"> DOI:10.18643/gieu.2018.123
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"/> Conscience clause and abortion
<- Home <- Arhive <- Vol. 14, Issue 3, September 2018


Conscience clause and abortion

S. Hostiuc, I. Negoi

Abstract: Recently, in Romania were published a series of articles in mass-media about hospitals in which pregnant women could not resort to abortion at their request, as there were no available doctors willing to perform them. The main reasons given by physicians included: the immorality of the act, religious reasons, but also the fact that they are not paid by the hospital to perform them. In Romania, abortion is allowed, at the request of the patient, until week 14, and respecting this right is very important for many who remember the tragedies generated by the interdiction to perform them in the communist era. Afterwards, it may be allowed, for therapeutic purposes, up to 24 weeks, and when needed for the well-being of the mother and child, beyond 24 weeks. The purpose of this article is to analyze the main legal norms upon which this clause is built upon in Romania. We will analyze three main areas: labor law, constitutional law, and the ethical norms of the Romanian College of Physicians.

Keywords: abortion, law, on-demand abortion, pregnancy, morality.

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