Eugene C. Tarne is a senior analyst with the Charlotte Lozier Institute. He is also the president of Tarne Communications Inc., a communications and issue advocacy company he founded in 1999. Beginning in 1989 and continuing to the present, Mr. Tarne has been a communications and media relations consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities. In this capacity, he works closely with the Pro-Life Secretariat to develop messages, promote issues and legislation, develop new programs and materials and implement communications strategies designed to educate the public and promote pro-life issues in the public square. These issues include abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia, and bioethical issues, especially cloning and stem cell research. In 1996, Mr. Tarne helped found the Physicians Ad Hoc Coalition for Truth (PHACT), an organization of doctors and other medical professionals formed to bring the medical facts to bear on the partial-birth abortion debate. Mr. Tarne graduated from Georgetown University in 1977 with a B.A. in Theology. He received his M.A. in History of Religions from The George Washington University in 1979. He was offered scholarships to Harvard, the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania to pursue a Ph.D. in South Asian Studies. He attended the University of Chicago and later the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his Ph.D. studies, except for dissertation.