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The Parliamentary Committee of the Council of Europe passed the following on October 7th 2010

“No person, hospital, or institution shall be coerced, held liable or discriminated against in any manner because of a refusal to perform, accommodate, assist or submit to an abortion, the performance of a human miscarriage, or euthanasia or any act which will cause the death of a human foetus or embryo, for any reason”

This followed a debate in which a resolution hostile to the principle of conscientious objection to abortion had been called into question. In the event this resolution was amended as above.