Category Archives: Conscience Laws

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

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

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

Protecting nurses’ conscience: a non-negotiable in the final FY 2018 spending bill

By Rep. Diane Black (R-TENN.) and Sandra Rojas Editor’s Note. This first appeared in The Hill. “I solemnly swear to do no harm.” We took this oath more than 40 years ago when we became nurses. We

Take Action: Conscience Protection for Doctors and Nurses

No medical professional should ever be coerced or bullied to participate in an abortion, or have his or her job threatened for not participating in an abortion. And when it does happen, these health care providers need

New Hampshire Medical-Conscience Bill

By Wesley J. Smith The question of “medical conscience,” that is, whether doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and the like can be forced to participate in medical procedures or provide services with which they have a religious or moral

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

Arizona Gov. signs Conscience Protection Bill

Prevents discrimination against those who won’t participate in assisted suicide By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part

U.S. Senate Democrats Take Aim at Conscience Protections

  Bill would override longstanding conscience rights provisions on abortion WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democrats yesterday sought to advance the so-called “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act” (S. 2578), a sweeping bill that, if enacted, would

Aborting Medical Conscience in Tasmania

By Wesley J. Smith Tasmania’s ruling party seeks to force all doctors to be complicit in abortion by forcing objecting doctors to refer to abortion-friendly colleagues. More than that, the bill would essentially obliterate pro-life crisis pregnancy

BISHOPS WELCOME INCLUSION OF CONSCIENCE PROVISIONS IN HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL

WASHINGTON— The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS “took a first, urgently needed step toward upholding rights of conscience and religious freedom in our health care system,” by including two key provisions in its appropriations bill for Fiscal

Kansas Practitioners witness signing of Conscience Protection bill

By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life Legislative Director Pro-life physicians, pharmacists and their supporters gathered Wednesday with Gov. Brownback for the ceremonial signing of the new Healthcare Rights of Conscience law, a top priority for Kansans for