Tag: conscientious objection

Understanding freedom of conscience

by Brian Bird, Policy Options, 2 August 2017 Conscience is about living in alignment with our moral judgments, regardless of where they come from. If moral freedom is what freedom of conscience protects, why we protect this freedom boils down to the fact that conscience touches on core moral commitments that sustain our identity and integrity — who I… Read more »

Politicians wrestle with doctors’ consciences in Victoria

by Paul Russell, MercatorNet, 20 April 2017 Would it be an “obstruction” if a doctor actively attempted to dissuade a person away from assisted suicide or euthanasia – even if only for a short time – for the sake of trying a different approach to their illness or their pain management? The article is silent… Read more »