Pennsylvania Conscientious Objection Act (SB 24)
This law was last updated on Mar 31, 2017
SB 24 would allow health-care professionals and institutions to refuse to participate in health-care services that violate their conscience, and would immunize health-care professionals and institutions from civil and criminal liability based on their refusal to provide prescriptions or participate in health-care services that violate their conscience.
The bill defines health-care service to include any of the following:
- artificial birth control;
- artificial insemination;
- assisted reproduction;
- emergency contraception;
- human cloning;
- human embryonic stem-cell research;
- fetal experimentation; and
The bill would also prevent any kind of discrimination against health-care professionals or institutions who refuse to participate in health-care services that violate their conscience.