Dictates of Conscience - or Dictated Conscience?
By Kim Shaftner MD, ACLJ Medicolegal Fellow
March 18, 2009
President Barack Obama has directed the Department of Health and Human Services to rescind the "conscience clause" which protects health-care personnel from pressure to perform or participate in procedures they regard as violations of their personal moral and ethical beliefs.
This action would rescind a 2008 Executive Order which sought to protect those who conscientiously hold to life-affirming principles of medical practice.
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