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Table 5 Religious Reasons

From: Conscientious objection to participation in abortion by midwives and nurses: a systematic review of reasons

Religious Reasons
Religion does not permit involvement (+ 6/−1; rm.:16)
+ Religious law should be followed (6)
+ It is a sin against God (2)
+ Religious premises are true (2)
+ Job was chosen due to `calling´ (2)
+ Conscientious objection due to eternal welfare (2)
+ Nonreligious-based argumentation of CO reflects professional position (1)
- Catholic physicians should not become gynaecologists (1)
Religious convictions form conscience (+ 3/−0; rm.:7)
+ Humans have values (3)
+ Religious based reasoning against the provision of abortion related care (3)
+ Religious HCP’s are confronted with serious conscience conflicts (1)
Religious toleration has multiple dimensions (+ 1/−2; rm.:3)
+ Patient’s religious values can collide with medical providers (1)
- Recognising an exemption is not necessarily basis for opposition (1)
- Conflicting claims of toleration and how to respond (1)
Controversies in religion-based argumentation (+ 2/−0; rm.:2)
+ Intrinsic plausibility of religious conclusions is difficult (1)
+ Conscience is equated with natural law (1)