- Nov 10, 2006
Clarence Thomas cites claim that Covid vaccines are ‘developed using cell lines derived from aborted children’
Cells derived from elective abortions have been used in vaccine research for decades, including for Covid-19 vaccines.
The conservative justice's statement came in a dissenting opinion on a case in which the Supreme Court declined to hear a religious liberty challenge to New York's Covid-19 vaccine mandate from 16 health care workers. The state requires that all health care workers show proof of vaccination.
"They object on religious grounds to all available COVID–19 vaccines because they were developed using cell lines derived from aborted children," Thomas said of the petitioners.