Canadians shouldn't have to compromise their conscience.

In Canada, everyone has the right to their faith and their conscience. With physician-assisted suicide now legal in Canada, many healthcare practitioners and facilities are in a compromised position.

Those who cannot support assisted suicide or euthanasia because of their conscience, faith, or commitment to the Hippocratic Oath could be forced to compromise their convictions. They shouldn't have to.

Our coalition stands opposed to assisted suicide.

Now that the federal government has passed a law that will legalize assisted suicide, we need your help to ensure Canadian's faith and conscience rights are protected.

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Hear from our Doctors

Doctors and other healthcare workers are in an impossible position thanks to C-14. Many are now working in jurisdictions where they are forced to refer for, or participate in, assisted suicide.

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The Issue

With the passing of Bill C-14 on June 17, 2016, it is now legal for patients to request physician-assisted suicide in Canada. Decision-makers in provinces across Canada are now faced with the challenge of creating regulations to guide this process.

While we are heartened Bill C-14 included limited conscience protection, provincial regulations could compromise these protections and force healthcare providers and workers to violate their consciences or face professional discipline.

While we respect the decision of patients we cannot take a patient’s life under any circumstances.

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Take Action

The best way to support our proposal to protect the conscience rights of healthcare practitioners and facilities is to sign up to show your support. We need your help now to change policies in many provinces across Canada.

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Protecting Conscience Rights

The Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience represents a group of like-minded organizations that are committed to protecting conscience rights for healthcare practitioners and facilities.

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Our Coalition Members

In The News

Assisted suicide too much like playing God

Published in the Toronto Star on July 18, 2016. Click here to read the article on their site.

Two years ago, when assisted suicide legislation had been again on the agenda in Canada, I wrote on this page: “My faith teaches that life is God’s gift and, therefore, sacred. For humans to take it away in murder or suicide is criminal and sinful. Despite its claim to compassion, assisted suicide may be of that ilk.”

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Interview: Larry Worthen interviewed on Salt and Light Television

Larry Worthen, Executive Director of the Christian Medical and Dental Society, and one of the leadership team at the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience recently appeared on Salt and Light. 

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Assisted dying: Focus on support for the suffering, not hastened death

Published in the Globe and Mail on July 7, 2016. Click here to read the article on their site.

A stubborn religious minority is beginning to push back against medical assistance in dying as it’s outlined in Bill C-14. Mennonites who run Salem Home in Winkler, Man., spend about $10-million a year of taxpayers’ money for end-of-life care. And they are making a few rules of their own on doctor-assisted death.

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Ontario physicians oppose referrals for assisted suicide, seek judicial review of CPSO requirement

TORONTO, ONT. (June 20, 2016) – The Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience, representing more than 5,000 physicians and 100 healthcare facilities across Canada, is heartened that federal legislation for assisted suicide specifically states that no one should be compelled to participate in euthanasia.

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