Conscience, Dignity and Good Medical Practice.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article by a group of Canadian physicians on conscience rights was published in the December 2020 issue of the World Medical Journal.  The article, titled “The Declaration of Geneva: Conscience, Dignity and Good Medical Practice,” starts on page 41 and emphasizes the importance of conscience rights …

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California Refuses to Protect Conscience Rights–Will Lose Millions in Funding Because of Abortion Mandate

By Laura Echevarria, Director of Communications and Press Secretary WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the state of California would lose over $200 million a quarter in Medicaid funding for violating federal right of conscience laws by requiring that all health care plans issued in California …

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Dr. Leonie Herx: Without my conscience rights, I cannot be a good physician for my patients.

Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of Alex Schadenberg and is reposted with permission. Dr. Leonie Herx is the past President of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians and chair of the division of palliative medicine at Queen’s University. I’ve been practising palliative medicine for 12 years. Very easily, conscience is made to …

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National Right to Life Praises Trump Administration for Rule Protecting Conscience Rights that a Biden Administration promises to overturn

By Dave Andrusko WASHINGTON, D.C.— On June 12 , the Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that reverses an Obama Administration’s redefinition of sex discrimination to include “termination of pregnancy.” Under the final rule, HHS eliminates certain provisions of the 2016 Rule that …

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Some thoughts one day after a big victory for religious freedom and freedom of conscience

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday NRL News Today wrote a lengthy analysis of the victory for religious freedom and the right of conscience the Supreme Court delivered in a 7-2 decision. The justices concluded that the Little Sisters of the Poor are not bound by a mandate, issued by HHS under a provision of ObamaCare, that …

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Supreme Court victory protects the right of the Little Sisters of the Poor “to serve the elderly without violating our faith.”

By Dave Andrusko Earlier today, The Supreme Court gave freedom of religion and conscience a vigorous and much-needed boost when it ruled 7-2 that the Little Sisters of the Poor are not bound by a mandate, issued by HHS under a provision of ObamaCare that would force them to provide health insurance coverage for products …

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National Right to Life Praises U.S. Supreme Court Decision for Upholding the Right of Conscience in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court this morning ruled in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor in a decision that protected the elderly nuns’ right of conscience. The vote was 7-2. President Trump’s appointees Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch along with Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito joined in the majority opinion written by Justice …

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Supreme Court to rule any day now on major freedom of conscience case

Must the Little Sisters of the Poor be compelled to pay for health coverage for products and procedures they find “morally unacceptable”? “The Third Circuit’s decision guts the RFRA [Religious Freedom Restoration Act] protections of Religious Liberty and inappropriately restricts agencies from circumscribing regulation to avoid infringing on religious expression. In RFRA, Congress explicitly recognized …

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A major victory for the right of conscience one year ago today

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. There is nothing that I would change about this post which ran one year ago today in NRL News Today—except to change “one year” to “two years.” We’ve written a great deal about how the Abortion Industry (and, increasingly, pro-assisted suicide forces) work unceasingly to compel medical personnel to participate …

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The unceasing attack on right of conscience, even in Catholic Institutions

By Dave Andrusko Among the panoply of positive actions the Trump Administration has taken, one we’ve highlighted repeatedly are the efforts HHS has taken to protect the right of conscience. The right not to be forced to comply with, or be a party to, actions that violate your conscience is not only important to us as …

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The critical importance of defending conscientious objection

By Michael Cook One of the hottest topics in bioethics today is conscientious objection (CO). Although the clamour is loudest in the corner where the debate is over whether CO has a right to exist, most writers and legislators believe that there is some room for CO in healthcare. The question is how much room. …

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Broad support to protect doctors, nurses from discriminatory firing

Medical groups, minorities, legal experts line up against New York’s attempt to block healthcare anti-discrimination law WASHINGTON – A diverse group of states, Members of Congress, minority groups, medical affiliate organizations, and legal experts recently filed half-a-dozen briefs supporting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Conscience Rule, which provides federal conscience protections …

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