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Conscientious Objection

Why are British midwives being forced to assist with abortions?

Philippa Taylor | 19 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, midwives
Ask the head of the country's leading abortion provider.

“Protect doctors’ conscience rights!” Belgium’s advice to Canada

Michael Cook | 16 May 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, Canada, conscientious objection, euthanasia

Canada’s euthanasia Leviathan

Michael Cook | 26 April 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Canada, conscience, conscientious objection, euthanasia, Udo Schuklenk

Official Europe’s topsy-turvy social priorities

Chiara Bertoglio | 18 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortions, conscientious objection, Italy
An EU committee chides ageing Italy for not terminating the lives of more babies.

What’s behind the demolition of conscience rights in Canada?

Margaret Somerville | 12 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, conscience, conscience rights, conscientious objection, euthanasia
Autonomy, choice, and tolerance are being used to justify euthanasia but these grand principles don't apply to opponents

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.

Archbishop forces showdown over Belgian euthanasia law

Paul Russell | 03 January 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, Catholic Church, conscientious objection, euthanasia

Is the Netherlands moving toward euthanasia-on-demand?

Michael Cook | 28 September 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: conscientious objection, euthanasia, informed consent, Netherlands

I can’t ‘celebrate’ but it doesn’t mean I hate you

Steve C. Craig | 17 July 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: conscientious objection, same-sex marriage, tolerance

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.

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