The caricature of the conscientiously objecting physician

Objecting doctors are the bad guys, obstructing care.

How will disciplining conscientious doctors or driving them from the profession improve health care?

Physicians’ Alliance Against Euthanasia

Catherine Ferrier

Weary physicianCanadian doctors who object to directly causing the death of their patients, once the near-totality of the profession, have since the enactment of laws permitting “medical assistance in dying” suddenly become outliers. Polling data is unclear, polls are often biased, and there is no doubt that the euthanasia lobby had the ear of media, opinion leaders and politicians long before we knew what they were up to. Be that as it may, we are now told that euthanasia/MAiD is an accepted ‘medical treatment’ that must be provided to those who request it. Many provincial medical colleges, though not requiring doctors to euthanize patients themselves, do expect, to different degrees, that we facilitate their being euthanized by someone else. . . [Full text]

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