UK Christian and Muslim Doctors May be Forced to Refer for Abortion is reporting that the British Medical Association’s (BMA) policy-making body will consider a proposal to remove the rights of conscience that allow doctors to refuse to commit or refer women for abortions. The proposal will be considered at the BMA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting, 7-10 July. 

My Take?

Readers of this blog know of the attacks of the conscience of faith-based healthcare professionals that are occurring in Canada and the U.S. 

It should be no surprise that the motion for the proposal was made by Dr. Evan Harris, the Liberal Democrat MP and medical doctor, who is known to colleagues as “Dr. Death” for his eager support of unlimited abortion and euthanasia. 

I would agree with Cardiff Archbishop Peter Smith, the head of the Department of Christian Responsibility and Citizenship of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, when he says, “The right of conscience is a fundamental human right. The doctor’s right to act according to his conscience remains firmly embedded both in medical practice and in the law.”


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