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CONWAY, Arkansas (LifeSiteNews) – An Arkansas hospital system is requiring employees to “affirm” their conscience objections to abortion-tainted, experimental COVID vaccines by promising to avoid all drugs with alleged connections to fetal cell lines.
Since Conway Regional Health System announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff in July, around five percent have requested either religious or medical exemptions, according to CEO Matt Troup.
The amount of exemption requests “was significantly disproportionate to what we’ve seen with the influenza vaccine,” Troup told Becker’s Hospital Review, and often centered on the COVID vaccines’ significant links to abortion.
In response, Conway Regional has introduced a new “religious attestation form” that requires unvaccinated workers seeking religious exemptions to swear off common medications or risk losing their jobs.
“The intent of the religious attestation form is twofold: to ensure staff requesting exemption are sincere in their beliefs” and “educate staff” about the use of fetal cells in the testing and development of medicines, Troup said.
“Based on your religious exemption request, we ask that you complete the below attestation,” the form, dated September 3, states. “This will help to validate your understanding of the ubiquity of fetal cell use in the testing and development of common medicines and consumer products and support your claim of a ‘sincerely held belief’.”
The form features a list of 30 medicines that it claims “have used fetal cells in … development,” including aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, Benadryl, Tums, azithromycin, Sudafed, acetaminophen, and Pepto Bismol.
Employees must “truthfully acknowledge and affirm” that their religious beliefs are “consistent and true” and that they “do not use or will use any of the medications listed as examples or any other medication … that has used fetal cell lines in their development and/or testing,” the form continues.
Many of the drugs listed by Conway Regional, however, were actually developed decades before the advent of aborted fetal cell lines in the 1970s. Aspirin, discovered in 1853, began circulating in the United States in 1899, around the same time as Pepto Bismol. Tylenol, Tums, acetaminophen, and Benadryl also predate widespread use of fetal cell lines to test medicines by decades.
COVID-19 vaccines, on the other hand, “would not exist” without aborted fetal cells, according to Children of God for Life (COGFL), a group that works to end the exploitation of aborted children for scientific research.
“Aborted fetal cell lines were used in the foundational research (synthesis of the SARS CoV-2 spike proteins), the vaccine development process and validation assessment prior to initiating clinical trial,” COGFL has said. “It is correct to say that these vaccines would not exist but for the use of aborted fetal cell lines.”
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According to Becker’s Hospital Review, Conway Regional employees who refuse to sign the misleading attestation form may only receive a religious exemption on a “provisional basis” and may have their exemption revoked at a later date. Several workers have already signed the form, Troup said.
Those exempted from hospital system’s vaccine mandate will still have to abide by other restrictive requirements, like regular COVID-19 testing, and may be reassigned to a different post due to their vaccination status, the attestation form notes.
Conway Regional workers’ vaccination deadline is October 8.
In addition to connections to abortion, COVID-19 vaccines have proved increasingly ineffective in preventing death, hospitalization, and transmission. In countries with high vaccination rates, like Israel, the “fully vaccinated” who have contracted the virus have overwhelmed hospitals in recent weeks, amid the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant.
At the same time, mandatory COVID-19 vaccination has prompted crippling staffing shortages at medical facilities across the United States, with some hospitals facing closure as employees protest compulsory vaccination, Becker’s Hospital Review reported this week.
Vaccine injury reports have also highlighted an unprecedented number of deaths and other serious adverse reactions that may be linked to available COVID jabs, none of which have completed clinical safety trials or have been subjected to long-term testing.