Editor’s note. This article was published by the Catholic Register on July 31 and reposted at the website of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC). A petition demanding conscience rights for doctors who oppose assisted suicide is the first move in a multi-pronged strategy to persuade Ontario’s new government to enshrine such rights in law. By the …Continue reading "EPC urges Ontario Government to protect Conscience Rights for health professionals"
By John Sikkema March 7, 2018 – A new law took effect in Ontario last month. It is now an offence, punishable by punitive fines and prison, to “attempt to advise or persuade” someone to refrain from having an abortion, or to “attempt to inform a person concerning issues related to abortion services”, or to …Continue reading "New law: If Ontario doesn’t like what you say, you’re going to jail"
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 …Continue reading "Ontario Court decision forces doctors to refer patients to their death"
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 in court that a policy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) …Continue reading "Ontario doctors fight law forcing them to help kill their patients"
By Pete Baklinski PALMER RAPIDS, Ontario, June 14, 2017 — A Canadian nurse no longer has her job helping the sick and the elderly after she was told that she must either assist patients who wanted to kill themselves using the country’s new euthanasia law, or resign. Mary Jean Martin, a Registered Nurse who worked …Continue reading "Canadian nurse forced out for refusing to participate in euthanasia"
By Lianne Laurence TORONTO, April 6, 2017 — Ontario doctors will be forced to be complicit in killing their patients by euthanasia or assisted suicide unless the Liberal government amends Bill 84 to include conscience rights protection, warn physicians’ rights advocates. Health Minister Eric Hoskins said last week that the Liberals will set up a …Continue reading "Euthanasia ‘death hotline’ fails to safeguard Ontario doctors’ conscience rights"
By Pete Baklinski TORONTO — Doctors who refuse to kill a patient “need protection so that they can act according to their conscience,” Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, told the Ontario legislature last Thursday. “It is sad that I and others need to come before you today to urge you to protect these devoted …Continue reading "Cardinal urges Ontario gov’t not to ‘bully’ doctors into helping euthanize patients"
By Patricia Maloney, Editor, Run with Life Blogspot. In 2010 the Ontario government made a change to Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). What they did was exclude everything and anything related to abortion from freedom of information requests (FOI). This means that anything the government does concerning abortion (i.e., cost, …Continue reading "Guess how many abortions were done in Ontario in 2014/2015?"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition It is shocking that the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association found Carolyn Strom, a registered nurse, guilty of professional misconduct after she complained on her Facebook page about the care her grandfather received in palliative care. This is even more shocking in light of charges of ongoing …Continue reading "Shocking: Nurse found guilty of professional misconduct for complaining about the care of her grandfather"
By Wesley J. Smith The enthusiastic embrace of legalized euthanasia by the Canadian medical establishment has been shocking and appalling. Now, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario–the official provincial medical association–has betrayed doctors who have a conscientious objection to committing euthanasia. To keep from suffering professional discipline, all Ontario doctors will have to …Continue reading "Ontario MDs Require All Docs’ Complicity in Euthanasia"
By Alex Schadenberg. Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience is seeking a judicial review of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) policy requiring physicians who oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide, to refer patients to a physician who will kill. According to the Coalition: The College of …Continue reading "Ontario physicians who oppose assisted suicide are challenging CPSO referral requirement in court"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying released their pro-euthanasia report, one day before the release of the report from the Federal Panel on Assisted Dying. The Advisory Group featured a stacked deck of pro-euthanasia activists. Maureen Taylor, who describes herself, on Twitter, as an …Continue reading "Ontario Government euthanasia report seeks to protect physicians but not patients"