Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Quebec Law Could Endanger Conscience Rights of Pro-Life Physicians

Bill 62, which has created a lot of buzz in Quebec, seeks to establish religious neutrality in government services.

The media has given it coverage mostly because it seeks to ban face-coverings for those who give and receive government services.

However, there is a clause which forces physicians to exercise "religious neutrality" and not prevent people from accessing "medical services."

Which, of course, means, abortion.

It effectively means that a physician has no religious rights at work.

If you are never allowed to act on your religious beliefs, if the rights of others away take precdence over your religious rights, you effectively have no religious rights.