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In his commentary on Francesca Minerva's paper 'Conscientious Objection in Italy', Roger Trigg writes, "mutual respect is easy for people who agree", and, "it is against the spirit of democracy to ride roughshod over other's [sic] beliefs". His point is apposite: in a democratic society an individual's conscience in matters of ethical controversy ought not to be compromised by popular sensitivities. Sharp disagree...