On multiple grounds I strongly oppose your proposed changes to your Standards of Practice. If doctors of conscience are forced to flee Alberta’s medical scene, then all the province will be left with are doctors who have no problem with killing their patients. I want a doctor who can choose his/her moral stand. Life is a sacred trust and these proposed changes to the referral system cheapens life’s value. When a patient is at a low point, steering them in a direction that offers them the easy way out is nothing short of irresponsible.