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And this is what we have to watch out for….

May 16th, 2008     by Jessica Yee     Comments

Thought I would put this up since this is even more reason why we need the emergency contraception pill available over the counter.

There are moral conscience clauses that are condoned and honoured by the Canadian Medical Association which gives physicians the right to refuse to give referrals for things that are not in accordance with their moral judgement.

And as much as I despise the National Post, they did report on these occurrences here.

My favourite part?

For Rene Leiva, a family physician in Ottawa, there is no question about where his Roman Catholic beliefs fit into his medical practice. In his office there is a sign informing potential patients that there are certain things his practice will not do: He will not prescribe birth control pills, though he will talk about natural family planning; and no patient should expect him to give a referral for an abortion because that, he said, would be akin to “co-operating with evil.”

Tags: body politics, media savvy

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