Category Archives: Conscience Rights

Ontario doctors fight law forcing them to help kill their patients

By Lianne Laurence TORONTO — An Ontario policy that forces doctors to refer patients for euthanasia and abortion, even when it’s against their conscience or religion, was challenged in court last week. Five Christian doctors and three doctors’ groups argued

National Right to Life commends draft rules protecting rights of conscience

Pro-life President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON – Draft rule changes to the Affordable Care Act and HHS coverage mandate that would protect moral and religious rights of conscience began circulating in Washington this week. National Right to Life commends President Trump and his administration for

Ontario doctors will leave the province if forced to participate in “assisted dying”

Dr. Kulvinder Gill

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On May 18, the Ontario legislature rejected Bill 129, the Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act, a bill that was sponsored by Jeff Yurek (Member of the Legislative Assembly) to provide conscience

Ontario, Canada Euthanasia Tyranny Against MDs

By Wesley J. Smith Ontario, Canada has passed a law formally legalizing lethal injection euthanasia. And it will force all provincial doctors to be complicit by either doing the deed themselves to all legally qualified patients who request to be

Swedish midwife opposed to abortion appeals to European Court of Human Rights

Ellinor Grimmark speaking to the press

By Michael Cook Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark has decided to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strausbourg over Sweden’s hard line on conscientious objection. The Swedish Appeals Court decided earlier this month that the government can force

The Weight of Conscience

Conscientious objection needs to be protected By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE, Australia As the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Panel on “assisted dying” makes ready to release its interim report sometime in April, The Age newspaper turned its attention to the matter of

Swedish appeals court fails to protect freedom for health professionals

Pro-life Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark

Court says medical staff can’t abide by their consciences, midwife considers appeal to European Court of Human Rights Editor’s note. This update is provided by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and is reposted with permission. JÖNKÖPING, Sweden – The Swedish Appeals

Health Care Bullying Over Conscience Rights

By Nancy Valko Years ago, some of my fellow nurses were talking about assisted suicide and two of them supported physician-assisted suicide. I asked if they were comfortable with participating in an assisted suicide. Both were shocked and said no.

Sweden has a midwife shortage — but if you’re pro-life, you might be turned away

By Kelli Sweden is facing a midwife shortage — so much so that some parts of the country offer a monthly stipend to those training to be midwives. But apparently there’s not enough of a shortage to allow anyone espousing

Is freedom of conscience a human right? Sweden doesn’t seem to think so

By Guest Contributor Editor’s note. This appeared at Live Action News and is reposted with permission. The author is a resident of Sweden who has chosen to remain anonymous. In 2014, Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark had completed her training and was

The right of conscientious objection goes to the heart of medical practice as a moral activity

By Dave Andrusko We’ve covered the battle over freedom of conscience without fail for decades. Beyond an absolute “right” to abortion on demand, paid for by you and me, next to “normalizing abortion,” pro-abortions want most of all the ability

Canadian Legal group fights policy forcing pro-life doctors to refer for abortion, euthanasia

CMDS executive director Larry Worthen

By Steve Weatherbe TORONTO, February 13, 2017 – A Calgary conscience rights group has joined Ontario Christian doctors in fighting a requirement that they refer patients for euthanasia and abortion — and perform both procedures in emergencies. The Justice Centre