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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong weighs in on conscientious objection in healthcare

A woman looking to conceive needs artificial insemination and visits a clinic approved by her insurer. The doctor refuses care. The patient in question is a lesbian, and the doctor refuses his services based on his religious convictions. How do you insure the rights of a patient in this situation? How do you also protect doctors from having to take action on a variety of morally gray decisions? KIE faculty Walter Sinnott-Armstrong addresses the issue of conscientious objection in healthcare forĀ The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.