Balancing Care and Conscientious Objection

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Colombia – Sentencia T-209-08, November 27, 2009.

Croatia – Nataša Bijelić and Amir Hodžić, “‘Grey Area’: Abortion Issue in Croatia,” Center for Education, Counselling and Research, 2014.

Ghana – Patience Aniteye and Susannah H. Mayhew, “Shaping Legal Abortion Provision in Ghana: Using Policy Theory to Understand Provider-Related Obstacles to Policy Implementation,” Health Research Policy and Systems, June 6, 2013.

Ireland – Republic of Ireland, “Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013,” Number 25, 2013, p. 15.

Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland High Court, Application by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children for Judicial Review, 2009, Ref:GIR7672.

Belize – Belize: Criminal Laws, Regulations and Procedure Handbook , 2016, p. 79.

Mexico, DF – Acción de Inconstitucionalidad 146/2007 y su Acumulada 147/2007, August 28, 2008, p. 20.

Slovenia –Slovenian Health Services Act,Article 56.

Great Britain –Abortion Act 1967, Section 4 (applies to England, Scotland and Wales).

Zambia – Zambian Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1972, Section 4(2).

Italy – Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana, “The Legalization of Abortion: Law 194 of the Italian Republic, 1978,” Section 9 (Before and after termination),” May 2, 1978.

South Africa – Jane Harries, Diane Cooper, Anna Strebel and Christopher J. Colvin, “Conscientious Objection and Its Impact on Abortion Service Provision in South Africa: A Qualitative Study,” Reproductive Health 2014. Referring to Section 27(3) of South African Bill of Rights:

Spain – Ley Orgánica 2/2010, Chapter 2, Article 19(2), (Before and after). March 4, 2010.

Uruguay– Abortion – Decree 375/2012, Article 20. (After the procedure.)

Bulgaria – Decree No. 2, February 1, 1990.

Czech Republic –Law on Abortion, October 20, 1986.

Finland – Helsinki Times, “Citizens’ Initiative Calls for Right to Conscientious Objection in Health Care,” August 28, 2014.

18. Iceland –Law No. 25 of 1975. See also Constitution Article 64.

Sweden – Gènénethique.org, “Abortion: Swedish Ministers against Conscientious Objection,” November 18, 2015.

Poland – Ordo Iuris – Instytut Na Rzecz Kultury Prawnej, “Polish Constitutional Tribunal Dismissed Limitations to Medical Doctors Conscientious Objection,” October 10, 2015.

US –2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Sec 1303 (b)(4), which prohibits any health plan in the exchange from discriminating against any provider or facility that does not refer for abortions. See also.2004 Hyde/Weldon Conscience Protection Amendment.

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