Wednesday, April 23, 2008

CitizenLink: Most Doctors in Italy Refuse to Perform Abortions

re: "Nearly 70 percent of gynecologists in Italy have refused to perform abortions based on moral grounds, according to the Health Ministry, which has resulted in a 3 percent drop in abortions. /Abortion was legalized in Italy in 1978. The Vatican’s involvement has allowed doctors to refuse to participate based on conscientious objections. /“Gynecologists in Italy are privileged to have the right to follow their consciences,” said Dawn Vargo, associate bioethics analyst for Focus on the Family Action. “This should be a model for other countries to pass laws that protect health-care professionals' rights of conscience.”..."...

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