The COVID-19 Vaccine: A Matter of Life

American Pastors Network President Sam Rohrer Addresses Critical Vaccine-Related Health and Ethical Concerns

January 18, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — One of the top questions every American is asking about the COVID-19 pandemic is, “Should I take the vaccine?” This decision is vital, largely because it concerns the matter of life. A look at the CVD Vaccine website lists certain categories of Americans who should not take the vaccine. One of the listed groups include women who “are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.”

“This would exclude almost every woman of childbearing age from the vaccine, or half of the American population (and world population) under approximately 50 years old,” the Honorable Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network (www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net), said. “There is no way the proposed 80-percent or more of Americans could receive the vaccine based on this warning.”

Many fact-checking websites have attempted to debunk the claim that the vaccine causes female sterility. But why else would women who are pregnant or may one day desire to become pregnant be excluded? The Pfizer-BioNTech answer is that:

“The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has not undergone the same type of review as an FDA-approved or cleared product. FDA may issue an EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) when certain criteria are met, which includes that there are no adequate, approved, available alternatives. In addition, the FDA decision is based on the totality of scientific evidence available showing that the product may be effective to prevent COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product. All of these criteria must be met to allow for the product to be used in the treatment of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“In other words, no one really knows what will happen, Rohrer stated. “The details provided in Pfizer’s Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine specifically notes, ‘Available data on Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine administered to pregnant women are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy.’ Legally, the research needed to make safety determinations regarding pregnancy risks has not yet been conducted.”

According to Rohrer, Christian leaders are obligated to fully inform their congregants of the health risks involved, especially as it pertains to a biblical worldview of life. “At the very least, women of childbearing age should not take the vaccine — at least not yet — due to unknown health issues related to fertility. Every one of us will decide whether to take this vaccination. Will we take it? Will we reject it? Does it make any difference to God? To our freedom? To the future of our children and grandchildren? Yes, it absolutely it does.” 

From a biblical perspective, Rohrer said that the driving question should be, “What are the biblical principles or commands that should lead me to agree to put a foreign substance into my body where such tremendous unknowns exist and the governmental peer pressure to do so is built on saving lives when this virus has a recovery rate of over 99 percent?

“With millions of taxpayer dollars promoting the acceptance of the vaccine as an act of compassion, or the only solution to bringing normalcy back to life, we must evaluate the science and ethics involved to present and defend a biblical  worldview,” Rohrer continued. “What should cause concern and even righteous anger is that the black community and ‘white, educated, evangelical women’ have been identified as the greatest threats to the acceptance of the vaccine. Why? Because of the stand these groups, among others, have boldly taken to speak out regarding health and ethical concerns.
 
“When a vaccine that could potentially produce unknown pregnancy risks in women of child-bearing age is noted, we as men must stand up for our wives, daughters, and granddaughters in defense of God’s commands. When this experimental MRNA tampering with our immune system and its potential disastrous impact on childbearing is affirmed by many immunologists and biologists, we must stand up in defense. 

“The COVID-19 vaccine is not mere a medical decision; it is a matter of life.”

Sam Rohrer, as well as his co-hosts and guests, explore these and other compelling topics on APN’s popular and live daily radio program, “Stand in the Gap Today.” Rohrer also hosts the daily short radio feature, “Stand in the Gap Minute; “best of” shows from the week are broadcast on “Stand in the Gap Weekend.” Likewise, “Stand in the Gap TV” considers complex and divisive cultural issues from a biblical worldview perspective.

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