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A Matter of Conscience: Religious Exemptions and the Healthcare Debate

Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Michael Greene, Melissa Rogers

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Format: Lecture

Length: 70 minutes

How should health care providers, from individual pharmacists and physicians to large medical institutions, balance respect for personal conscience with professional responsibility? A panel of legal, religious, and medical experts discusses the issue in light of intense religious opposition to recent health care reform efforts.

Speaking are Rev. Bryan Hehir, Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the secretary for social services for the Archdiocese of Boston; Dr. Michael F. Greene, a professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School and the chief of obstetrics at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Melissa Rogers, the director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

Presenter(s): Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Michael Greene, Melissa Rogers

Date: April 13, 2010

Location: Higgins 310

Sponsor(s): Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/hehir/

The information on this page is accurate as of April 2010