New Mexico House panel kills pro-life bills on late-term abortion, parental consent, conscience rights

By Calvin Freiburger SANTA FE, New Mexico, March 6, 2019 – Pro-abortion lawmakers in the New Mexico House killed two separate bills covering three modest pro-life policies on Tuesday while sweeping pro-abortion legislation remains poised to progress through the legislature. House Bill 600 would have banned abortions past 20 weeks for any reason except medical …

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Big Victory for Medical Conscience in Norway

By Wesley J. Smith As the bioethics movement’s most prominent members write stridently in favor of stripping medical professionals of conscience rights in the world’s most respected medical journals, as the New York Times shrieks in horror at the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will emphasize enforcement of existing legal protections of conscience, and as …

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Story makes clear why pro-abortionists so loathe those who protect the unborn and the “unalienable rights of conscience and religious freedom”

By Dave Andrusko This post won’t be long but I think it might be helpful. Rewire.com is a pro-abortion site whose pro-abortion militancy is matched only by the hysteria with which it treats pro-life legislation and pro-life office holders. They really ought to take a breath. There were a number of new pro-life Republican senators …

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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 people of all political and social beliefs were generally able to get along. That consensus has been shattered. …

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Win for conscientious objection in Norway

Doctor vindicated By Michael Cook Norway’s Supreme Court has ruled  in favour of conscientious objection and freedom of conscience for doctors. The Court found that Dr Katarzyna Jachimowicz acted within her rights when refusing to insert IUDs because of moral objections. The Court told government health authorities to respect the right to conscientious objection for …

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Big Victory for Medical Conscience in Norway

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D. As the bioethics movement’s most prominent members write stridently in favor of stripping medical professionals of conscience rights in the world’s most respected medical journals, as the New York Times shrieks in horror at the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will emphasize enforcement of existing legal protections of conscience, and …

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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 conscience for doctors in the northern country on October 11 when it decreed that Dr. Katarzyna Jachimowicz had …

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Supreme Court of Norway tells health authorities to respect right of conscientious objection for medical professionals in their employment

By Dave Andrusko Last November we reposted a story from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children which announced that Katarzyna Jachimowicz, an experienced Polish Catholic physician who had moved to Norway in response to a shortage of physicians, had won the nation’s first legal victory for freedom of conscience. Dr. Jachimowicz had been …

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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 move in a multi-pronged strategy to persuade Ontario’s new government to enshrine such rights in law. By the …

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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 religion, but he believes it is the immoral taking of a human life. That was his business – …

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“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 procedure. They want abortions, but many medical professionals are unwilling to violate their religious convictions (as well as …

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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 move in a multi-pronged strategy to persuade Ontario’s new government to enshrine such rights in law. By the …

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