Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética

Información y matrícula

  • Observatorio de Bioética y Derecho
  • Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética
  • Universidad de Barcelona
  • Av. Diagonal 684
    Facultad de Derecho
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu

"Toppling the Ethical Balance — Health Care Refusal and the Trump Administration"

The New England Journal of Medicine

For nearly 50 years, U.S. federal law has per-mitted medical professionals and religious institutions to refuse, for religious and moral reasons, to provide abortions and sterilizations. In more recent decades, similar safe-guards  have  been  developed  for  medical professionals who do not wish to comply with patients’ ad-vance  directives  or  deliver  physi-cian aid in dying. Under existing statutes, recipients of federal fund-ing — from hospitals and clinics to  states  and  cities  —  may  not  discriminate  against  individuals  or  organizations  that  refuse  to  provide such care.