The Conscience Laws and Healthcare Conference was held on Saturday 25th July 2009. The event was organised by the group- Doctors in Conscience in order to examine the implications The Victorian Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 will have on the practice of healthcare for conscience objectors.
The conference also considered the threat that anti-conscience laws pose to the freedom of thought, conscience and religion from a cultural, political and legal perspective.
In this video, Nigel Preston speaks on the topic: The Victorian Abortion Law and Conscientious Healthworkers: Is there a way out or do we need a test case?
Mr Preston is the lead lawyer for DLA Phillips Fox’s health, commercial and consulting group in Melbourne. He leads a team of lawyers covering the health and aged care sectors and provided a recent legal opinion to CHA regarding the implications of the Victorian abortion legislation.