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Canadian euthanasia raises weighty conscience issues for doctors

Sean Murphy | 01 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, conscience, conscientious objection, euthanasia
Complicity in evil is a legitimate concern.

Are there people who feel no remorse?

J. Budziszewski | 20 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience, ethics, philosophy
Perhaps, but they still have a conscience.

Is conscience really an illusion?

J. Budziszewski | 20 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience
No. We are made to find meaning in our behaviour.

Canada’s medical totalitarians

Sean Murphy | 21 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, conscience, conscience rights, conscientious objection
Doctors are at risk of killing against their consciences or of losing their jobs.

Is conscience an unaffordable luxury?

Sean Murphy | 24 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience, conscientious objection, rights of conscience
Precisely because we live in secular states, we must make room for believers, religious or not, in public life.

Entrenching a ‘duty to do wrong’ in medicine

Sean Murphy | 25 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, conscience, freedom of conscience
Canadian government is funding a project to suppress freedom of conscience and religion

Does having a conscience make a doctor unprofessional?

Sean Murphy | 27 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, conscience, conscientious objection, contraception
An Ottawa woman created a social media storm after her doctor refused to prescribe contraceptives for her.

Does conscience have a role in executions?

Sean Murphy | 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience, conscientious objection, death penalty
Is "unregulated conscientious objection" a sword wielded by the pious against the vulnerable?

What is religious freedom?

Robert P. George | 01 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience, conscientious objection, religious freedom
One of America's leading experts in legal theory defends the rights of conscience.

Can same-sex marriage and religious freedom coexist?

Blaise Joseph | 18 June 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: conscience, religious freedom

An Esther moment

Peter Saunders | 14 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience, conscientious objection, Elizabeth II, same-sex marriage
In the 60th year of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II will soon be asked to give royal assent to same-sex marriage. Is this a violation of her coronation oath?

Discrimination “nonsense” in Washington state

Blaise Joseph | 12 April 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: conscience, religious freedom

What lies beyond conscience?

Michael Cook | 25 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscience, conscientious objection
Respect for conscience and conscientious objection is being eroded in the medical profession.

Those “deeply personal” political decisions

Alma Acevedo | 11 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2012 elections, conscience, tolerance
The hoary political cliché “I’m personally opposed, but…” might mean tolerance. More often it means indifference, hesitation, deceit, or cowardice.

Movie theater violence: we’ve seen this before

Sheila Liaugminas | 23 July 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: cherished freedom, Colorado massacre, conscience, movie theater shootings, religious liberty
Columbine, Virginia Tech, Ft. Hood, Tucson, Aurora…and shooting sprees outside the US just as stunningly random and horrible and evil…each and all leave us speechless.

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