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Conscience protection

Richard Doerflinger on conscience rights and the Obama Administration

Here is link to an excellent piece by Richard Doerflinger entitled—A Pledge Betrayed: The Obama Administration Nullifies Conscience Rights. A Pledge Betrayed: The Obama Administration Nullifies Conscience Rights

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Abortion Conscience protection

Catholic midwives can be forced to supervise abortions

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom today rejected the right to conscience claims of Mary Doogan and Connie Wood. Doogan and Wood are midwives who “are practicing Roman Catholics who believe that human life is sacred from the moment of conception and that termination of pregnancy is a grave offence against human life.”  Doogan and […]

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more on Hobby Lobby

Here is a link to a story from LifeNews, http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/supreme-court-rules-obama-admin-cant-make-hobby-lobby-obey-pro-abortion-hhs-mandate/ , and a commentary I did for Aleteia.http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/supreme-court-rules-obama-admin-cant-make-hobby-lobby-obey-pro-abortion-hhs-mandate/ As I explain in more detail in the commentary, “Hobby Lobby is an important, although a limited, victory for religious liberty. The decision is also a decisive rebuke to the Obama Administration’s exceedingly narrow view of religious […]

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Abortion Conscience protection Contraception Europe

UK marginalizes pro-life doctors

Pro-life doctors in the UK have been excluded from practicing in the specialty “sexual and reproductive health” by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, according to LifeSiteNews.com. The rule covers anyone who refuses to prescribe any form of contraception, even those that may have abortifacient effects.

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International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Conscientious objection

If you are researching conscientious objection, you might want to look at the December 2013 issue of the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics to see the thought of those who are trying to keep conscientious objection from affecting the availability of abortion. You may want to check your institutions databases to see if you […]

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Chilean call for signatures

José Ignacio Martínez Estay, Vicerrector de Investigación y Postgrado at Universidad de los Andes in Chile, is looking for signatures of American professors on a letter to the editor supporting the right to life from conception to natural death and religious freedom. This is intended to counter pro-abortion letters on the other side that have US […]

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Conscience protection

Shattering our Consensus for Conscience

  Here is a post from Richard Stith– Freedom of conscience is not a Republican issue.  We used to have strong bi-partisan support for religious liberty.  Tragically, that consensus for conscience has been shattered by the Obama Administration. Before Obama, when members of either party voted to support contraception, for example, they included an exemption […]

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Abortion Conscience protection

new Kansas law protects conscience rights

Governor Brownback (Kansas) has signed a new law strengthening the protection for the right of conscience. The new law prevents “anyone from being required to prescribe or administer a drug they ‘reasonably believe’ might result in an abortion. The measure is seen as an update or upgrade to existing law, approved in 1969, allowing doctors the right to […]

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Abortion Conscience protection

“The Constitutional Right Not to Kill”

That’s the title of a new article (link to an abstract below) by Mark Rienzi (Catholic U). Rienzi argues that there is a federal due process right not to be forced to kill. The right arises in a variety of contexts–military operations, capital punishment, assisted suicide, abortion, and self-defense or defense of others. Rienzi doesn’t enter […]

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Abortion Conscience protection

Midwives lose conscience case in Scotland

Here is a link to an article on the recent decision from the Court of Session in Edinburgh rejecting the arguments of 2 midwives who claimed a right to conscientiously object to being forced to supervise the carrying out of abortions. http://www.sconews.co.uk/latest-edition/16846/forced-to-supervise-abortions/ I have not been able to find a copy of the decision but the descriptions […]