Conscience Laws and Healthcare Conference
The Coercion of Doctors: What is happening to modern medicine?
25 July, 2009
Dr Lachlan Dunjey*
The Conscience Laws and Healthcare Conference was held on Saturday
25th July 2009. The event was organised by the group- Doctors in
Conscience in order to examine the implications The Victorian Abortion
Law Reform Act 2008 will have on the practice of healthcare for
The conference also considered the threat that anti-conscience laws
pose to the freedom of thought, conscience and religion from a cultural,
political and legal perspective.
In this video, Dr Lachlan Dunjey speaks on the topic: The
Coercion of Doctors: What is happening to modern medicine?
Dr Dunjey is the convenor of Medicine With Morality. A Perth GP, he
has been active for two decades in ethical and moral issues particularly
involving the intrinsic value of human life.
In 2006 he set up Medicine With Morality, an organisation uniting
doctors across Australia to lobby members of parliament on life issues
including human cloning, euthanasia, abortion and the right to practice
medicine according to conscience.