HHS announces final rule protecting individuals and health care entities from discrimination on the basis of their exercise of conscience

“Health care providers should never be forced or coerced into participating in abortion”—Rep. Chris Smith By Dave Andrusko Earlier today, National Right to Life thanked the Trump administration for release of the final HHS rule that protects individuals and health care entities from discrimination on the basis of their exercise of conscience in HHS-funded programs. …

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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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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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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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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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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 state of Hawaii for forcing pregnancy centers and pro-life doctors to advertise for the abortion industry. The federal …

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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 and Choices was immediate and accompanied by apocalyptic predictions of harm to patients. Now the term “conscientious objection” …

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