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Conscientious Objection - Latest News
May 23, 2019 - 12:32 am .- Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, an OB-GYN in Argentina, was found guilty on Monday of having prevented an abortion, after he decided to save the life of an unborn baby whose mother had taken an abortion pill.
Mar 31, 2019 - 03:45 pm .- Pope Francis decried the regression of freedom of conscience in “Christian countries” during an in-flight press conference Sunday, telling reporters on his return trip from Morocco, “let’s not accuse Muslims”.
Mar 26, 2018 - 06:14 pm .- The Mexican Senate has approved a measure protecting the conscientious objections of medical personnel who hold moral or ethical objections to certain treatments.
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.
May 17, 2016 - 09:59 am .- In a new interview focused heavily on migration and dialogue with Islam, Pope Francis touched on growing concerns surrounding the hot-button topic of religious freedom.  
Sep 28, 2015 - 08:31 am .- In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and women’s ordination.
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.  
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.  
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.”