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Imagine if the COVID vaccine were made using research from Nazi concentration camps, or body parts from victims of unjust police shootings. Would everybody just shrug?

By Jay Richards and John Zmirak, The Stream, April 26, 2021

Jay Richards is the Executive Editor of The Stream, an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute…  John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream, and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”


What if most of the critical vaccines we needed to take throughout our lives had been developed using body parts from Uyghur slaves in China? Or victims of police shootings in America? How would Christians react? How should we?

Enslaved Black Women Were Treated as Lab Rats

This isn’t, alas, far-fetched. It turns out that the pioneer of gynecology, James Marion Sims, compiled the basic data for the science in a likewise horrific way. According to History.com:

Sims, who practiced medicine at a time when treating women was considered distasteful and rarely done, invented the vaginal speculum, a tool used for dilation and examination. He also pioneered a surgical technique to repair vesicovaginal fistula, a common 19th-century complication of childbirth in which a tear between the uterus and bladder caused constant pain and urine leakage. …