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

Service, not Servitude



Objecting Nurse Fired
10 years of litigation follows dismissal
(Orange County, California, USA: June, 1994)
Short/Kennedy | The case of nurse Karen Kelly illustrates the kind of exhausting litigation that conscientious objectors may encounter when pursuing wrongful dismissal claims against large employers with 'deep pockets.' Her story is told in news reports filed at critical points as the case proceeded. . . continue reading


Hospital Restricts Nurses' Freedom of Conscience
(Markham-Stoufville, Ontario, Canada:1993-1998)
David Dooley | If the province can spend millions of dollars setting up abortion clinics, Stephens said, it can well afford to hire nurses prepared to take part in abortions, rather than forcing others to go against their consciences. . . . And if hospitals pride themselves on being responsive to the community, this one should make plain how the recent decision was made and why the nurses are under such compulsion. . . continue reading