Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Making Freedom Of Conscience A Priority

Bill C-537, a private member bill that would protect the conscience rights of pro-life healthcare workers was introduced today by a Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon — Wanuskewin).

This is the third time Maurice Vellacott introduces a bill to ensure that healthcare workers who respect the sanctity of life are protected from involvement in elective procedures that end up taking one's life away. The previous two attempts were blocked by the pro-abortion lobby in the previous parliaments. Hopefully this bill goes all the way to the Royal Assent.

Introducing the bill in the Parliament this afternoon, Vellacott said:
Mr speaker, the bill would prohibit coercion in medical procedures that offend a person's religion or belief that human life is inviolable. The bill seeks to ensure that health care providers will never be forced to particiapte against their will in procedures such as abortions or acts of euthanasia.
Unlike the pro-aborts' implied "right" to "abortion access", freedom of conscience is in the Charter. This freedom must be respected. No healthcare worker who respects the sanctity of human life should be compelled to perform a procedure that stops a beating heart.

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