I find this all amazing and deeply disturbing. Society is appalled by suicide but embraces assisted suicide. Alberta is in need of family doctors but their own society is considering standards that will deter a doctor, based on conscience, to practice here. Our charter of rights and freedoms seems to prefer the rights of some to the rights of others. How did we arrive at such a point? Doctors and nurses must be entitled to object on the basis of conscience…why should they not be entitled the due exercise of their conscientious beliefs? If the medical oath is to “do no harm” why is The College doing such harm to its own members by stripping them of their right to object and dictating how they must refer? Please stop and reconsider this proposal.

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