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conscience clause

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

n
(Law) a clause in a law or contract exempting persons with moral scruples
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So, even as the Church collected political victories in the form of individual state conscience clauses, the CHA and the USCCB remained focused on a move designed to protect them in court: revision of the Directives, by now a chronic source of frustration for hospital administrators.
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I will now explore one area where federal and state legislatures have interposed themselves with full force in medicine's moral dilemmas: what is often called conscience legislation (or "conscience clauses").
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For years, feminists have been warning that, underneath all the attacks on women's reproductive rights--the multiplying restrictions on abortion, the attempts to defund Planned Parenthood's health services, the "conscience clauses" that let pharmacists choose which pills they'll dispense--lies a determined opposition to contraception and to women's independence generally.
Conscience clauses permit a section of the populace to opt out from the application of a law that would ordinarily have universal application.
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.
The latest battle in the abortion wars seems to be shaping up around the matter of "conscience clauses" intended to protect health care workers who refuse to participate in certain procedures such as abortions or sterilizations because of personal or religious convictions.
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Matt Blunt's statement that he vowed to "support improved conscience clauses for health professionals."
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