Tag Archives: Conscience Rights

Doctor wins landmark pro-life conscience rights case in Norway

By Dorothy Cummings McLean OSLO, Norway, October 15, 2018 – The Norwegian Supreme Court has made history by upholding a Polish physician’s right not to dispense abortion-inducing devices. The court set a new precedent for freedom of

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

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

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

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

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

Legal Safeguards, Burdensome Obstacles and Conscience Rights

By Nancy Valko After I wrote last week’s blog “The New Federal Conscience and Religious Freedom Division,” I was surprised by this criticism: “arguing conscience can make doctors (and others) look whiney, as opposed to heroic” and

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

Cardinal Dolan, Dr. Moore decry second-class status of those whose conscience compels them not to be involved in abortion

By Dave Andrusko An op-ed that ran this week in USA Today was an example of ecumenism at its best. Appearing under the headline, “To be really pro-choice, you must protect each doctor’s choice to not perform