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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) today announced the appointment of Roger Severino as a Senior Fellow focused on health care policy, the administrative state, religious liberty, and civil rights. Mr. Severino will direct EPPC’s new “HHS Accountability Project,” which will monitor the Biden administration for actions that threaten quality healthcare and civil rights for all Americans, from conception to natural death. Mr. Severino will also work on a book exploring lessons learned from his groundbreaking work in the federal government on how conservatives can harness the power of the administrative state for conservative ends long sought by the American people.

Mr. Severino joins EPPC after nearly four years as Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which followed previous positions at The Heritage Foundation, the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Mr. Severino holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in public policy, with highest distinction, from Carnegie Mellon University, and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Southern California, where he was a National Merit Scholar.

“No one has done more than Roger Severino over the past few years to protect good healthcare and authentic civil rights. His work during COVID ensuring that the elderly and people with disabilities were not placed at the back of the line, and that all patients had access to both physical and spiritual care, was heroic. The same is true of his work combatting Obama-era regulations that violated religious liberty. I couldn’t be happier to have him be my first hire as EPPC’s president,” said Ryan T. Anderson, who became EPPC president on February 1, 2021.

“As a government official, I advocated for timeless principles protecting the most vulnerable among us from discrimination, and will continue this work with gusto alongside top-notch colleagues at EPPC,” said Mr. Severino. “I spent nearly four years building government institutions to ensure that conscience, life, and religious freedom would never again be treated as second-class rights. I will not stay silent as the Biden Administration threatens to undo that legacy by indulging the secular Left’s worst impulses.”

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PETITION UPDATE (12/16/2020) - 

Operation Warp Speed—the HHS’s program to accelerate the development, manufacture, and distribution of COVID-19 therapeutics—has spent billions of our tax dollars to bring a COVID vaccine to market.

Now, the FDA has granted emergency approval to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and people in the UK and the US are already receiving it.

Though the Pfizer vaccine was not designed or produced using aborted fetal cells, it was tested using the HEK293 fetal cell line to create humanized mice.

And, more unethical vaccines are reaching the finish line and are being funded and promoted by the HHS with our tax dollars.

We must continue to demand that this stop and that a fully ethical vaccine be brought to market instead!

SIGN and SHARE our petition with the Personhood Alliance to demand that the HHS stop using our money to support the grisly connection between abortion and biomedical science.

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Operation Warp Speed—the HHS’s program to accelerate the development, manufacture, and distribution of COVID-19 therapeutics—is spending billions of our tax dollars to bring a COVID vaccine to market as quickly as possible.

Now, two of the Operation Warp Speed vaccines (one created by Pfizer/BioNTech and one created by Moderna/NIH) are nearing the finish line, soon to be applying for emergency FDA approval for mass distribution.

And, while LifeSite neither advocates for or against voluntary vaccination, there are several apparent problems with the vaccines being fast-tracked by HHS’ Operation Warp Speed.

First among the vaccines’ major problems: they were tested using aborted fetal cells.

Please SIGN and SHARE LifeSite’s urgent petition with the Personhood Alliance to demand that the HHS stop funding and promoting this unethical practice, and bring a fully ethical vaccine to market instead.

The production and testing of vaccines that use the remains of aborted children, regardless of when they were killed and at what point they were used in the process, is morally unacceptable and must be consistently opposed by the whole pro-life movement.

And, although the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were not designed or produced using aborted fetal cells, the Personhood Alliance recently reported that the vaccines’ testing phases used the HEK293 aborted fetal cell line to create humanized mice.

This stomach-churning practice transferred immortalized cells from a child killed in 1973 into mouse embryos, so that when the mice were born, they had tiny human lungs that researchers infected with COVID to test the vaccines.

This type of Frankenscience has no place in a civilized society, certainly not one whose citizens are forced to fund it!

Sign our petition with the Personhood Alliance to demand that the HHS stop supporting the grisly connection between abortion and biomedical science.

We can make a difference if we raise our voices together, but we’re running out of time!

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this urgent petition today!

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