Tuesday, May 12, 2009


A colleague of mine and I visited U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's office in downtown Peoria today to encourage him to introduce legislation that would require information to be included on vaccines if they are based on aborted fetal cell lines.

The legislation is from Children of God for Life, an organization headed by Debi Vinnedge which has spearheaded this effort. (You can find out more about the history of vaccines created on tissue of aborted fetuses at that site.)

Jed Stuber, who works with me at Samaritan Ministries, went with me to meet with Carol Merna, Mr. Schock's chief of staff. She said she would forward our information to the director of legislation for the district and would also mention it to the congressman at her weekly meeting with him. She reassured us that Mr. Schock is staunchly pro-life.

The Fair Labeling and Informed Consent Act (FLICA) would require all vaccines created on aborted fetal cell lines to clearly state that fact. The point is that parents (and doctors) would be made more aware of ethical problems with these vaccines so they can request alternatives.

Please pray that Mr. Schock will consider the legislation seriously and will introduce it.