Ontario Court decision forces doctors to refer patients to their death

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Sean Fine, Justice Writer for the Globe and Mail, reported that Ontario’s Divisional Court ruled today that doctors in Ontario who oppose killing their patients, must provide an “effective referral” to a physician who is willing to kill their patient. The vote was 3-0. Effective referral means …

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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 pro-life values to remain employed as a midwife in the country. The Wall Street Journal …

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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 ready to start working to help women give birth. She was offered a job in …

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New parliamentary report on conscientious objection to abortion calls for widespread changes

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. A new parliamentary report has found that there is ‘widespread and increasing pressure’ on healthcare professionals to participate in abortions which is ‘in …

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Has Justin Trudeau changed his view on freedom of conscience?

Editor’s note. This update comes from our Canadian pro-life friends at WeNeedaLAW.ca. Ed Komarnicki’s motion to strengthen democracy passed easily in the House of Commons yesterday. Members of Parliament voted 273 to 1 in favour of the Saskatchewan MP’s motion. “This is an incredibly encouraging result and bodes well for democracy and fair governance,” said …

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Freedom of Conscience for pro-life physicians under siege in Canada

  By Dave Andrusko It’s been a truly rough patch of water for pro-lifers in Canada recently. The latest wave of bad news is a draft policy just released by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario which mandates that pro-life doctors refer patients seeking an abortion to another physician. Failure to do so …

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Swedish nurse takes a stand on conscience rights

  By Mariola O’Brien In 2011, the European Council adopted a resolution that protects healthcare workers’ right to freedom of conscience regarding abortion and euthanasia. Sweden has signed this agreement. But reality paints a different picture. Out of the 47 member states in the European Council, Finland and Sweden are the only two which do …

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Proposed changes to Belgian euthanasia law may affect freedom of conscience

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Today I received an email from the Protection of Conscience Project concerning the proposed changes to the Belgian Euthanasia Law that would allow children and people with Alzheimer’s to be killed by euthanasia. This update was published on December 19 under the title: “Proposed changes to Belgium …

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