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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas based an opinion on a case Thursday on the discredited claim that all Covid vaccines are made with cells from “aborted children”.
The judge, who last week voted to strike down federal abortion protections for Roe vs. Wadewrote that sentence in an opinion contrary to that of the rest of the Supreme Court justices, who rejected a case in which a group of health workers asked to annul the vaccination mandate imposed in New York, based on religious considerations.
While the majority of the Supreme Court dismissed the case, Thomas assured that the health workers oppose all available covid-19 vaccines “for religious reasons” because “were developed using cell lines derived from aborted children.”
According to the magistrate, the Supreme Court should have listened to the arguments of the plaintiffs, who argued that their religious exemption was protected by the Constitution.
The alleged use of cells from aborted fetuses has been one of the most widespread hoaxes about coronavirus vaccines.
It is not true that Covid vaccines are made from fetal cell lines, nor that they contain aborted cells.
In fact, the Vaccine Advisory Committee (CAV) of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP), in the article “Vaccines, «aborted fetus cells» and other irrational theories”, denied “flatly” that cells from aborted children had been used to make antigen preparations.
According to this group of experts, scientists use human cell cultures obtained in the laboratory, a technique that is applied with other vaccines such as rubella or chickenpox.
In Friday’s ruling on abortion, Thomas – the only African-American on the Court and one of the most conservative justices – He also issued an opinion of his own in which he directly encouraged his colleagues to review other past sentences using the same prism as in the abortion decision.
Judge Thomas pointed to same-sex marriage and the right to use contraceptives, which, as was the case with abortion, are not explicitly protected by any federal law, but depend on the interpretations that the Supreme Court made with respect to the Constitution at the time.
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