The medical profession opposes this unless the law includes a provision for conscientious objection
. So paradoxically, as Munthe points out, at the moment the Swedish solution to conscientious objection
both supports abortion and blocks euthanasia.
is a mechanism aimed at protecting certain fundamental rights of providers (such as freedom of conscience and faith) or even a fundamental right in itself according to certain regulations.
Students were invited to complete an anonymous online questionnaire on conscientious objection
. Previous invitation emails ware sent by Google Docs (7) website from June 1 and October 31, 2014.
The increase in clandestine abortions is certainly due to the abnormal increase in conscientious objection
, which has reached an average of 70 percent in the country as a whole, with a significant difference between the northern and southern regions.
While referring to the above-mentioned grounds enabling the limitation of the right of conscientious objection
, it should be explicitly emphasised that the option does not seem to apply to healthcare professionals.
The term "conscientious objection
" in and of itself provides a rationale and motivation for the act of deviancy--that one is compelled to be true to his/her ethical beliefs (one's conscience) even if those beliefs run counter to society's laws and/or normative understandings and practices.
Moral Integrity Grounds the Right to Conscientious Objection
"The tribunal has recognised my conscientious objections
by giving me substitution labour."
That access can be compromised by conscientious objection
, which, in women's sexual and reproductive health services, is most commonly invoked in relation to abortion and contraception.
He considers nonviolent resistance by Burmese Buddhist monks, Japanese peace cranes, economic aid to Africa, war tribunals, debt jubilee, the solidarity movement in Poland, Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein's objections to war, conscientious objection
during WWII, and more.
The final section of this issue features a model policy on conscientious objection
in medicine developed by Jocelyn Downie, Carolyn McLeod and Jacquelyn Shaw.
It also includes a recommendation that consultant psychiatrists should be involved when a mental health assessment is required and covers an allowance for conscientious objection
, accountability and data collecting.