Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 17 (5):1006-1008 (2011)
AbstractIn an article published recently in this journal Daniel Hill argues that it is unacceptable that British law allows doctors to refuse to terminate non-emergency pregnancies but not to refuse to refer given that many doctors who are opposed to non-emergency abortion will be opposed also to any action that aids non-emergency abortion, including the action of referral. In this reply, I argue that Hill’s argument fails to describe properly the correct function of the law, which has never been about ensuring people can exercise moral consistency in their behaviours.
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Abortion and conscientious objection.Daniel J. Hill - 2010 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 16 (2):344-350.