Christian Medical and Dental Society
We need your help now to change policies in many provinces, most urgently in Ontario, where Bill 84 (Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act) was introduced on December 7, 2016.
Annual Public Lecture with Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto
In the wake of the legalization of physician-assisted death, conscientious objection in medicine has become a matter of considerable controversy. Some bioethicists have called for severe restrictions on the physician’s capacity to object to patient requests on ethical grounds, and some Colleges of Physicians have enacted such restrictions.
This issue raises fundamentally important questions: what is the basis of the physician’s professional obligations? To what extent is the physician obligated to honour patient requests? What is the goal and purpose of medical practice? How can we resolve differences in ethical beliefs in a deeply pluralistic society? This controversy engages contested ethical, political and religious matters and promises to influence patient care and the practice of medicine in Canada in coming years. This lecture aims to chart a course through these muddied waters.
Friday, July 8, 2016 – 9:00am
Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Marie-Alberte Boursiquot – M.D., F.A.C.P., President-elect of the Catholic Medical Association
William J. “Bill” Cox – President of the Alliance of Catholic Health Care
Cathy DeCarlo – Nurse, New York
Richard Doerflinger – Former Associate Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Pastor Jim Garlow – Skyline Church, La Mesa, California
Donna J. Harrison, M.D. – Executive Director of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Pastor Chris Lewis – Foothill Church, Glendora, California
Casey Mattox – Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom
Fe Vinoya – Nurse, New Jersey
Dr. Dave Weldon – former Member of Congress and author of the Weldon Amendment, which was written to provide protections for entities that do not participate in abortion
Sign Petition: Hospitals should not be forced to perform assisted suicides.
Note: The Carter decision actually orders legalization of physician assisted suicide AND euthanasia, and demands are being made to force objecting institutions to provide or allow both on their premises. [Administrator]