(Sept 2020) How to Reduce or Eliminate “Conscientious Objection” in Reproductive Health Care

September 27, 2020

By Joyce Arthur and Christian Fiala

Working towards an eventual ban on so-called “conscientious objection” in reproductive health care is not only the right thing to do, but also would be more achievable than trying to accommodate and regulate the practice on an ongoing basis – which has not been proven to work in any country.

Empirically-based criteria for reducing the number of objectors over time can be developed that would be ethical and fair to all parties. This paper suggests ideas for incrementally reducing or eliminating belief-based treatment refusals in reproductive health care.

Access document here (3 pages, PDF): How to Reduce or Eliminate “Conscientious Objection” in Reproductive Health Care