22/03/2019

Conscientious objection to referrals for abortion: pragmatic solution or threat to women’s rights? (Nordberg, et al)

Conscientious objection to referrals for abortion: pragmatic solution or threat to women’s rights?

Eva M Kibsgaard NordbergHelge Skirbekk y Morten Magelssen

 

Background

Conscientious objection has spurred impassioned debate in many Western countries. Some Norwegian general practitioners (GPs) refuse to refer for abortion. Little is know about how the GPs carry out their refusals in practice, how they perceive their refusal to fit with their role as professionals, and how refusals impact patients. Empirical data can inform subsequent normative analysis.