Abortion Conscience protection International Legislation Research sites and suggestions

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 can get free access. Here are some of the articles:


Conscientious objection to the provision of reproductive healthcare

Conscientious Objection

Conscientious objection and refusal to provide reproductive healthcare: A White Paper examining prevalence, health consequences, and policy responses

Conscientious objection or fear of social stigma and unawareness of ethical obligations

Conscientious objection to provision of legal abortion care

Legal and ethical standards for protecting women’s human rights and the practice of conscientious objection in reproductive healthcare settings


Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.