The Filipino front in the culture wars

Rosa Linda Valenzona | 21 October 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscience, conscientious objection, Philippines
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

Margaret Somerville | 17 October 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Canada, conscience, conscientious objection
In mature Western democracies we have competing societal values, with abortion at the eye of the storm.

Forcing compliance

Michael Cook | 16 October 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscience, Victoria
The Australian state of Victoria has a world first: a law which forces doctors to refer women for abortion or to do it themselves -- even if they have a conscientious objection.

Doctors’ orders

Michael A. Fragoso | 15 October 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscience
Attacks on conscientious objection are part of an international campaign to make abortion a basic human right.

The best get convictions; the worst get medals

Nigel Hannaford | 09 October 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Canada, conscience
A Canadian woman has spent nearly half of the last 14 years in jail as a prisoner of conscience. Why doesn't she have a medal?

A question of conscience

Michael Cook | 13 September 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscience, conscientious objection, Victoria
Why are pro-choice activists so dismissive of freedom of conscience? 

The thorny issue of politicians and conscience

John A. Gueguen, Jr | 10 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscience, Philippines, politicians
Last year's presidential campaign saw many Catholic politicians tiptoeing through a minefield of moral issues. Could it happen again?

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