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Pharmacists' conscience clause undermined in England

28 March 2017

In England, pharmacists can no longer refuse to dispense contraceptives, the morning-after pill, fertility treatment or hormone therapies on the grounds of...

United States: gathering momentum to protect the conscience of health professionals

28 April 2016

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) met with 25 other major religious pro-life and health care organisations on 19 April to ask the United...

Against conscientious objection: “If the law changes, conscience must change”, suggest bioethicists in Canada

27 April 2016

Whilst the Canadian Parliament is in the process of drafting a law authorising assisted suicide and euthanasia (see The Ottawa government starts the journey...

Abortion: are South American doctors often obliged to act against their conscience?

02 March 2016

The Interamerican Court of Human Rights could soon pass judgment on the obligation for South American doctors to act against their conscience, at least in the...


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