Freedom of Conscience for Medical Professionals – C-268

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Overview:

MP Mark Warawa has tabled Bill C-268, the Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act which will amend the Liberal government’s assisted suicide legislation, Bill C-14. This bill will guarantee the protection of the conscience rights of medical professionals who are morally opposed and conscientiously object to assisted suicide and euthanasia from having to participate in it.

C-268 makes it a criminal offence “to intimidate or coerce a physician, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, or any other health care professional to take part, directly or indirectly, in assisted suicide or euthanasia.” It also makes it a criminal offence “to dismiss from employment or to refuse to employ a physician, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, or any other health care professional if they refuse to take part, directly or indirectly, in assisted suicide or euthanasia.”

The debate on C-268 will begin in the Fall 2017 session of Parliament. 

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MP Mark Warawa introduces the Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act:

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C-268 Documents:

MP Warawa Introduces Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act_NR

C-268 – Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act

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Related Articles:

December 8th, 2016 – LifeSiteNews – Ontario’s Liberal gvmt backs physicians’ college in attack on conscience rights

December 7th, 2016 – LifeSiteNews – Ontario physicians’ college using ‘intimidation’ tactics against pro-life doctors

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What You Can Do:

1 – PETITION: Please print, sign, and circulate the petition for Bill C-268 within your church and networks. Click HERE to print the petition document now.

(Stay tuned for the release of the corresponding E-petition in the near future.)

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2 – CONTACT: 

Please contact your Member of Parliament to voice your concerns about the lack of protection for the conscience rights of medical professionals in Bill C-14 (on assisted suicide). Ask them to support Bill C-268 in order to ensure that doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are protected. 

Click HERE to find your MP by Postal Code.