An Esther moment
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?
What lies beyond conscience?
Respect for conscience and conscientious objection is being eroded in the medical profession.
Those “deeply personal” political decisions
The hoary political cliché “I’m personally opposed, but…” might mean tolerance. More often it means indifference, hesitation, deceit, or cowardice.
Personally opposed, but…
Politicians should not allow policies which they know to be wrong and disastrous to steamroller their consciences.
A talk in Tehran
Academic conferences can be opportunities for spreading the gospel of freedom of conscience.
Emergency plan overturned
An Illinois court has struck down a 2005 measure that would force pharmacists to provide the morning after pill.
Have US conscience clause protections been eviscerated?
An American nurse who was forced to participate in a late-term abortion has effectively nowhere she can lodge a grievance.
An unwavering beacon of truth
The key to Newman's life is his steadfast conviction that the first obligation of conscience is to seek out the truth, no matter what the cost.
Who can heal a guilty conscience?
Despite efforts to reduce conscience to conditioning, guilt persists, and science is powerless before it.
A voice of conscience in the Kenyan media
Leading journalist Chaacha Mwita discusses the challenge of achieving citizen power in Kenya.
Obeying the Leviathan
A post-modernist looks at conscientious objection and decides he doesn't care for it very much.
Professionals or automatons?
Should pharmacists have the right to act according to their consciences, or are they prescription-filling robots?
The campaign against conscience rights
American healthcare workers who oppose abortion and euthanasia could be squeezed out of their jobs.
The Filipino front in the culture wars
The heavyweights of the global reproductive health agenda are making an all-out bid to displace the church as the conscience of the Philippines.
Respect for conscience must be a social value
In mature Western democracies we have competing societal values, with abortion at the eye of the storm.
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