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<p>Of 274 genetic counselors surveyed, 90% were not even aware the conscience clauses existed. On the issue of whether genetic counselors had the right to use a conscience clause, responses were mixed: 24% said yes, 31% said no, and 45% were unsure. Ninety percent of respondents agreed counselors were ethically obligated to refer a patient to another provider if using a conscience clause. </p>

Ethical Concerns on Conscience Clauses in Genetic Counseling