Eugene C. TarneSenior Analyst
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. For more than 25 years, beginning in 1989, Mr. Tarne served as 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 also served as Communications Director for Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics, a coalition of scientists, researchers, bioethicists, medical, academic and other professionals, patient advocates, and concerned individuals, established in 1999, to promote the ethical pursuit of stem cell research and regenerative medicine in general, and to provide accurate information on such research. 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.
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No Run on this Bank
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The Dark Ladder of Logic: After-Birth Abortion
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From Standard Medical Practice to Rape
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