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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.
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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