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in conscience

Also, in all good conscience. In all truth or fairness, as in I can't in conscience say that the meeting went well, or In all good conscience we can't support their stand on disarmament. [Late 1500s]
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in (all good) conscience

In all fairness; by any reasonable standard.
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Pope John Paul II maintains that in the case of laws such as those which claim to legitimize abortion or euthanasia, there is no obligation in conscience to obey such laws; instead "there is a grave and clear obligation to oppose them by conscientious objection.
Church courts must decide whether there is objectively such a nullity of marriage, because there are canonical laws binding in conscience.
In a statement Cardinal Hume explained that he had not refused the sacrament because the man was homosexual, but because he was using the Mass to seek public endorsement of a private decision made in conscience.