This morning a press conference was held in Toronto to announce that a group of physicians are launching a Charter challenge of a policy of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario whichs requires physicians to violate their conscience or religious rights:
Christian medical professionals are challenging Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in court over a policy that requires doctors to provide or at least refer medical services, even when they clash with personal values. […]
The new Ontario policy requires doctors unwilling to provide certain care, such as prescriptions for contraception, to refer patients in good faith to a “non-objecting, available, and accessible” physician. The policy also says in medical emergencies, the doctors would be required to perform procedures themselves.
Doctors who violate the policy could face disciplinary action, the college policy states.
There is definitely more to come on this story. I wrote about this issue previously, read here.by