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Medical "Conscience Clause' and being Pro Choice

A doctor can opt out of performing an abortion based on their "conscience".
Does that logically mean that those who DO perform them (and those who get them) don't possess a conscience?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:58 AM on Mar. 16, 2013 in Religious Debate

Answers (12)
  • no

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:06 AM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • No, it just means their conscience tells them something different than what you believe.

    Answer by m-avi at 10:57 AM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • No.

    Answer by anestheticsex at 11:06 AM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • Good lord of course not.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:20 AM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • No, that is NOT what it "logically" means. What it means is that if their conscience tells them not to, they don't have to. But if their conscience tells the they can/should, then they will. It's really very simple when you use actual logic rather than your made up logic.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 11:56 AM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • It could mean that their conscience tells them to treat their patient - the woman - as a person who has made a decision that she feels is best for her life and the lives of those who need her.  It could mean that the doctor recognizes that the woman is the one in need of care, and has a pretty good idea of what she is or is not capable of handling - or that if the fetus is presenting a danger to the patient, that his/her responsibility is to protect the life of the woman.  S/he might have a more developed conscience that "conscientious objectors".


    Answer by jsbenkert at 12:06 PM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • no

    Answer by san78 at 12:34 PM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • Pick up a book. Logic for Dummies.

    This does not logical, just stupid

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:15 PM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • Where did you get your logic, out of a gumball machine? The medical conscience clause allows for differing beliefs, that's all. It allows doctors whose consciences tell them something different than yours does to act in ways that won't compromise their values.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:51 PM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • LOL! Where's the "logic" in that?
    Everyone has a conscience.

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 2:24 PM on Mar. 17, 2013

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