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Vatican Health Care Conference an “Embarrassment to the Faith”

Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2021

April 28, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Vatican Health Care Conference an “Embarrassment to the Faith”

“The Vatican’s choice of speakers for its Fifth International Conference on Health Care is deeply embarrassing to the Catholic faith,” said Ruth Institute President Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “The Catholic Church is a world-wide institution of over one billion members. Among all those people to choose from, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture couldn’t find anyone better than this lineup of abortion advocates?”

The virtual conference, “Exploring the Mind, Body and Soul,” slated for May 6-8, 2021, includes many prominent abortion-proponents among its 114 speakers, including:

  • Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton, who told an interviewer in 2018 that it would be “un-Christian” to take away what she called “women’s access to safe, legal abortion.”
  • Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, which manufactures abortion pills.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, who assured the World Health Organization that the Biden administration was committed to funding abortion.
  • Population control advocate Jane Goodall.
  • Super-model Cindy Crawford, a celebrity proponent of abortion.

Vatican News claims the conference will bring together “physicians, scientists, ethicists, religious leaders, patients’ rights advocates, policymakers, philanthropists, and commentators to discuss the status quo in medical research and technology, and how these are implemented on a global level.”

Morse responded: “In reality, the conference will bring together celebrities, drug manufacturers, and medical bureaucrats deeply committed to an anti-Catholic agenda, including abortion-on-demand and population control. They are more aligned with the goals of the global ruling class than with the perennial teachings of the faith.”

Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, says that with this conference, the Holy See is “making itself the servant of the New World Order.”

“This conference is a travesty,” Morse said. “As Roman Catholics, we have a responsibility to defend the Deposit of Faith that was handed down to us from the Apostles. Those who take this responsibility seriously cannot look to The Vatican for direction or guidance. We must look to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which clearly states that ‘abortion, willed as either an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law,’ and that ‘this teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.’” (CCC 2271)

Morse charged: “There are too many abortion proponents speaking at this conference to simply uninvite a few. The Ruth Institute calls on the Vatican to cancel the event. Plan a new, fresh conference with prominent scientists, philosophers, and religious leaders who are committed to authentic human rights, including the rights of the most vulnerable among us.”

The Ruth Institute also pledged support for a Life Site petition which asks the Vatican to terminate the May 6-8 conference.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

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