Tag 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

Scottish pro-life midwives who lost court battle to refuse to be involved in abortions described as “heroes”

  By Dave Andrusko Last week NRL News Today posted a story explaining a hugely unfortunate decision in the case of two veteran Scottish midwives rendered by United Kingdom’s Supreme Court. It was an out-and-out defeat for

Hospital Tried to Force Nurses’ Help in Abortion

By Wesley J. Smith I covered this story when it broke, but I was unaware of the details, so I think it is worth revisiting. Back in 2011, the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ

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

No Accident that Obama Created a Firestorm with his Mandate

By Dave Andrusko http://www.twitter.com/daveha It was probably foolish, but I thought I might get a fresh perspective on the debate over abortion if I were to read an opinion piece written for Canada’s largest paper, the Globe

Obama’s “Compromise”: A Further Review, Part One

By Dave Andrusko “This regulation isn’t some kind of weird bug in the software of Obamacare. It’s not a clumsy overreach by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius or even by President Obama himself. The regulation

Obama’s “Compromise”: A Further Review, Part Two

By Dave Andrusko In “Obama’s ‘Compromise’: A Further Review, Part One,” I wrote about how the Obama Administration’s phony Friday “compromise” is basted in hypocrisy and marinated in politics. The President prevails only if opponents dial back

Obama’s “Compromise”: A Further Review, Part Three

By Dave Andrusko “Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience.” — Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York As discussed

Some “Conscience” Laws Authorize Involuntary Euthanasia

By Burke J. Balch, J.D., director of NRLC’s Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Pro-life people are conditioned to think positively of “conscience” laws because we want to protect health care personnel from being forced to participate

Lawyer for Pro-Life New Jersey nurses challenges idea that accommodations have been made to meet their objections to participating in abortions

By Dave Andrusko One thing you need to remember: when pro-life health personnel are discriminated against, you will first be told it ain’t so and then told it’s been remedied even though there was nothing wrong in