Last February 10, the Arkansas Senate approved a law that protects the right of medical professionals to conscientious objection (read HERE).
Conscientious objection new law is welcomed by ethicists and medical workers.
The exercise of medical workers’ right to conscientious objection is based on their Hippocratic Oath; limiting it would infringe their professional rights and their very personal freedom backed by the United States Constitution. Despite this, the current law has provoked strong criticism from the Democratic Party, pro-choice groups and LGBT activists, who claim violation of their rights, arguing that abortion and sex reassignment treatments are medical practices that must be fulfilled by medical professionals.
From a medical and bioethical point of view, these arguments lack foundation in both disciplines. We welcome this new law.