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Conscience objections urged in face of Colombian gay unions

May 7, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Officials from the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia have urged Catholics to adhere to Church teaching in the face of potential same-sex unions and a movement towards a secular nation.  

Council of Europe hailed for religious freedom resolution

Apr 30, 2013 - 04:02 am .- A resolution passed by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly is being lauded as an important – although limited – recognition of religious and conscience rights in the public sphere.  

Court protects Scottish midwives from abortion involvement

Apr 25, 2013 - 12:05 pm .- Two Scottish midwives won an appeal on April 24 against a court's decision forcing them to indirectly take part in abortions against their will.

Illinois pharmacist ruling praised as conscience victory

Dec 13, 2012 - 12:06 am .- Religious liberty advocates are hailing the end of a seven-year legal battle over the required provision of abortion drugs in Illinois pharmacies as a major triumph for conscience rights.

Support for teen emergency contraception access deemed 'foolish'

Nov 28, 2012 - 05:00 pm .- Doctors and pro-life advocates warn that the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation of emergency contraceptives for teenage girls promotes unwise and “risky behaviors."

Conscience rights for pharmacists upheld in Illinois ruling

Sep 25, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- An Illinois appeals court’s ruling on the conscience rights of pharmacists is being hailed as a victory for religious freedom and could offer hope to current lawsuits challenging the federal contraception mandate.

Scottish midwives lose case about objecting to abortion

Feb 29, 2012 - 11:09 am .- Two Catholic midwives from Scotland have lost their legal battle to avoid taking part in abortion procedures on grounds of “conscientious objection.”

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