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Should doctors have the right to say no to prescribing birth control?

A doctor at a walk-in clinic in Ottawa is saying "no" to birth control pills and "no" to referrals for vasectomies or abortions. A letter to patients says it goes against their religion and ethics.

 

Should doctors have the right to say no to prescribing birth control?

* A pro-choice group called the Radical Handmaids says no.

* The Christian Medical Dental Society sites the Charter right to freedom of conscience.

* Here is what the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario says on the matter.

 

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