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Conscientious Objection

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.

Bakery owners face bankruptcy after a discrimination finding

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 October 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: conscientious objection, same-sex marriage

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.

Conscientious objectors got short shrift in WWI Germany

Ingrid Sharp | 19 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscientious objection, Germany, World War I
Authorities thought that wartime opponents were criminals or lunatics.

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.

Tasmania stifles abortion protest with new law

Diana Hutchinson | 22 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, Tasmania
The island state has just approved a law which mandates referral and suppresses dissent.

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.

Manifesto for a new Ireland: start with conscience rights

Michael Kirke | 16 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Ireland
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

Lucinda Creighton | 09 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Ireland
An extraordinary speech against her government's abortion bill could get a rising star expelled from her party.

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?

Tasmania’s intimidating abortion bill

Michael Cook | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Tasmania
Deregistration, heavy fines and jail terms threaten those who voice their opposition to abortion.

Italy’s conscientious doctors

Vincenzina Santoro | 03 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Italy
Up to 85 percent of gynecologists in some regions refuse to perform abortions.

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.

Contraceptives mandate would make cowards of us all

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscientious objection, contraception, religious liberty
A White House edict tells us to ignore our conscience when we go to work. Bernie Madoff should ask for a retrial.

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