Category Archives: Conscience Rights

Another Threat to Conscience Rights for Medical Professionals

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

By Nancy Valko 2012 New York Times: “Instead of attempting to legalize physician-assisted suicide, we should focus our energies on what really matters: improving care for the dying — ensuring that all patients can openly talk with

Illinois, Hawaii put federal funding in jeopardy by forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion

Editor’s note. This update was provided by the Alliance Defending Freedom. WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed complaints Monday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of pregnancy care centers and pro-life

Ontario doctors fight law forcing them to help kill their patients

By Lianne Laurence TORONTO — An Ontario policy that forces doctors to refer patients for euthanasia and abortion, even when it’s against their conscience or religion, was challenged in court last week. Five Christian doctors and three

National Right to Life commends draft rules protecting rights of conscience

Pro-life President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON – Draft rule changes to the Affordable Care Act and HHS coverage mandate that would protect moral and religious rights of conscience began circulating in Washington this week. National Right to Life commends President Trump and

Ontario doctors will leave the province if forced to participate in “assisted dying”

Dr. Kulvinder Gill

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On May 18, the Ontario legislature rejected Bill 129, the Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act, a bill that was sponsored by Jeff Yurek (Member of the Legislative Assembly)

Ontario, Canada Euthanasia Tyranny Against MDs

By Wesley J. Smith Ontario, Canada has passed a law formally legalizing lethal injection euthanasia. And it will force all provincial doctors to be complicit by either doing the deed themselves to all legally qualified patients who

Swedish midwife opposed to abortion appeals to European Court of Human Rights

Ellinor Grimmark speaking to the press

By Michael Cook Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark has decided to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strausbourg over Sweden’s hard line on conscientious objection. The Swedish Appeals Court decided earlier this month that the

The Weight of Conscience

Conscientious objection needs to be protected By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE, Australia As the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Panel on “assisted dying” makes ready to release its interim report sometime in April, The Age newspaper turned its attention to

Swedish appeals court fails to protect freedom for health professionals

Pro-life Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark

Court says medical staff can’t abide by their consciences, midwife considers appeal to European Court of Human Rights Editor’s note. This update is provided by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and is reposted with permission. JÖNKÖPING, Sweden –

Health Care Bullying Over Conscience Rights

By Nancy Valko Years ago, some of my fellow nurses were talking about assisted suicide and two of them supported physician-assisted suicide. I asked if they were comfortable with participating in an assisted suicide. Both were shocked

Sweden has a midwife shortage — but if you’re pro-life, you might be turned away

By Kelli Sweden is facing a midwife shortage — so much so that some parts of the country offer a monthly stipend to those training to be midwives. But apparently there’s not enough of a shortage to

Is freedom of conscience a human right? Sweden doesn’t seem to think so

By Guest Contributor Editor’s note. This appeared at Live Action News and is reposted with permission. The author is a resident of Sweden who has chosen to remain anonymous. In 2014, Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark had completed her