OTTAWA, Nov 20 (LSN) – Toronto-born physician, Hon. Senator Stanley Haidasz, presented Bill S-7 to the Senate yesterday. The Bill proposes to amend the Criminal Code to prohibit coercion in medical procedures that offend a person’s religion or belief that human life is inviolable from conception till natural death. The bill comes in response to petitions from over 8,000 Canadians (mostly nurses and others connected to health care), to provide protection for health-care workers who refuse to assist in practices which go against their consciences.

Canada remains one of the few countries without such legislation. Health-care workers across Canada have experienced pressure to act against their consciences. Nurses have been coerced to assist with abortions