"A Vatican academy will be hosting a conference with two secular medical associations, one of which has lobbied for legal abortion in a pro-life country.
The revamped Pontifical Academy for Life has partnered with the German Medical Association (GMA) and the World Medical Association (WMA) in planning the online 'International Roundtable on Vaccination.' This will take place on July 1, 2021 and will result in a joint declaration to be presented to the media on July 2. The conference is open to members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the Pontifical Academy for Sciences, and the WMA, as well as to other invited 'experts and stakeholders in the field,' and to accredited media.
Among the invited speakers are Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO); Dr. Andrea Ammon, the Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; and Dr. Stefano Semplici, a professor of social ethics at the Tor Vergata public university in Rome.
In a press release about the conference, the Pontifical Academy for Life described the experimental inoculations for COVID-19 as if they were ordinary, approved, and established vaccines...
The Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) stated that it had teamed up with the WMA and the GMA to 'address these issues and send a clear message to the world about the necessity and life-saving potential of vaccines.' It promised that 'a small group of leading experts in the field of immunization' would take part.
There is no indication that there will be debate or even dialogue about the use of human fetuses in vaccine research or the use of fetal cell lines in the development and testing of new vaccines. But the subject may not be of much concern to the World Medical Association, which in 2009 and again in 2019 urged the pro-life Nicaraguan government to legalize abortion.
In its 'Resolution on Legislation against Abortion in Nicaragua,' the WMA urged the Nicaraguan government to 'repeal its penal code criminalizing abortion and develop in its place a legislation that promotes and protects women’s human rights, dignity and health, including adequate access to reproductive healthcare, and that allows physicians to perform their duties in line with medical ethics and particularly medical confidentiality.'
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, who joined the WHO as its Deputy Director in 2017, is also unlikely to raise the issue of fetal experimentation and exploitation in the making of vaccines. Last October Swaminathan said that there was a 'need' for improved access to 'safe' abortions in her native India."
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