Vinnedge, Debi
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Debi Vinnedge is the Executive Director of Children of God for Life, a non-profit, pro-life organization focused on the bioethic issues of human cloning, embryonic and fetal tissue research. Debi is a nationally recognized author and speaker and has provided written testimony for Congressional hearings. She has appeared on both local and national television programs and has also been a guest speaker on several national radio broadcasts, including EWTN and Human Life International. Her work has been publicized in Our Sunday Visitor, New Covenant Magazine, American Life League's Celebrate Life, the National Catholic Register, Human Life International Reports and several diocesan newsletters and periodicals. Debi is an active member of the Respect Life Committee at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, where she also serves as a sacristan, lecturer and Eucharistic minister to the home bound and nursing homes. She has been married 29 years with 2 children and 5 grandchildren.




Renovatio 21 in Italy speaks out on aborted fetal vaccines

Cristiano Lugli, together with other Catholic parents worried about the cell lines of aborted fetuses. Stated Mr. Lugli, "Our association wants to defend Life as an unrepeatable and divine miracle, and defends Civilization as the earthly cradle of Life. We also support the research of Dr. Stefano Montanari and Dr. Antonietta Gatti, two scientists and researchers, the only ones in Italy to talk about the speech of aborted fetuses to produce vaccines."

Date posted: 2017-12-07

Reprogrammed Stem Cells Are No Pro-Life Panacea

Scientist, Elias Zambidis, from Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering and the Kimmel Cancer Center explained that they took cord blood cells, treated them with growth factors, transferred four genes into them and voila, they reprogrammed the cells to the stage of a six-day old embryo. ... "What they did not reveal was that they used 20-22 week gestation aborted fetal liver and lung in that reprogramming which were obtained from AllCells and Lonza Biologics," ... also used stem cells from destroyed human embryos.

Date posted: 2012-09-24

What a Tangled Web We Weave

On March 29, Children of God for Life put out a startling press release that has raised the eyebrows of even the most liberal thinkers. Senomyx Biotechnology produces flavor enhancers for food giants - Nestle, PepsiCo, Cadbury Adams LLC* (a Kraft company) and Solae - using aborted fetal cells HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney), which were taken from an elective abortion in the 1970s.

Date posted: 2011-04-24

Twisting the Truth in Dignitas Personae

Parents want to immunize their children and scientists want to be able to work within their professions, without violating their consciences or what the Magisterium has taught them. However, the ability to reach that ideal is hampered when influential Catholic leaders either knowingly or unknowingly misconstrue those Church teachings. Not only does this result in unnecessary mental gymnastics of conscience, it has the potential to lead well-intentioned people into error.

Date posted: 2011-02-25

Reprogramming Stem Cells - or Pro-Lifers Minds?

In November 2007, two scientists Dr. Shinya Yamanaka and Dr. James Thomson published their studies describing a new stem cell technique that produced embryonic-like stem cells by simply reprogramming adult skin cells.1 Immediately, several bioethicists and pro-life leaders touted the iPS - or "induced pluripotent stem" cells to be an ethical alternative to embryonic stem cell research and human cloning. For if one could produce embryonic stem cells without destroying innocent human beings that would end the ethics debates once and for all. Or would it?

Date posted: 2009-06-27

Hospice care delivers Hemlock nightcap

After piecing together the players involved in Terri Schiavo's death, it's crystal clear that she was merely a pawn in a much larger agenda, one intently focused on the legalization of physician/assisted suicide and euthanasia in America. The plan was simple: sell the idea that no one should have to live with disabilities; sugarcoat the organization's name and intent; secure funding; and last but not least, infiltrate the legislature, the healthcare network and even the Catholic Church to the point that Margaret Sanger would've been proud.

Date posted: 2005-10-16

Responding to The Call: Is Anyone Listening?

For the past five years, Children of God for Life has sought the help of every theologian, ethicist or clergy who has weighed in on the issue of aborted fetal cell line vaccines. With the exception of a few good moral leaders, priests and bishops, nearly all who have responded have done so as though they were treading on thin ice, so afraid to produce a crack that might actually reveal the truth and awaken a sleeping conscience.

Date posted: 2005-08-10

CNS Deceptive Reporting Undermines Vatican Statement - Retraction Demanded

In response to an article put out by Catholic News Service regarding a recent Vatican statement on using aborted fetal cell line vaccines, Children of God for Life accused the agency of both irresponsible coverage and dishonest reporting of the statements they claimed were made in an interview last week.

Date posted: 2005-08-10

Response to August 2nd NCBC Statement

The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) is dangerously teetering on a public perception that they have some sort of underlying motive when it comes to their position on using and producing vaccines with aborted fetal cell lines. In fact, their opinion on this issue has been so far removed from mainstream Catholic views that they actually concluded it was also morally acceptable for Catholic Universities to use the aborted fetal cell lines in research.

Date posted: 2005-08-10

NCBC Has Moral Obligation to Print the Truth And Follow Vatican Directive

Children of God for Life is calling the National Catholic Bioethics Center to task for their stunning denial of the directives in the recent Vatican Statement "Moral Reflections on Vaccines Prepared From Cells Derived From Aborted Human Foetuses"

Date posted: 2005-08-10

Vatican Official Clarifies His Position Regarding Vaccine Statements to CNS

Msgr Jacques Suaudeau of the Pontifical Academy for the Family has clarified what was meant by the recent Vatican statement, completely contradicting the July 26, 2005 CNS article, Vatican says refusing vaccines must be weighed against health threats.

Date posted: 2005-08-10

Human Cloning - Redefining Life

When Dolly the sheep was created as the first successfully cloned animal in 1997, a door was opened into an area of technology that should have been locked tighter than Pandora's box. Instead, scientists began salivating at their newly found power to control and create life at will.

Date posted: 2004-09-28

Cell Line Research At Georgetown et al

Please read the statement released by the National Catholic Bioethics Center regarding the aborted fetal cell line research at Georgetown University - and our response. These people are supposed to be giving guidance and direction to our Bishops and Church leaders. You will be shocked to learn that not only does this Catholic organization think that Georgetown's research is perfectly acceptable, they believe the pharmaceutical industry is blameless as well!

Date posted: 2004-02-14

Ethics for Sale

Those entrusted with positions of power within the Church and Catholic laity have a unique responsibility to uphold the highest degrees of honesty and ethics. Their secular titles serve them well and earn them a high degree of respect and credibility among their peers. Whether they are clergy, doctors, lawyers, psychologists or scientists, they must set aside personal motivations when writing, teaching or speaking as leaders of the Catholic community.

Date posted: 2003-10-13