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Panel Discussion On Vaccines and Mandates
A link to my recent panel discussion exploring moral, medical, and legal considerations related to Covid vaccine mandates
Last week I joined my colleagues, Ryan Anderson and Roger Severino of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where I direct the Program on Bioethics and American Democracy, for a panel discussion on vaccine mandates. We were joined by professor Jason Eberl, a philosopher from St. Louis University specializing in bioethics.
We discussed and debated the ethics of government and business vaccine mandates, as well as the morality of Covid-19 vaccines, given their connection to cell lines derived from aborted fetuses. Our conversation also explored issues around religious liberty and conscientious objection.
I hope that during this time of increasing polarization, this panel was an example of respectful and civil debate among people who may not always agree on answers to these important questions. You can watch the panel discussion here.