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Synonyms for conscientious objector

one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience

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We have taken note of your having a conscientious objection.
We think it is a matter of disgrace to have any conscientious objection in this time of national crisis.
Motivated and informed by this policy review and also by our team's philosophical work on conscientious objections, the next stage of the project involved drafting a model conscientious objection policy for uptake by Canadian physician regulatory bodies.
1) In response to a series of letters to the editor written about our editorial, we wrote that, under the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Code of Ethics (Update 2004) (2) and the CMA Induced Abortion policy (1988), "all physicians are under an obligation to refer"--that is, to make referrals for abortion--and "[the policy] does not allow a right of conscientious objection in relation to referrals.
She gives conscientious objection in medicine (hereafter, "conscientious objection") the book-length treatment that it deserves.
Lynch opposes a blanket prohibition on conscientious objection.
Conscientious objection to military service is deeply rooted in American history.
6) The Quakers also heavily influenced the creation of the first conscientious objection exemptions to military conscription.
He said: "There is a conscience clause in the 1967 Abortion Act which allows doctors to opt out of performing abortions if they have a conscientious objection.
State laws and a few legal decisions offer guidance on handling conscientious objections from pharmacists.
What remains an insulting accounting gimmick does not protect the rights of Americans with sincere conscientious objections.
Mr Gledhill said: "We've set in train the arrangements so that women will be able to become bishops in the Church of England and we've committed ourselves to working at it so that those who have conscientious objections to that can still find a place in the Church of England with us.
Of course there are various areas doctors may have conscientious objections to and that is normal but there is a duty on all doctors to treat patients and if they feel they cannot they must refer to someone else,' she said.
The webcast will focus on the Obama administration's mandate that, beginning next year, will force any organization - including religious institutions - that offers health insurance to employees to cover contraception, sterilizations and abortifacients, regardless of conscientious objections.
In truth, the deviancy spoken about in the above was conscientious objection to World War I (W.