When a health professional refuses: Legal and regulatory limits on conscientious objection to provision of abortion care

Health professionals’ refusal to provide service that they oppose on moral or religious grounds is a significant barrier to women’s access to safe abortion and other reproductive health services. This resource contains recommendations for enacting laws and regulations that safeguard women’s access to services while still protecting providers’ rights of conscience. It also provides information on human rights standards that address provider refusal and includes a list of further resources.

Year: 2012

Authors: Patty Skuster

Languages: English

Regions: Global

Countries: Not Applicable

Topics: Human Rights,Laws & Policies,Reproductive Rights,Religion & Culture

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