In the wake of the introduction of Bill C-537, a law to protect conscience rights of health workers who do not wish to perform medical procedures that are against their beliefs, the usual suspects-- feminists-- have been condemning this bill as an attack against "choice".
Isn't it interesting that the very man who is responsible for legal abortion in Canada-- Henry Morgentaler-- thinks that doctors should not be forced to perform abortions.
Not to say that he supports this particular law. But he at least supports the idea that medical doctors should not be forced to perform procedures against their wishes.
What would happen if doctors were forced to perform abortions? They would quit. As it is, the doctor shortage is acute in Canada. When I take my children to the doctor, I could care less about the doctor's opinion on legal abortion.
"But," some might opine: "what if he didn't want to see your children out of religious conviction?"
Then I don't want to see him! I'm not going to stop that doctor from helping others just because he has an issue with what I would like for him to do.
If he's a Muslim doctor who doesn't like to look at women, or a Jehovah's Witness who won't perform blood transfusions (my daughter is having surgery soon and I will be having a C-section,so these are possibilities), then fine-- don't. They can help other people.
Isn't it ironic that the very movement that rails against being "forced" to be "pregnant" (as if most sexual acts of intercourse are compelled) is the very movement that is willing to force medical workers to act against their beliefs. It's choice for me, but not for thee.
Give Henry Morgentaler credit. He's right on this one. It's the pro-aborts who are the extremists on this issue.
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