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conscientious objector

A person who refuses to serve in the military due to religious or ethical beliefs running contrary to violence or war. My great-grandfather was imprisoned for refusing to fight in the first World War as a conscientious objector.
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In an essay written to accompany the play, Mears states: "To read some of the accounts of conscientious objectors being grilled and investigated by their Local Tribunals (once conscription had been brought in, in 1916), to assess whether their conscientious objection was genuine and whether therefore they might be exempted from military service, would provoke laughter and derision were the accounts not true.
In the First World War, conscientious objectors were assessed by a local tribunal, which rarely granted absolute exemption, instead enlisting them in the Army, including the Non-Combatant Corps, where many disobeyed orders and ended up in prison.
The shut-up-or-leave approach to conscientious objection in healthcare issues is widely accepted in Sweden.
As was recently discussed at the II Regional Seminar on Institutional Conscientious Objection held in Bogota in August 2016 by a group of experts gathered by prominent organizations such as La Mesa por la Vida y la Salud de las Mujeres, Catolicas por el Derecho a Decidir, and PROFAMILIA, conscience (1) is a personal attribute that is present in both the denial and the provision of abortion services.
Instead, it has used more subtle tactics, such as inducing doctors and other medical staff to claim conscientious objection, harassing women in hospitals--especially during therapeutic abortions--and lobbying for a heavy fine for women who have a clandestine abortion.
His Register of British First World War Conscientious Objectors is available on the digital memorial at the Imperial War Museum.
There were 16,000 registered conscientious objectors, compared to eight million men in the armed forces.
Opposition to war in Wales is an underexplored subject, and this lecture will launch our call for hidden histories of Conscientious Objectors.
Conscientious omnivores, vegetarians, and adherence to diet.
Zahid Thebo said there was no dearth of talent among the local children and close coordination among different sections of society to nurture these and help children grow as conscientious members of the society.
This study examined the associations between conscientious perfectionism (high standards), self-evaluative perfectionism (self-criticism) and eating psychopathology among dancers.
Andy Stahl: "When vaccination exemptions become easier to obtain than the vaccination itself, the unvaccinated population expands beyond those who hold sincere conscientious objections.
As conscientious objectors, the midwifery sisters have had no direct role in pregnancy terminations.
The national Ombudsperson recommended that Polish provisions on conscientious objection be amended, so that doctors claiming conscientious objection can no longer deny women their rights.