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Old 2021-09-19, 01:10   #1465
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Originally Posted by chalsall View Post
I love it! "You want to claim a religious objection on these grounds? All righty, then!" This is also described on webmd:
Sep. 18, 2021 - A hospital system in Arkansas is requiring employees to confirm that they won't use common medications — such as Tylenol, Tums, and Preparation H — to receive a religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Becker's Hospital Review.

The Conway Regional Health System has required the flu shot annually as part of employment, but managers saw a spike in vaccine exemption requests for the COVID-19 vaccine.

"This was significantly disproportionate to what we've seen with the influenza vaccine," Matt Troup, president and CEO of the health system, told Becker's.

The majority of requests cited the use of fetal cell lines in the development of vaccines as part of the religious exemption. The practice uses cells grown in labs to test many new vaccines and drugs, including common antacids and cold medications.

"Thus, we provided a religious attestation form for those individuals requesting a religious exemption," Troup said.

The hospital's form includes a list of 30 common medications that used fetal cell lines during research and development. The list includes acetaminophen, albuterol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, Tums, Lipitor, Senokot, Motrin, Maalox, Ex-Lax, Benadryl, Sudafed, Preparation H, Claritin, Prilosec, and Zoloft.

Employees are asked to attest that they "truthfully acknowledge and affirm that my sincerely held religious belief is consistent and true" and that they won't use the medications listed.
As mentioned in a quote from an earlier post, the Vatican doctrine office (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) said it was "morally acceptable" to receive COVID-19 vaccines that used aborted fetal cell lines in their research and production process "when ethically irreproachable Covid-19 vaccines are not available." So the Catholic Church is not endorsing this "religious exemption."
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