CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION 1, ARGENTINA – Re-thinking the use of conscientious objection by health professionals: A regulatory proposal based on legal abortion practices in Argentina

by Sonia Ariza Navarrete, Agustina Ramón Michel

Center for Studies of State and Society (CEDES, Argentina) and Ipas

Based on legal abortion practices in Argentina, this paper proposes language for the regulation of conscientious objection within public policy. This proposal is empirically informed, based on a review of comparative legal studies and a conceptual framework that considers regulatory needs, gaps in public policy and the everyday experiences of women, healthcare teams and health authorities.

While it focuses on the context of Argentina, it will be of interest and use in other countries confronted with the need to address providers’ refusal to provide abortion services on religious or moral grounds.

Executive Summary in English

Full text in Spanish: Una vuelta de tuerca a la objeción de conciencia, 50 pages

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