Church leaders urge scientists to develop ethical COVID-19 vaccine

A spokesman for the Pontifical Academy for Life said June 15 that the academy is working on a statement specifically regarding the development of vaccines for COVID-19, which he said would follow church teaching as explained in 2008 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the academy’s 2017 note on the importance of vaccines.

Head of FDA urged to ensure any COVID vaccine be free of abortion connection

The chairmen of four U.S. bishops’ committees — joined by the leaders of several health care, bioethics and pro-life organizations — “urgently and respectfully” implored the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure any vaccines developed for the coronavirus “are free from any connection to abortion.”