Archbishop of Toronto Condemns Attempt to Curb Ontario Physician Conscience Rights

By Hilary White

TORONTO, ( – “The attempt by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons to remove conscience protection from doctors who refuse to commit abortion, has garnered a sharp response from the Catholic archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Collins. Draft guidelines from the College may mean, he wrote, that “physicians have good reason to fear that they will be brought before Human Rights Tribunals in our province for following their consciences.”

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