Ontario court nixes conscience rights for Ontario health professionals

Ontario court nixes conscience rights for Ontario health professionals

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[Breaking Christian News] An Ontario appeal court struck a blow against religious freedom today, ruling that the right of doctors to conscientiously object to participating in abortion and euthanasia is trumped by their patient’s right to equitable access to health care.

VIDEO: MP David Anderson speaks with Dr. Ramona Coelho about the importance of the Hippocratic oath and the role of conscience as a medical professional. [May 15, 2019]


In a unanimous decision released Wednesday, the appeal judges upheld a divisional court’s January 2018 ruling that quashed a Charter challenge by Christian doctors to a College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSO) policy.

The CPSO policy requires doctors who object to abortion, euthanasia, and other morally objectionable “medical services” to give patients seeking these services an “effective referral” that is, to an accessible colleague willing to do the act.

The policy also requires that objecting doctors perform such “medical services” in unspecified emergency situations.

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