medical conscience

Medical personnel who wish to opt out of participating in procedures that violate their religious or personal beliefs are one step closer to being allowed to do so legally in Missouri.

Legislation to allow medical professionals to refuse to take part in procedures that violate their religious or personal beliefs was heard Wednesday by a Missouri House committee.

Newscast for March 30, 2012

Mar 30, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • House unlikely to override veto on workers' comp bill
  • Jumping jacks one step closer to officialdom
  • House passes medical conscience bill
Jacob Fenston / KBIA

The Missouri House has reignited intense debate over women’s reproductive rights, passing legislation that would exempt doctors and other health care workers from performing medical procedures that violate their religious beliefs.