Before Roe v. Wade was overturned, the argument has been made that a doctor’s conscience should not be a part of modern medical care. Such an argument was a reference to the duty of the doctor to perform abortions when the patients requested regardless of their ethical and/or religious beliefs on the matter. However, now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned by Dobbs v. Jackson, the question of whether such an argument applies to pro-abortion doctors in anti-abortion states. Bioethicists Julian Savulescu, Udo Schuklenk, Francesca Minerva, and Alberto Giubilini discuss the matter in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
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