Articles Tagged ‘physicians’ conscience rights’

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario: Revised Professional Obligations and Human Rights

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At a time of year when most of us are distracted by many things, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has surreptitiously put out a revised draft policy entitled Professional Obligations and Human Rights that will affect Ontario physicians' freedom to act in accordance with their religious and moral beliefs. According to their website, "the draft policy sets out physicians' existing legal obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code), and the College's expectation that physicians will respect the fundamental ... (Continue reading)

Protect Canadian doctors’ conscience rights

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At the Westglen Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Chantal Barry will not prescribe artificial contraception. You know when she is on duty because of a sign that reads: The physician on duty today will not prescribe the birth control pill. In Ottawa, Dr. Edmond Kyrillos is one of three doctors who will not prescribe birth control. In a letter to patients of CareMedics Medical Clinic where Dr. Kyrillos is on staff, he says: Please be advised that because of reasons of ... (Continue reading)

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