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Really? What about in very remote areas where they're lucky to have a nurse practitioner or a PA and have to be flown out for medical procedures?So what? The statement made referred to a doctor's belief that a) abortion was the murder of an unborn child and b) euthanasia was the pre-mature termination of a human life. Regardless of the law or in the case of abortion, the absence of one, those beliefs need to be respected and adjustments made to ensure that a doctor or any medical staff can work freely within his/her field and not fear repercussions. Referral is a strawman argument. Cellphones and internet access can quickly locate a competent medical team willing to undertake those procedures. Run a search through Google and you will locate a facility in every province and territory. It might not be in your neighbourhood but it is there. And for those who say it should be readily available in the neighbourhood, why? My heart specialist is a 2 hour drive. Want a baby delivered in Trenton, go down the highway to Belleville. If surgery is critical, try Oshawa or Kingston. Why should an abortion clinic be any more available?
If health care professionals don't want to handle certain cases, maybe they should go into private practice.