The Project has no standing to intervene with state regulators or
professional authorities, but it may be possible to prepare a report on the
matter. Reports are given to the persons concerned, to be used as they and
legal counsel think best. Reports are not disseminated without the
permission of the persons concerned.
- A report is only as good as the information upon which it is based.
- The preparation of a report is painstaking and time-consuming. One
such report runs to 21 single spaced pages, with an additional 34 pages
of appendices and 126 end notes.
- If a report is needed, all available information and documents
should be forwarded to the Project as soon as possible.
- A Project report is not polemical whitewash. If it is to stand
scrutiny, it must be based upon the evidence submitted. It may,
therefore, include comments unfavourable to an objector.
College of Pharmacists of British Columbia:
Conduct of the Ethics
(26 March, 2001)
- Background | The College of Pharmacists of British
Columbia is the statutory regulator of the profession in the province.
Its Ethics Advisory Committee impugned the integrity of conscientious
objectors in an instruction published in an issue of the College
newsletter. In an article published in the Canadian Pharmaceutical Journal, a
member of the Committee amplified these statements. The College had no evidence to support the statements made in the
Bulletin, but the Registrar of the College refused to retract the offending statements or apologize for their
Access to Abortion Services Act (British Columbia):
for conscientious objectors
(27 October, 2000)
- Background | The Access to Abortion Services Act
(British Columbia) makes it an offence for anyone within an access
zone to express disapproval of abortion by any means, or for anyone
other than an abortion provider to give information about abortion, or
advise someone against abortion. No exemption is provided for
conscientious objection by health care workers.
2014-01: Restricted (17 March, 2014)
2007-02: Re: physician (21 August, 2007)
2007-01: Re: physician (13 July, 2007)
2005-01: Re: physician (13 June, 2005)
2004-01: Re: medical student (17 January, 2004)