRODUCTS AND ETHICAL ALTERNATIVES http://www.cogforlife.org/fetalvaccines.htm