Posts Tagged ‘conscientious objection’

Euthanasia referendum: Why Hospice NZ went to court over law

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

When Hospice NZ reviewed the End of Life Choice Act, they were deeply concerned with the lack of clarity and detail when it came to the potential application of the End of Life Choice law. Following legal advice, Hospice NZ took an unprecedented action to seek clarity from the High Court on how the act Read more

Assisted dying: conscientious objection rights remain unclear

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

A judge says it’s too early to clarify how conscientious objection rights for assisted dying might work in hospices. Hospice New Zealand, an umbrella organisation for all hospice services, wanted answers about how conscientious objection would operate if the End of Life Choice Act was accepted in the referendum in September. Continue reading Related Posts:Tough Read more

Hospice NZ asks court about legality of euthanasia-free service

Thursday, May 7th, 2020
"euthanasia-free" service.

Hospice New Zealand has applied for an urgent court hearing on whether it will be able to provide a euthanasia-free service should the proposed legislation be approved in a referendum scheduled to take place at the same time as the general election. The application – lodged by Hospice on April 9 – asks the High Read more

Medical professionals’ conscientious objection rights clarified

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

The rights of medical professionals’ conscientious objection to participating in medical procedures to which their beliefs are opposed are being clarified in the British Parliament. The Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Act 2017 would defend healthcare workers in England and Wales from partaking in the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, IVF or similar fertility treatments, or abortion Read more

Discrimination against Christians rises across Europe

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Intolerance and discrimination against Christians is increasing across the European continent, a conference of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe has been told. “In Europe, we have identified 14 laws that are likely to negatively affect the religious liberty of Christians in 15 countries,” said Massimo Introvigne, of the Italian foreign affairs ministry. Read more

Amnesty International opposes conscientious objection to abortion

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Amnesty International, a human rights organisation that used to be neutral on abortion, is now using the issue of maternal mortality to advocate for abortion. In a new report, ostensibly on medical care for maternal health, Amnesty International calls on governments to repeal abortion laws and the protection of conscientious objection for medical workers, according Read more