Alberta MLAs Need to Hear from Constituents on Bill 207
Dear Fellow Canadians,
"Thou shalt not kill." - Exodus 20:13.
Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) in Alberta are currently considering the merits of an important piece of human rights legislation that would protect the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, and all health care workers in the province. Bill 207, introduced by Mr. Dan Williams, UCP MLA for Peace River, affirms the constitutional right of medical professionals to refuse to participate in procedures that violate their personal or professional code of conduct.
In the Hippocratic Oath, the traditional ethical standard for medicine, doctors pledge: “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.” This Oath commits a doctor to save lives, not take lives.
Therefore it should come as no surprise that a conscientious doctor might object to being involved in medical murder - practices like abortion or euthanasia. That doctor’s decision to uphold a high ethical standard and defend human life should be applauded, not criticized.
Many health care professionals want no part in actively ending a human life – whether by direct involvement in the procedure, or by referring a patient to someone else who will do the deed. It is a matter of principle, ethics, and obedience to the law of God.
However, there are forces at work to take away the conscientious and religious rights of our country's health care workers. In May 2019, an Ontario court upheld a tyrannical policy crafted by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons back in 2016. That policy forces doctors in Ontario to either directly commit or indirectly facilitate abortion and euthanasia. This is not only an affront to their basic human and constitutional rights, but it strikes a blow to our entire health care system.
How can patients have confidence in morally-compromised medical professionals? Do Canadians really want to have no choice but to seek medical assistance from those who are involved in acts of medical murder? Would you trust your health to a doctor who regularly euthanizes his patients? Would an expectant mother trust her preborn baby's health to an ob/gyn who regularly commits abortions?
Many of our ruling elites claim the "right to access" is paramount. Convenience has become a greater virtue than conscience for our so-called “progressive” (regressive) society. It is evidently not enough that abortion and euthanasia are legal and all-too-readily available across our country; powerful voices are insisting that every single health care worker in every single clinic and hospital must either offer these “services” or be willing to provide a referral to someone who does.
We need to encourage Alberta's 87 MLAs to take a stand against this insanity, and to stand up for the human rights and constitutional freedoms of all Canadians, including those in the health care profession! MLAs need to do the right thing and vote in favour of Bill 207.
If we, as a country, respect the integrity of those men and women who refuse to kill during war-time, calling them "conscientious objectors", then why would we decry individuals in peace-time who hold the same position and refuse to kill the unborn and those who are terminally ill? Why can't we respect today's conscientious objectors?
Please join us in reaching out to Alberta MLAs right now. We are asking citizens from every province to participate. You can send one of the prepared messages that has been provided, you can modify a prepared message, or you can add your own thoughts and comments.
Yours for Life,
Campaign Life Coalition