Saints Cosmas and Damian - Patron Saints of Pharmacists and Physicians. (Source:- Bibliotheque nationale de France)
Some eight years ago there was considerable public outcry about an American company, Senomyx, who were processing fetal cell line products in the manufacture of artificial tasting processes , which were then being utilised by major food production companies such as Nestles , Cadburys, Kraft, and others in their own manufacturing processes. As a result of the worldwide adverse publicity, most if not all of these companies have ceased this business with Senomyx , although regrettably some pharmaceutical companies were, and still are, prepared to allow fetal cell line processes to be used in the manufacture of their products. I recently had cause to visit the website of 'Children of God for Life’, which is a unique pro-life Christian organisation founded specifically to review the ethical procedures in the manufacturing processes and products of the food, pharmaceutical and drug industry, in particular identifying those companies and their products in which fetal cell line processes have been used. Their records have been updated within the past few months, and as well as publicising those companies and products utilising fetal cell processes , they admirably show alternative products which are morally and ethically acceptable.
‘The Children of God for Life’ is not to be confused with the religious cult organisation ‘The Children of God.’ The former has been in existence for many years, and is a highly professional and respected Christian organisation whose sole purpose is to identify those companies utilising fetal cells from aborted babies in the manufacture of their products, and to publicise their findings. ‘The Children of God for Life’ has the support of the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations, and all who support the pro-life agenda. The religious cult ‘The Children of God’, has a nefarious history, to say the least, and has absolutely no connection in any way with ‘The Children of God for Life’. It is important to be aware of this, for if you Google ‘The Children of God for Life’, both this and the cult organisation come up on the same page, which can be confusing.
Whilst the companies listed by ‘The Children of God for Life’ are based in Canada and the USA, the manufactured products are found world-wide. The latest lists are available on the website of ‘The Children of God for Life’ and I attach the links below. There is no doubt that this pro-life work is of the highest importance. In the years that this organisation has been in existence, there have been major successes in the battle against the use of fetal cells in certain manufacturing processes. The company deserves as much support as possible, the stakes are high, and the adversaries powerful , wealthy, and diabolically orientated. To all intents and purposes it is a classic David v Goliath scenario, except of course that Almighty God is in David’s corner.
There are three links below:-
1. https://cogforlife.org/ - ‘Children of God for Life’ website – home.
3. https://cogforlife.org/wpcontent/uploads/fetalproductsall.pdf - USA aborted fetal products – updated December 2018
I strongly recommend your support for this company. When you visit their website you will find much that is informative, interesting, and spiritually encouraging. Thank you ‘Children of God for Life’ for all your work for the Christian pro-life cause. May God bless you all.
Saint Padre Pio.