Category Archives: Conscience Rights

EPC urges Ontario Government to protect Conscience Rights for health professionals

Editor’s note. This article was published by the Catholic Register on July 31 and reposted at the website of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC). A petition demanding conscience rights for doctors who oppose assisted suicide is the first

In Defense of Medical Conscience Rights

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Plough Magazine. Dr. Mark Hobart, a Catholic physician in Melbourne, Australia, is opposed to abortion. Not only is it contrary to his

“Ethicist” says that conscientious objection to abortion should be banned because it might be “murder”

By Jonathon Van Maren Back in July, I noted that abortion activists in Latin America have become increasingly frustrated with the fact that even where abortion is legalized, very few doctors are willing to carry out the

EPC urges Ontario Government to protect Conscience Rights for health professionals

Editor’s note. This article was published by the Catholic Register on July 31 and reposted at the blog of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. A petition demanding conscience rights for doctors who oppose assisted suicide is the first

Wesley Smith warns NRLC 2018 about campaign to force pro-lifers out of medicine

By Dave Andrusko After listening to pro-life bioethicist Wesley J. Smith at Saturday’s open general session of NRLC 2018, you came away fully aware that the title—“Will pro-life doctors and nurses be driven out of Medicine?”—accurately conveys

HHS agrees to investigate Hawaii for forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion

ADF attorneys filed complaint over violations of federal conscience protections Editor’s note. This update was provided by the Alliance Defending Freedom [ADF] WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to investigate the

Doctors should be professionals, not order-takers

By Wesley J. Smith There was a day in the not-too-distant past when physicians were respected, even revered, as learned professionals. We understood that doctors followed a “higher calling.” Indeed, physicians were expected to adhere to a

Conscientious Objection and the Duty to Refer

By Nancy Valko When the Trump administration announced a new division of Conscience and Religious Freedom within the Department of Health and Human Services, the pushback from abortion and assisted suicide proponents like Planned Parenthood and Compassion

Hit job on new HHS division formed to protect rights of pro-life medical personnel

By Dave Andrusko Read this headline and subhead, and ask yourself what the average reader’s first thoughts might be–“Trump Appointee Harnesses Civil-Rights Law to Protect Anti-Abortion Health Workers: Effort extends legal protections to those refusing to participate

Opposing Medical Conscience with a Soft Touch

By Wesley J. Smith When the Department of Health and Human Services announced its intention to create a new office to emphasize the protection of medical conscience, the screaming from the usual suspects was so loud one

The “Medical Conscience” Civil Rights Movement

By Wesley J. Smith Until recently, healthcare was not culturally controversial. Medicine was seen as primarily concerned with extending lives, curing diseases, healing injuries, palliating symptoms, birthing babies, and promoting wellness—and hence, as a sphere in which

Bill to ensure conscience rights for medical practitioners reaches Committee Stage in House of Lords

Editor’s note. The following comes from the British group, The Free Conscience Campaign. Baroness O’Loan’s Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill reached the Committee Stage in the House of Lords on March 23. You can watch the closing