Recognizing Conscience in Abortion Provision

Harris, Lisa H.
September 2012
New England Journal of Medicine;9/13/2012, Vol. 367 Issue 11, p981
Academic Journal
The author offers perspective on the exercise of conscience in the provision of abortion care. She notes that failure to recognize abortion provision as conscientious has led to laws that do not protect caregivers compelled by conscience to provide the services. She suggests the evolution of conscientious objection in health care as a consequence of conscience and antiabortion sentiment. She also offers thought on the result of neglect of the compatibility between conscience and abortion.


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