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Should conscientious objection to abortion be banned?
Conscientious objection to abortion should be banned
Refusing to perform an abortion is unethical.
Conscientious objection is discriminatory and undermines women's rights.
Laws permitting conscientious objection are discriminatory in favour of Christianity and against other religions.
Personal beliefs have no place in the medical profession.
Legalizing conscientious objection undermines the rule of law.
Conscientious objection endangers the lives and health of women.
Such a policy would be counterproductive and hurt the women it aims to protect.
Abortion is unethical and it is perfectly legitimate for medical staff to refuse to perform an unethical medical procedure.
A person has a right to refuse unsafe work. Wether a fetus has legal rights or not, it is still human and alive, and to compel a person who believes it to be murder would be to subject them to psychological trauma.
Forcing an employee to engage in acting against their conscience by killing a living thing amounts to harassment and/or bullying if not cruelty in the workplace.
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Banning conscientious objection would violate medical staff's freedom of religion.
The state cannot legitimately force doctors to perform an abortion.
Performing abortions is only one element of medicine. People should be able to choose to specialise without being forced to perform this particular procedure.
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