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conscientious objection

 [kon″she-en´shus]
an appeal to conscience in refusing to do, or seeking exemption from, acts that threaten a person's sense of integrity. Patients as well as physicians and nurses may appeal to conscience in refusing treatment or procedures. Called also conscientious refusal.
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The conscientious objectors worked 8 1/2-hour shifts, six days a week, without pay except a $2.
The above sections have outlined the argument for why conscientious objector status can be extended to homeschooling.
Just like the white pine blister rust, many conscientious objectors felt that they, too, were an invasive species in America, sent to the camps to be removed from the public eye lest they compromise the wartime spirit.
Because although Aguayo met many of the requirements of a conscientious objector according to military policy, he failed to meet one important non-official requirement: his belief system wasn't Christian.
36) In 1953, the Court explicitly stated that a claimant seeking conscientious objector status must first establish a prima facie case of entitlement to a conscientious objection exemption.
Brock focuses mainly on the experiences of European conscientious objectors, though there are also papers on Australia, Japan, and Canada.
Instead of military service during times of conscription, Hutterite young men have been drafted into alternative service as conscientious objectors to do work in the national health and safety of others in the United States.
The Conscientious Objector Pledge," Watchman-Examiner (October 17, 1940): 1096-97; "The State Versus Conscience," Watchman-Examiner (November 28, 1940): 1240-41.
To his chagrin, he discovers too late--when he receives his draft notice--that not being a minister also means that he cannot legally claim conscientious objector status.
The story of a Conscientious Objector in the Vietnam War," will be published under Ballantine's "Presidio Press" publishing imprint.
military applied for conscientious objector designation.