New campaign urges Alberta MLAs to protect doctors who refuse assisted suicide
Canadian Physicians for Life is mobilizing its members for a grassroots appeal to politicians to protect doctors who do not wish to participate in any way in the assisted suicide of patients.
The organization is collaborating with the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada in targeting MLAs in Alberta and MPPs in Ontario for conscience rights legislation in a campaign that it expects to launch within a month.
Doctors are finding themselves increasingly between a rock and a hard place, said Nicole Scheidl, executive director of the Ottawa-based Canadian Physicians for Life.
Scheidl sees the medical culture in Canada shifting and taking