Protection of Conscience Project
Protection of Conscience Project
Service, not Servitude

Service, not Servitude

Freedom of conscience in health care

The Protection of Conscience Project supports health care workers who want to provide the best care  for their patients without violating their own personal and professional integrity.  It is a non-denominational, non-profit initiative supported by an Advisory Board and team

Welcome to our website.

Use the Project website and blog to research issues and find resources to support freedom of conscience in health care.

For Students

For Students

Who did I think I was, he told me?  . . . I snapped to attention at his parting words: "I could fail you for this!" Med School 101
Complainant Worksheet

Complainant Worksheet

A document that helps conscientious practitioners gather and organize material needed to file grievances, human rights complaints or civil suits.
Making Notes

Making Notes

  • Making notes of adverse encounters.
  • Audio recording, notebook structure, how and what to record, correcting errors, recapitulation, narrative expansion.
  • What You Can Do

    What You Can Do

    Undertake protection of conscience initiatives in your own institution, region or country.
    News and Blog
    Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:31:02 +0000
    Court reinstates lawsuit against Catholic hospital for refusing transgender patient’s surgery
    Los Angeles Times Michael Hiltzik Stating that California’s interest in fighting discrimination against LGBTQ residents outweighs the right to impose religious standards on healthcare, an appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against the Catholic Dignity Health hospital chain for barring a hysterectomy for a transgender patient. The lawsuit was brought by Evan Minton, whose hysterectomy … Continue reading "Court reinstates lawsuit against Catholic hospital for refusing transgender patient’s surgery"
    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:56:39 +0000
    The RH Act (2012) in brief
    Appendix “B” of Philippines RH Act: Rx for controversy Sean Murphy* An outline of principal sections of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 relevant to freedom of conscience. SEC. 1. Title [Not reproduced here] SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy The State recognizes and guarantees the human rights of all persons,1 including their … Continue reading "The RH Act (2012) in brief"
    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:29:46 +0000
    Philippines population control and management policies
    Appendix “A” of Philippines RH Act: Rx for controversy Sean Murphy* Establishment of POPCOM In 1967, President Ferdinand Marcos joined other world leaders in adding his signature to a Declaration on Population that had been made the previous year by representatives of 12 countries (often incorrectly cited in Philippines government documents as “the UN Declaration … Continue reading "Philippines population control and management policies"
    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:03:09 +0000
    Philippines RH Act: Rx for Controversy
    Diatribe by Philippines’ President turns back the clock Sean Murphy* Abstract In June, 2019, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte blamed the Catholic Church for obstructing government plans to reduce the country’s birth rate and  population.  “They think that spewing out human beings by the millions is a gift from God,” he claimed, adding that health care … Continue reading "Philippines RH Act: Rx for Controversy"
    Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:26:49 +0000
    A Philosophical Defense of Conscientious Objection to Abortion
    Medical Bag Medical Bag Contributing Writer In an article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Bruce Philip Blackshaw of the department of philosophy at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and Daniel Rodger from the School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, United Kingdom, defended conscientious objection to abortion provision, claiming … Continue reading "A Philosophical Defense of Conscientious Objection to Abortion"