Confronting Conscientious Objection

Engaging Bioethics
The Hoya, 31 January, 2013
Reproduced with permission

Maggie Little*

Conscientious objection. . . is not something lightly invoked. Its legitimate exercise brings with it strong obligations. Objecting providers must disclose their limitations early and often to minimize patient burdens. And they must convey those restrictions with compassion and respect. . . . The very premise of protecting conscientious refusal, after all, is that deeply good and reasonable people disagree on the issue. . .  Full Text

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