Kristopher Schmidtke

I do not support, and would go so far as to say am in opposition to, the CPSA's consideration of a new policy that would require doctors to refer patients for every type of medical procedure. This will lead to many doctors being forced to participate in procedures which violate their core ethical beliefs, some of which, such as euthanasia, are controversial. Referring for a procedure is a form of participation, and this policy change could push many people out of the profession. We need these doctors. We need doctors who take these sorts of stands, who are thoughtful about the care they provide, and who are willing to be principled in their practices.

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