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Experts rebut Trudeau gvmt's claim that euthanasia bill protects doctors' conscience rights

Despite Liberal Health Minister Jane Philpott's assurance that under legislation introduced Thursday "no health care provider will be required to provide medical assistance in dying," critics say the law requires medical practitioners to take part in the process that leads to a patient's assisted suicide or euthanasia.

And they raise the alarm that Bill C-14 contains no protection for conscience rights for healthcare workers who object to any involvement in killing a patient by medical means.

"It doesn't say doctors have conscience rights," points out Alex Schadenberg, executive director for the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. "It doesn't say anything about it."

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