“The Conscience Defense to Malpractice,” 108 California Law Review 1255 (2020)

This article presents the results of the first multijurisdictional study of procedural protections in state conscience laws relating to reproductive medical services. Focusing on civil immunity provisions in abortion conscience statutes, Sawicki finds that laws in a majority of states eliminate a patient’s common law right to recover damages for injuries caused by a medical provider’s conscience-based deviation from the standard of care.