matter of (individual) conscience

noun phrase

: something that people must decide about according to what they believe is morally right
The issue is a matter of (individual) conscience.

Examples of matter of (individual) conscience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For many of us, staying informed is an obligation, a matter of conscience, of good citizenship. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 18 Oct. 2023 Francis Asbury Vaughan of Seguin, along with 11 of his compatriots, elected as a matter of conscience to fight on the side of the Union Army in the Civil War. Travis Pinson, Dallas News, 21 July 2023 Union delegates and guests who choose union hotels as a matter of conscience would need to compete over limited rooms. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 13 Apr. 2023 Changing this dynamic is a matter of conscience, consequence, and sequence. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 The alliance could not comply as a matter of conscience and medical judgment. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 25 Aug. 2022 That’s a matter of conscience for artists and their advocates. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 10 Feb. 2022 Some companies see speaking up for social justice and racial equity as a matter of conscience — and a way of appealing to consumers who agree. Steve Chapman,, 7 Apr. 2021 For four decades, Biden portrayed his support of the Hyde amendment as a fundamental matter of conscience, only to abandon it under pressure from Democratic activists in June 2019. John McCormack, National Review, 22 Aug. 2020

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matter of (individual) conscience

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“Matter of (individual) conscience.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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