In recent weeks those who opt out of vaccinating their children on religious grounds have come under tremendous fire. Mississippi and West Virginia are the only two states that do not allow religious exemptions to its vaccination program, with California looking to be the third.
Those that stand on religious grounds as Beltyukov explained, are usually pointing to the fact that many of our vaccines are grown from aborted babies. Many of these vaccines stem back to fetal cell lines WI-38, MRC-5, HEK-293, and RA273, which come from aborted children. While this is bad enough for many to object to vaccinations on religious grounds, the fact remains that there are ethical options for quite a few of these vaccines, grown from bacteria, chickens, and rabbits. A chart of these vaccines and their alternatives can be found at [url=http://www.cogforlife.org/vaccineListOrigFormat.pdf]Children of God for Life[/url].
So the major question we should all be asking is, why are pharmaceutical companies like Merck and GlaxoSmithKline blaming religious objections to vaccines for outbreaks, when they have stopped producing ethical alternatives?