conscience clause

Irish Woman Savita Halappanavar, 31, Dies Because Hospital Refuses Abortion

A young dentist named Savita Halappanavar died last month in Ireland because University Hospital Galway repeatedly refused to perform an abortion. Doctors would not terminate the clearly-failing pregnancy while she was undergoing…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

OK Doctor Refuses To Provide Emergency Contraception To Rape Victim In ER

An Oklahoma doctor working in an emergency room refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old rape victim because EC is against her personal beliefs. (Yes, the doctor was…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Kansas Advances “Conscience” Bill To Let Pharmacists Refuse You Morning-After Pill

The Kansas state legislature advanced a so-called “conscience” bill yesterday that will make it easier for health care providers to refuse to provide women’s health services that they personally find…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Idaho Pharmacist Refuses Medication For Woman Who Had Abortion

A pharmacist in Nampa, Idaho, refused to fill a prescription for anti-bleeding medication for a woman, telling her she would not give it if it was being used after…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2011 - 7:00 pm