conscience clause


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conscience clause

a clause in a law or contract exempting persons with moral scruples. See e.g. ABORTION.
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House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/06/02/paul-ryan-endorses-donald-trump/) who has endorsed Trump , appeared to support a conscience clause by indicating convention delegates shouldn't be forced to vote for something they oppose.
To sum up the above section of the argument, it should be acknowledged that in the light of the above described article 9 of ECHR, a healthcare professional has the right to refuse to provide healthcare services inconsistent with their system of values--the so-called right of conscientious objection or conscience clause [10].
During Assembly Question Time, Mrs Cochrane asked DUP Economy Minister Arlene Foster: "Does the minister share my concern that the proposed conscience clause could have implications similar to the business and sport boycott of the state of Indiana following the introduction of similar legislation?" But Mrs Foster replied: "No, I don't.
For the Quakers, who had been instrumental in getting the conscience clause added to the Military Service Act, the decision to be "absolutist" or "non-combatant" wasn't as clear-cut as might be imagined.
The mandate does not include a conscience clause for employers who object to such coverage on moral grounds.
Pharmacy Law and Ethics: Ancient Times to Conscience Clause
(50) Andis Robeznieks, Battle of the Conscience Clause: When Practitioners Say No, AMERICAN MEDICAL NEWS (Apr.
Lord Hunt told the committee he wanted the new body to be able to "dictate the prominence" of apologies printed in newspapers, and said he supported the idea of a whistleblowing hotline and a conscience clause in journalist's contracts.
For the many Filipinos disturbed by news of forced disappearances continuing to this day, the bill's most attractive quality may be what we can call its conscience clause. Again, the House bill has the longer and more specific version: "An 'order of battle' or any order from a superior officer or a public authority causing the commission of enforced or involuntary disappearance is unlawful and cannot be invoked as a justifying circumstance.
He said: "So let's work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies." Later on he added, "Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion and draft a sensible conscience clause." The only conscience clause that ever came into play came in the spring of 2012 as an unacceptable exemption from the HHS Mandate Obama had just imposed on the nation.