Is conscience an unaffordable luxury?
| 24 September 2014 | FEATURES |
Precisely because we live in secular states, we must make room for believers, religious or not, in public life.
Conscientious objectors got short shrift in WWI Germany
| 19 May 2014 | FEATURES |
Authorities thought that wartime opponents were criminals or lunatics.
Does having a conscience make a doctor unprofessional?
| 27 February 2014 | FEATURES |
An Ottawa woman created a social media storm after her doctor refused to prescribe contraceptives for her.
Tasmania stifles abortion protest with new law
The island state has just approved a law which mandates referral and suppresses dissent.
Does conscience have a role in executions?
| 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |
Is "unregulated conscientious objection" a sword wielded by the pious against the vulnerable?
What is religious freedom?
One of America's leading experts in legal theory defends the rights of conscience.
Manifesto for a new Ireland: start with conscience rights
| 16 July 2013 | FEATURES |
Defying her party's attempt to force consciences on the abortion issue, Lucinda Creighton loses her job but saves a fundamental right.
Down with stifling groupthink, says Irish minister
An extraordinary speech against her government's abortion bill could get a rising star expelled from her party.
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?
Tasmania’s intimidating abortion bill
| 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |
Deregistration, heavy fines and jail terms threaten those who voice their opposition to abortion.
Italy’s conscientious doctors
Up to 85 percent of gynecologists in some regions refuse to perform abortions.
What lies beyond conscience?
| 25 September 2012 | FEATURES |
Respect for conscience and conscientious objection is being eroded in the medical profession.
Contraceptives mandate would make cowards of us all
A White House edict tells us to ignore our conscience when we go to work. Bernie Madoff should ask for a retrial.
In Italy, gain and loss in the struggle for life
The abortion rate has halved in 15 years, but there is a disturbing new trend.
Where is the worst place in the world to be a doctor?
| 20 September 2011 | FEATURES |
At least in Niger and Afghanistan, doctors are supposed to save lives, not take them. Not so in the Netherlands.
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