Never–Ending Story of the Use of Vaccines Derived from Aborted Infants. Part I: Critique of Teleological Proportionalism and Consequentialism from the Perspective of Moral Theology

  • René Balák University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Trnava
Keywords: papal teaching; vaccines; proportionalism; consequentialism; teleological methodology


The standard obligatory use of unethical vaccines derived from aborted human foetuses is currently a significant moral theological problem. It forms a serious dilemma of conscience especially when people become aware of the connection between their own actions and the morally wrong act committed by another person. However, a few years after the release of the declaration of Pontifical Academy for Life Moral Reflections on Vaccines Prepared from Cells Derived from Aborted Human Foetuses (5th May 2005), this serious problem was pushed into oblivion. Moral assessment is still dominated by consequentionalism and proportionalism which reject papal Magisterium ordinarium.



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