conscientious objection

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conscientious objector

n. Abbr. CO
One who on the basis of religious or moral principles refuses to bear arms or participate in military service.

conscientious objection n.

conscien′tious objec′tion

refusal on moral or religious grounds to bear arms in a military conflict or to serve in the armed forces.
conscien′tious objec′tor, n.
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He would not, however, yield immediately to the young man's request, but made a few conscientious objections.
Into the gap, shadow NI secretary meets in order to try to legalise the cynical practice of abortion in the Province - no doubt to create the situation on the mainland where doctors and nurses are forced to participate and not allowed conscientious objection.
When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military
WASHINGTON * Pro-life physicians and crisis pregnancy centers have filed suit in state and federal court against an Illinois law that specifically requires those with a conscientious objection to abortion to give their patients information about abortion providers.
Only Britain and the US, with their traditions of individual liberty and religious freedom, recognised a legal right to conscientious objection.
Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark has decided to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strausbourg over Sweden's hard line on conscientious objection.
We may believe wholeheartedly that Du30 is just being vindictive with her because of her conscientious objection and vehement opposition to his 'war on drugs,' which has to date claimed about 7,000 lives.
Accommodating conscientious objection is the safety valve that permits cooperation when dealing with contested government endeavors such as war, abortion, and physician-assisted suicide.
Here we will argue that contrary to what this study claims, the pervasive practices they mention are not based on conscientious objection.
1), Pierre-Arnaud Perrouty examines the line between conscience rights and the claim for conscientious objection.
Objective: In many European countries with ostensibly liberal abortion laws, women face legal restrictions to abortion beyond the first trimester of pregnancy, as well as other barriers to legal abortion, in particular shortages of providers willing and able to offer abortion due to poor training and to conscientious objection among physicians.