As an Albertan and Canadian citizen I find it very disconcerting that the issue of forcing a doctor to refer patients for medical procedures they are against is even up for debate. In any occupation or situation a person should NEVER be forced to go against their conscience. The dictionary describes conscience as an "inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior." There are moments in our daily lives that decisions must be made and we are called upon to use our conscience wisely. This creates good will toward one another that benefits society as a whole. We are in need of doctors and I believe someone that feels strongly about their freedom to act according to their conscience but is forced to do otherwise will leave Alberta or look for a different occupation that won't make demands such as this. I would advise no one to go into a profession where they are forced to go against conscience.