Protection of Conscience Project
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Service, not Servitude

Service, not Servitude

General Legal Commentary

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Protecting the Careers of Medical Professionals Who Believe in the Hippocratic Oath

  • Wesley J. Smith*  | . . . Opposition to protecting the right of conscience has suddenly grown so intense that it is easy to foresee physicians, nurses, and pharmacists who hold to the orthodox understanding of the Hippocratic Oath being forced out of medicine altogether . . .
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When doctors say No
A law professor defends physicians' right to conscientious objection

  • Michael Quinlan* | As abortion, euthanasia and other controversial procedures become more widespread, conscientious objection for healthcare workers is becoming a flashpoint for controversy throughout the Western world. Some doctors and ethicists have argued that conscientious objection itself is unethical because doctors are required to fulfil any legal request that their patients make. MercatorNet interviewed Professor Michael Quinlan, dean of the law school at the Sydney campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia, about this contentious issue. He has just published an article on the situation in Australian jurisdictions.
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