conscience clause

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conscience clause

n.
A clause in a law that relieves persons whose conscientious or religious scruples forbid compliance.

conscience clause

n
(Law) a clause in a law or contract exempting persons with moral scruples
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So while conscience clauses with safeguards may seem reasonable, two problems can arise.
Prior to Roe, as various states adopted conscience clauses when revising laws on abortion, Catholic leadership operated under the assumption that nonprofit charitable corporations like hospitals belonged to the community, at least in part, and would be compelled to provide care, even when doing so would run counter to standing policy.
Threats to conscience clauses for pro-life doctors and nurses.
Under all but a few conscience clauses, care may be refused even in emergency situations.
CONSCIENCE clauses, which allow pharmacists to opt out of providing the morning after pill without a prescription, risk unwanted pregnancies and undermine the principle of universal healthcare in the NHS, pharmacists have claimed.
Conscience clauses permit a section of the populace to opt out from the application of a law that would ordinarily have universal application.
It is not yet clear whether conscience clauses are an employee's legal right.
Likewise, the current legislative conscience clauses provide very few meaningful mechanisms for ascertaining compliance, and little meaningful mechanisms even for institutional private enforcement of the promises of conscience rights protection.
I have a few questions about the reasoning in the editorial on the topic of conscience clauses (Register-Guard, Aug.
It's true that some state conscience clauses make clear that health care providers' refusals are not protected when they identify the conflict during certain emergency situations--like public health emergencies or in the middle of patient care when no other provider is available.
Matt Blunt's statement that he vowed to "support improved conscience clauses for health professionals.