FACT CHECK: Media Attacks Against Justice Thomas and His Claims on Vaccines and Aborted Fetuses are FALSE
The mainstream media has attacked Justice Clarence Thomas once again, this time claiming he said that the COVID-19 vaccine contains cells from aborted fetuses; their misleading headlines are simply untrue.
It requires an understanding of all facts to see how the media is lying to the American public to spin their hatred of the popular conservative Justice.
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.
The 16 petitioners objected to New York’s mandate on the grounds of their religious beliefs and cited the use of fetal cells, which were obtained from elective abortions.
The Court decided to allow the mandate to stand and refused to take up the case further.
The mainstream media and many notable public figures quickly condemned Justice Thomas for a single statement in his dissent
. “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.The media has worked to claim his statement is a lie. When in fact, it is not. Thomas neither presented false facts nor did he make a false claim regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
He pointed to the beliefs of the petitioners, whose statements regarding the vaccine development process are factually true.
The development of many vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, were conducted using cell lines collected from aborted children.
The practice is common in vaccine production
and was employed to develop rubella and chickenpox vaccinations in the past.
The Gateway Pundit has reported on this extensively over the past two years.
Exclusive: Pfizer’s Nervousness About Its COVID Vaccine’s Origins Conceals a Horror Story
Even though fetal cells are used to grow vaccine viruses, vaccines do not contain these cells or pieces of DNA recognizable as human DNA. When viruses grow in cells, the cells are killed because, in most cases, the new viruses burst the cells to be released. Once the vaccine virus is produced, it is purified to remove cellular debris and growth reagents.
Vaccines for varicella (chickenpox)
, hepatitis A
, and COVID-19
are all made by growing the viruses in fetal cells.
Multiple health agencies and authorities have confirmed this fact
regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. In various stages of vaccine development and manufacturing, some of the COVID-19 vaccines used cells originally isolated from fetal tissue (often referred to as fetal cells), some originally derived from an aborted fetus. Even National Geographic shared detailed information
about the vaccine’s development using this method.
However, in pure ignorance of the facts, as has become the norm, many spoke out in condemnation of the Justice, calling him an extremist and religious fanatic.
NBC called Thomas’ statement “debunked,” as if to fact-check him as misleading when again, we know it was neither his own statement nor a false fact.
Even NBC said
in their fact-check that “Pfizer and Moderna used fetal cell lines early in their Covid vaccine development
to test the efficacy of their formulas, as other vaccines have in the past. The fetal tissue used in these processes came from elective abortions.”
The news outlet Politico also perpetuated the false headlines meant to condemn Thomas.
Clarence Thomas claimed in a dissenting opinion that Covid vaccines are derived from the cells of “aborted children.”
No Covid vaccines in the U.S. contain the cells of aborted fetuses. https://t.co/13YartfO5Z
— POLITICO (@politico) June 30, 2022
MSNBC called it a discredited claim, which again is a lie.
No, Clarence Thomas. That's not how Covid vaccines are created. – @MaddowBloghttps://t.co/4Za6PBEK8P
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 1, 2022
The Independent also followed suit and called the statement from Thomas false, again another misleading and entirely untrue statement from the media.
#ClarenceThomas wrongly suggests ‘aborted children’ cells are used in Covid vaccines https://t.co/r7Bj1dTe8h
— The Independent (@Independent) July 1, 2022
Author Don Winslow capitalized on the statement and misleading headlines calling for Thomas’s removal.
The only chance of possibly removing Clarence Thomas from the bench is by exposing all the horrors that are Ginni Thomas' January 6 coup plans/actions in LIVE hearings.
Clarence Thomas claims Covid vaccines are derived from the cells of ‘aborted children’ https://t.co/H3SEHLwdya
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) June 30, 2022
Others used it to revive Q Anon’s theories, saying they were driving decisions by the Court, after the flurry of false headlines.
Justice Thomas cited QAnon propaganda about covid vaccines having 'aborted fetus cells' in his dissent to SCOTUS refusing to accept a challenge by health care workers who opposed NY's vaccine mandate—& Alito & Gorsuch joined his dissent.
QAnon is officially running US SCOTUS.
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) June 30, 2022
Unhinged far-left author, Stephen King, used the opportunity to add words in the dissent that did not exist.
Clarence Thomas: The vaccines were developed using the cells of aborted fetuses.
Me: Even if that's true, think of it as donating corneas, or liver, or even a heart.
Clarence Thomas: I prefer to think of it as murder committed by liberal snowflakes.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 30, 2022
Actress Morgan Fairchild also followed up, perpetuating the false news through her post on Twitter.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas repeated misleading claims that COVID-19 vaccines were made using cells of 'aborted children' https://t.co/zCkQLcTA8l
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) July 1, 2022
It is apparent, after the Court’s decision overturning Roe V Wade, the media and far-left liberals are bloodthirsty and anxious to remove the level-headed and beloved Clarence Thomas.
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