Knowing your responsibilities as a conscientious objector around abortion care can be helpful for several reasons. Firstly, it helps you understand your legal rights and obligations as a healthcare provider or worker who objects to participating in abortions. This knowledge can prevent legal or ethical violations that may result from your refusal to provide or assist in abortion care.
Secondly, understanding your responsibilities as a conscientious objector can help you communicate your objections to patients, colleagues, and employers in a respectful and clear manner. This can promote mutual understanding and avoid conflicts that may arise due to differences in beliefs or values.
Thirdly, being aware of your responsibilities as a conscientious objector can also help you identify alternative options for patients seeking abortion care. This may involve referring them to other healthcare providers or facilities that can provide the necessary services.
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This short workshop explores medical professionals’ legal responsibilities to their patients seeing abortion when they are conscientious objectors.
It works through what the law says and how to comply with legal requirements while maintaining and working within one’s values.
This workshop looks at practical strategies for meeting those legal requirements.