The truth behind conscientious objection in medicine
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It is possible to over think and over analyse the issue of conscientious objection (CO).
CO is a right derived from the human right to Freedom of Conscience, religion and belief.
Human rights are personal.
They belong to each individual person.
It is not possible to be impersonal or impartial when one's human rights are threatened.
Human rights are invisible when they are respected.
When they are denied they become visible.
The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy )Act 2018 in Ireland has excluded me and other
healthcare workers from our human right to Freedom of Conscience and the derivate right of CO.
Doctors and nurses (and their students and trainees) in Ireland are the only healthcare workers with the legal right to CO in this Act.
I am an Irish pharmacist.
I value my human rights.
Freedom of conscience is my right as a human being.
CO is my right as a human being.
This is personal.
This is very simple.