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Oct 4, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- An employment tribunal in England stated Wednesday that a biblical view of sex and gender is “incompatible with human dignity” in a ruling against a doctor who was denied employment after refusing to use the preferred pronouns of transgender clients
Aug 23, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Legal briefs filed Aug. 21 on behalf of four non-profit organizations, including the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Catholic Medical Association, argue that medical professionals should not be forced to perform procedures or refer patients for procedures to which they are morally opposed. 
Jul 17, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- Documents from the Republic of Ireland's health department show that abortion services are limited at nine of the country's 19 maternity hospitals, in part due to conscientious objectors.
Jul 1, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- A rule to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals will be delayed until the end of November, the Department of Health and Human Services announced July 1. 
Jun 12, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Santa Clara County, California is the latest entity to ask a federal judge to block a new rule from the Department of Health and Human Services designed to protect the conscience rights of healthcare workers.
May 22, 2019 - 09:55 am .- An array of states and cities filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a new Department of Health and Human Services rule allowing medical professionals to refuse to take part in procedures because of religious or conscientious objections.
Mar 21, 2019 - 01:22 pm .- The Irish Bishops’ Conference has objected to job requirements mandating that certain consultant doctors be willing to participate in abortions, saying that the country’s new abortion law had promised to safeguard conscience rights for medical professionals.
Nov 8, 2018 - 02:05 pm .- Some 640 general practitioners in the Republic of Ireland have signed a petition saying their concerns have not been listened to regarding the government's plan to have abortion services led by general practitioners.
Oct 8, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- The Irish bishops on Friday lamented that the draft bill to legalize abortion in the Republic would require pro-life heathcare professionals to provide abortion referrals, calling the provision “an affront to conscience.”
Oct 3, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- A “small but significant” number of general practitioners in the Republic of Ireland are appealing to the county’s health minister to exempt them from being forced to refer patients to other doctors for abortions, the Irish Independent is reporting.
Aug 18, 2017 - 02:54 am .- Conscience protections for Catholic hospitals and other organizations could soon come under fire in the Canadian province of Ontario, with one assisted suicide group saying they may challenge this legislation in court.
Feb 16, 2017 - 03:35 pm .- A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the state’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision on Thursday.
Feb 13, 2017 - 06:03 pm .- Objectors to abortion need stronger conscience protections in federal law, the U.S. bishops have said in a letter to Congress supporting a bill being considered by Congress.
Feb 13, 2017 - 04:39 pm .- A Catholic advocacy group is warning the governor of Illinois that he will face massive political opposition if he signs an abortion funding bill into law.
Nov 2, 2016 - 01:26 pm .- Faithful Catholics need to be aware of the ever-increasing serious threats to Christians living their faith in the field of medicine, warned Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.
Apr 2, 2016 - 06:04 am .- A proposed conscience protection act for health care professionals who oppose abortion would benefit both medical providers and their patients, U.S. Catholic bishops said Thursday as they urged support among the House of Representatives.
Jan 5, 2016 - 12:42 am .- On the cusp of 2016, the president of the U.S. Bishops Conference is calling for greater protection of pro-life professionals and organizations in the year ahead.  
Aug 13, 2015 - 03:06 pm .- A Colorado baker has lamented the Colorado Court of Appeals’ ruling handed down Thursday that he illegally discriminated when he declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Apr 7, 2015 - 05:03 pm .- The Colorado agency which punished a baker who declined to make a cake for a same-sex ceremony has ruled that other bakers may refuse to make cakes with messages opposed to gay marriage. Defenders of the censured baker, Jack Phillips, say the commission should be more consistent.
Nov 20, 2014 - 03:35 pm .- The U.S. bishops are imploring Congress to enact stronger medical conscience protections against state abortion laws by passing the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act.