Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Honourable Minister Bibeau, and Honourable Minister Monsef,
As a research institute dedicated to researching the short and long term effects of abortion on women, men, and families worldwide, we are greatly concerned with your recent decision to include abortion related procedures in the $650 million to be allocated towards women’s health and rights around the world.
As of June 17, 2016, it is now legal for patients to request physician-assisted suicide in Canada. Almost every other province has created a process to provide MAID without compromising healthcare provider’s consciences. Ontario’s newly introduced legislation, Bill 84, does not include any conscience protections.
Last October, the deVeber Institute co-hosted its Annual Public Lecture with Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. Our Special guest was Dr. Ewan Goligher who spoke "On Saying "No": the Ethics of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare":
This past year we had a number of public events, speaking engagements and discussions with the public on major life issues including abortion, women’s health, palliative care, conscience rights for medical professionals, and assisted suicide.
There is growing confusion concerning end-of-life issues: what is palliative care, what can families expect if they ask for palliative care versus medical-aid-in-dying, and what is the difference?
Attention: Palliative care is NOT medical-aid-in-dying (MAID/MAD).