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Ontario doctor quits medicine in face of conscience threats from euthanasia

An Ontario medical doctor providing palliative care for the sick and the elderly over the past three years has decided to forego renewing her license due to a new regulatory policy that forces doctors unwilling to euthanize patients to refer them to a doctor who will.

"I'm not going to be told what my moral conscience should be," Dr. Nancy Naylor told LifeSiteNews. "I believe that it is wrong to make anyone go against their conscience, be it doctors' or anyone else. I'm not going to break my Hippocratic Oath (of using my art only to heal and not to cause death)."

Dr. Naylor, who has been a family physician for 37 years and who has worked exclusively in palliative care for the past three years, said she has no wish to stop, but she will not be told that she must go against her moral conscience to provide what the new regulations call a "standard of care."

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