Sunday, 21 February 2021

Covidiot News - Christian Fruitloops Lying About the Jab

Precious Life director, Bernadette Smyth
"Jesus is in the womb of every pregnant woman"
Photo: Hugh Rusell.
Northern Ireland anti-abortion group's 'misinformation' about Covid jab causing infertility criticised by WHO - The Irish News

A northern Ireland-based 'pro-life' Christian fundamentalist group are actively campaigning to frighten pregnant women into refusing the anti-Covid-19 vaccination, with disinformation about the vaccine.

Amongst their disinformation is the false claim that the vaccine causes sterility. According to this report in Irish Times the group has been criticised by the WHO for issuing leaflets warning people against getting immunised due to concerns the jabs are "rushed" and that excess deaths are reportedly linked to the jab. They offer no evidence for these claims.

[ there is] no evidence [to suggest vaccines will cause infertility]. Claims of any effect of Covid-19 vaccination on fertility are speculative and not supported by any data. There is no biologically plausible mechanism by which current vaccines would cause any impact on women's fertility.

Dr Edward Morris
President at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
One tactic the group uses is to misrepresent statements by the WHO and the government which state that at the time of their approval, there was insufficient evidence for the safety of the vaccines during pregnancy and that it was better to wait for the evidence than go ahead with vaccinations now. However, there is a world of difference between this ultra-cautious position and the claim that the vaccinations are outright dangerous.

Both the WHO and the Irish government have now removed that caution from their advice, yet the group continue to claim the government warns against being vaccinated during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.

The WHO has warned that this sort of disinformation is "putting lives at risk". They told the Belfast Telegraph:
Based on what we know about the mRNA vaccine, we don't have any specific reason to believe that there would be risks that outweigh the benefits of vaccination for pregnant women. WHO recommends that the same principles that apply to responding to Covid-19 apply to managing this infodemic. We need to prevent, detect and respond to it, together and in solidarity. Misinformation and disinformation put health and lives at risk, undermine trust in science, in institutions and in health systems and are hindering the response to the pandemic.
Last Sunday, Irish health minister, condemned those spreading "unsubstantiated claims" in relation to fertility and insisted that the jabs had been approved as safe by independent experts.


Benadette Smyth addresses the Catholic pro-life, Lumen Fidei Institute's conference in Limerick, ROI
Another false claim Precious Life is making is the lie that the Pope repeated recently - that the vaccines are developed from the cells of aborted foetuses. Although the Pope subsequently declared that this 'fact' did not mean it was a sin to have the vaccine, because there was a greater good in saving lives with the vaccine, nevertheless, his stamp of authority appears to have given this fanatical group license to repeat the lie. On their website, they falsely claim:
The World Health Organisation is one of the largest promoters of abortion in the world. At the beginning of this COVID-19 pandemic the WHO made the false claim that killing babies by abortion was an ‘essential service’. Yet this is the same organisation that claim our leaflet puts lives at risk. Precious Life has produced a leaflet exposing the horrific reality that cells lines from aborted babies were used in the testing and development of COVID-19 vaccines. Our leaflet correctly quotes from Government guidelines which stated the vaccines should not be given to pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding, and women should wait at least two months after a second dose before trying to get pregnant. The guidelines also stated the Government did not know whether the vaccine has an impact on fertility. [My highlight]
The website fails to mention that the advice in the penultimate sentence above was withdrawn, nor does it make clear the vast difference between not knowing something and knowing the opposite.

Bernadette Smyth became notorious during the May, 2018 abortion referendum campaign in the Irish Republic when her organization campaigned for a no vote. The 'Yes' side won by a 2:1 margin and abortion is now legal in the ROI.

It's a curious paradox that we see repeated time and again in fundamentalist religious circles, that those who purport to be defenders of the sanctity of human life are willing to lie to prevent people taking measures to avoid dying from Covid-19. At times, it's almost as though these fanatics see the pandemic as some sort of divine retribution and see it as their responsibility to help God kill as many people as possible.

But it's more likely that these fruitloops recognise that science is a threat to their cults, so develop an antipathy to everything science comes up with, including advice on social distancing, face-masks and lockdowns, and now a vaccine.








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