Measure sent on to Gov. Holcomb By Dave Andrusko With abortion advocates gearing up to pass radical pro-abortion bills, passing measures to protect the right of conscience is more important than ever. Currently, in Indiana, physicians and hospital employees can object to participating in abortions for ethical, moral or religious reasons. Indiana Right to Life …Continue reading "Indiana Legislature Votes to Extend Conscience Protections to Additional Medical Providers"
By Dave Andrusko After listening to pro-life bioethicist Wesley J. Smith at Saturday’s open general session of NRLC 2018, you came away fully aware that the title—“Will pro-life doctors and nurses be driven out of Medicine?”—accurately conveys the hoped for objective of anti-life forces. Protecting the right of conscience was a prominent theme of the …Continue reading "Wesley Smith warns NRLC 2018 about campaign to force pro-lifers out of medicine"
By Wesley J. Smith When the Department of Health and Human Services announced its intention to create a new office to emphasize the protection of medical conscience, the screaming from the usual suspects was so loud one would have thought Roe v. Wade had been overturned. Now, The New England Journal of Medicine has published …Continue reading "Opposing Medical Conscience with a Soft Touch"
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 chose this career—more accurately, this calling—because it was the ultimate realization of what was in our hearts. Our …Continue reading "Protecting nurses’ conscience: a non-negotiable in the final FY 2018 spending bill"
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 had worked as a Winnebago County public health nurse for 18 years before a new supervisor forced her …Continue reading "Court Ruling a Hopeful Sign for Pro-Life Nurses, Docs in Illinois"
By Wesley J. Smith The laws and regulations of the United States protect medical professionals from being forced to participate in abortion and sterilization and other procedures against their religious beliefs by prohibiting discrimination in employment. The Obama Administration was openly hostile to the enforcement of these protections. The Trump administration is properly reversing course, …Continue reading "Medical Establishment Opposes Conscience"
By Dave Andrusko We’ve covered the battle over freedom of conscience without fail for decades. Beyond an absolute “right” to abortion on demand, paid for by you and me and “normalizing abortion,” pro-abortionists want most of all the ability to conscript the medical community into its army of death providers. Perhaps, even more ideally, they …Continue reading "The right of conscientious objection goes to the heart of medical practice as a moral activity"
By Greg Schleppenbach In early November, three brave nurses came to Washington, D.C. to tell their disturbing stories of coercion to members of Congress and the public–about how they were forced to choose between participating in abortion and losing their jobs. Cathy DeCarlo came to the U.S. from the Philippines in 2001 to advance her …Continue reading "No One Should Be Forced to Participate in Abortion"
By Lianne Laurence TORONTO — An Ontario policy that forces doctors to refer patients for euthanasia and abortion, even when it’s against their conscience or religion, was challenged in court last week. Five Christian doctors and three doctors’ groups argued in court that a policy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) …Continue reading "Ontario doctors fight law forcing them to help kill their patients"
Conscientious objection needs to be protected By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE, Australia As the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Panel on “assisted dying” makes ready to release its interim report sometime in April, The Age newspaper turned its attention to the matter of conscience–whether a doctor may refuse to take part in any action that would bring about …Continue reading "The Weight of Conscience"
Imagine being forced, against your will, to participate in abortion – the deliberate killing of an innocent child. That would never happen in America, right? Wrong! A long-standing federal law known as the Weldon Amendment exists to guarantee that health care entities don’t have to be involved abortions in any way if they choose not …Continue reading "No one who believes abortion is wrong should ever be forced to participate in the killing of a fellow human being."
By Dave Andrusko Sarah Terzo’s excerpt from a study that appeared last summer inspired me to revisit the personal stories from young residents that appeared in the July issue of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, under the headline “Four Residents’ Narratives on Abortion Training: A Residency Climate of Reflection, Support, and Mutual Respect.” I …Continue reading "Abortion, medical residents, and how they overcome pangs of conscience"