Healthcare providers who cite conscientious objection as grounds for refusing to provide components of legal reproductive care highlight the tension between their right to exercise their conscience and women’s rights to receive needed care. There are also societal obligations and ramifications at stake, including the responsibility for negotiating balance between all of these competing interests. . .
. . . There are too many barriers to access to reproductive health- care. Conscience-based refusal of care may be one that we can successfully address.
Chavkin W. (Editorial) Conscientious objection to the provision of reproductive healthcare. Int J Gynec Obstet. 2013 Dec;123(SUPPL.3):s39-s40.