Category Archives: Conscience Rights

Court Ruling a Hopeful Sign for Pro-Life Nurses, Docs in Illinois

By Jay Hobbs An Illinois nurse who was muscled out of her job because she wouldn’t participate in abortions is now one step closer to fighting her case before a jury of her peers. Sandra (Mendoza) Rojas

Baroness O’Loan’s Conscientious Objection Bill deserves our full support

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. This is excerpted from a

The War on the Hippocratic Oath

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from an essay that appeared at First Things. I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to

Ontario Court decision forces doctors to refer patients to their death

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Sean Fine, Justice Writer for the Globe and Mail, reported that Ontario’s Divisional Court ruled today that doctors in Ontario who oppose killing their patients, must provide an “effective

Medical Establishment Opposes Conscience

By Wesley J. Smith The laws and regulations of the United States protect medical professionals from being forced to participate in abortion and sterilization and other procedures against their religious beliefs by prohibiting discrimination in employment. The

Politico: ‘So-Called’ Abortion Conscience Protections Are ‘Controversial’

By Tom Blumer At the Politico on Wednesday, Dan Diamond and Jennifer Haberkorn tried to portray a plan by the federal government’s HHS to increase health workers’ conscience protections as something vaguely sinister. In the process, they

Trump administration moves to defend conscience rights

By Xavier Symons Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at BioEdge and is reposted with permission. The Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the HHS’s Office for Civil Rights will handle complaints related to participation in controversial

HHS’s new protections for medical personnel who oppose abortion

By Dave Andrusko On Thursday it was our pleasure to write about the latest pro-life initiative from the Trump administration: the announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services of the formation of a new Conscience

NRLC applauds Trump Administration for creating new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within its Office for Civil Rights

Pro-life President Donald Trump

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday I decided not to comment on a preposterous Washington Post story whose underlying message was that pro-lifers should be disappointed in the work on our behalf of the Trump administration. It is a

Italian doctors refuse to do abortions, citing conscientious objection

By Sarah Terzo A pro-choice book reveals that there is an abortionist shortage in Italy. The book says: “In Sicily, 87.6% of gynecologists refuse to perform [abortions], citing conscientious objection. Research by pro-choice Italian doctor Silvana Agatone

The right of conscientious objection goes to the heart of medical practice as a moral activity

By Dave Andrusko We’ve covered the battle over freedom of conscience without fail for decades. Beyond an absolute “right” to abortion on demand, paid for by you and me and “normalizing abortion,” pro-abortionists want most of all

No One Should Be Forced to Participate in Abortion

By Greg Schleppenbach In early November, three brave nurses came to Washington, D.C. to tell their disturbing stories of coercion to members of Congress and the public–about how they were forced to choose between participating in abortion