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Challenge #10

Currently, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is reviewing the policy that permits medical professionals to refuse to provide medical services that conflict with their moral beliefs.

Their policy, Physicians and the Ontario Human Rights Code, states that “Personal beliefs and values and cultural and religious practices are central to the lives of physicians and their patients.”

However, now that this policy is under review, it may be changed and thus force health providers to perform procedures, such as abortion, that go directly against their conscience. Which is why it is urgent that we support the rights of physicians to freedom of religion and conscience.

Here are some simple activism suggestions:

1. Sign the Petition started by a Canadian medical doctor here.

2. Vote YES in the poll on the CPSO site here.

3. Write a letter or email stating your support for doctors’ right to freedom of conscience. Thank the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for being open to feedback from the public, and express your belief in the importance of being able to follow your moral beliefs.

Mailing address:

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
80 College St., Toronto, Ontario 
M5G 2E2

Email address:

humanrights@cpso.on.ca

4. Spread the word! Post this meme on your Facebook, Twitter, or blog if you have one!

final doctor CPSO

credit: Alex Proimos

The CPSO’s deadline for feedback is August 5th, so let’s make the most of the week we have left!

Bonus Challenge

Our bonus challenge in this series is to give a pro-life speech to your church, youth group, homeschool group, or local Catholic/ Christian school. If you’re not an outgoing person or much of a public speaker, don’t let that stop you! There is nothing more motivating than seeing a young person sacrifice their own comfort and step out to do something that scares them, all for the sake of saving babies. In fact, you can make going out of your comfort zone the topic of your talk. It’s important for us as pro-life youth to share our experiences and the projects we have been involved in, because there are so many of our peers who want to get involved but don’t know what to do. Sharing ideas is the best way to encourage others to get involved in the pro-life movement, and you never know how much your words may touch someone.
Some of the most inspiring pro-life talks I have ever heard were from teenagers. One of these amazing youths is Lia Mills, a teen pro-life speaker who gave a speech at the age of 12 on Parliament Hill at the March for Life. You can take a look at her website here.

So, to start off you can look up pro-life facts and statistics, or talk about your own experiences, depending on what you want the focus of your talk to be. A mix of both abortion facts/ information and a description of your personal involvement is always good. Writing out your speech in point form is a good idea to keep your thoughts organized but prevent it from being too monotonous if you have a tendency to recite (which is a problem that I’m trying to amend!) But of course, everyone has their own style and their own story to share, and let your own personality and enthusiasm shine through. People are touched by the genuineness and the passion that lies in the hearts of young people, so don’t let your fears hold you back!