(LifeSiteNews) — In an open letter to their country’s medical authorities, U.K. doctors and other medical professionals expressed concern about the guidance that COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women.
Over 60 medical professionals signed the letter that draws attention to the “ethics of clinical research,” “lack of robust and reliable safety data,” “incorrect interpretation of available data,” and the ignored “mechanisms of potential harm” that have led to the promotion of the vaccines for women carrying unborn children.
The letter was sent November 13 to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG), the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
“Obstetricians and gynecologists in the U.K. have put their faith in and adjusted their practice according to guidance from their Royal College,” the letter begins. “However, recent advice from the RCOG has been in complete contradiction to everything that they themselves and academic institutions have been teaching about evidence-based medicine. This advice is that: COVID-19 vaccines are not only safe but strongly recommended for pregnant women.”
“Such advice is not grounded in robust data based on ethically conducted research — and anyone who is medically and academically trained should take serious issue with this.”
The medical professionals note their “collective duty to restore the principles of medical ethics to our practice” and “to protect the most vulnerable groups from harm,” including “pregnant women and their babies.”
Ethical research was the first issue addressed in the letter, with the group explaining that pregnant women are not a typical demographic in clinical trials because of their physical condition. Because of this, critics said “it is unethical to extrapolate the conclusions of a prematurely ended trial to vulnerable groups not represented in the trial.”
The majority of the letter details concerns about the lack of data as well as the misinterpretation of available data. Advice that warned about potential risks of pregnant women receiving the COVID shots was quickly condemned as “misinformation” by the RCOG, which repeatedly advised pregnant women to get vaccinated. The letter states that this claim has not been refuted because “studies regarding genotoxicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, prenatal and postnatal development have still not been conducted.”
The group argues that the safety of vaccines for pregnant and breastfeeding women “cannot possibly be known” since adequate studies have not been conducted yet.
“It is profoundly unethical to give a completely novel compound to pregnant women on a mass scale without the strict protocols of clinical research to just see what happens and then pretend that this is science.”
Regarding the interpretation of the available data, the medical professionals say that “voluntary registries are not equivalent to well-designed prospective clinical trials, as follow-up is inconsistent and incomplete with no standardization or systematization and no tracking of participants.” Studies that claim to prove the safety of vaccines for pregnant women are all short term and “clearly biased” in favor of “affirming safety and effectiveness” of the shots.
The letter also notes data from Pfizer, which showed “42,086 adverse events were reported to the manufacturer during the first three months of the vaccination program.” Two hundred seventy incidents involved pregnant women. Although there “are no reliable statistics at this time,” the letter includes a chart that highlights dangerous side effects pregnant women and their unborn babies have experienced after receiving the COVID shots.
As of October 10, 13,829 miscarriages were reported across the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), MHRA Yellow Cards, EudraVigilance and the World Health Organization (WHO), four international databases with limited information about adverse effects. Additionally, 698 fetal deaths and 507 stillbirths were reported across these databases.
“In the absence of data on long-term outcomes of mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy for either women or their infants, vaccination of pregnant women should be paused while a full safety enquiry is conducted and until results of long-term studies on animals as well as pregnant women and their offspring firmly and unequivocally establish that the benefits of vaccination clearly outweigh the risks to both mothers and babies,” the letter concludes.
Despite the narrative that pregnant women don’t need to fear dangerous side effects of the shots, data and experts have shown the risks. In June, VAERS released data that indicated more than half of all vaccine-related miscarriages followed COVID vaccination. Similarly, in October, an OB/GYN of 42 years declared that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines lead to “massive” side effects for pregnant women.