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Abortion Concerns Prompt Archdiocese Warning On Vaccine

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Catholic leaders in New Orleans and St. Louis are advising Catholics that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is “morally compromised” because it’s produced using cell lines developed from aborted fetuses. Archdiocese statements in each city say Catholics should choose coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna or Pfizer – if they are available. Johnson & Johnson stresses in a statement Tuesday that no fetal tissue is used in the vaccine.

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