Doctors who participate in assisted dying — or refuse to — need greater legal protections: committee
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on May 12, 2016. Click here to read the article on their site.
OTTAWA — Doctors and other health-care professionals who participate or refuse to participate in Canada’s looming assisted-dying regime should be given greater legal protections to make those choices, says the Commons justice committee.
Mark Warawa Introduces Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act
Today, I introduced my Private Member’s Bill, C-268: Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act.
The bill seeks to amend the Liberal government’s assisted suicide legislation, Bill C-14. It would guarantee the protection of conscience rights of physicians and health care professionals who conscientiously object to participating in assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Bulka: Assisted-dying debate not just about religious values, but universal ones
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on May 4th, 2016. Click here to read the article on their site.
As we wade deeper into the turbulent waters of physician-assisted death, the issue of any religion imposing its values on Canada becomes more contentious.
MP argues that physicians must have ‘freedom of conscience’ protected
Published in the Barrhead Leader on April 26, 2016. Click here to read it on their site.
Continuing his earlier stance on physician-assisted dying, Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen is protesting that Bill C-14 lacks any protections for physicians who don’t wish to participate ending another’s life.
Last Thursday, the Liberal government tabled Bill C-14, which will amend the Criminal Code to create exemptions related to aiding suicide, which will permit medical practitioners to provide assistance in dying.