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Udo Schüklenk contributed to a report by the International Women's Health Coalition on conscientious objection with respect to performing abortions and other services. 

The rise of policies that allow health professionals to invoke personal beliefs to deny patients abortion and other reproductive health services is threatening access to health care for women worldwide, a new report has found. The resulting practices violate principles of medical ethics and have devastating consequences for women and girls who are denied abortions, contraception, and other services. Some health professionals are also using these claims to deny services to LGBTQ individuals and their families.

You can read the report and hear the press conference here.