A Canada Without CPL: CPL’s Impact on the Canadian Medical Community
A young, rural Ontario pro-life doctor encounters a scared patient who is pregnant and wants an abortion. In BC, an experienced pro-life physician is faced with a terminally-ill patient whose family is encouraging him to consider assisted suicide. During his OB-GYN rotation, a pro-life medical student in Alberta is told to participate in an abortion.
Imagine that you are one of these pro-life doctors or a young medical student. Faced with career and life-altering situations, who can you speak to? Who can you turn to during this time? In that moment, can you imagine a Canada without CPL?
Because of our donors, physicians and medical students are able to access support in incredibly difficult situations like the ones mentioned above. Following are quotes from medical students that highlight the impact your donations have:
Before even starting medicine, I was very worried about current trends towards a ‘culture of death’ within medicine where procedures like abortion and euthanasia are celebrated as triumphs of modern medical ethics over ‘antiquated’ Hippocratic medicine. I struggled with finding resources for the pro-life side of the discussion as well as a substantial community of like-minded professionals. Enter Canadian Physicians for Life. It was exactly what I was looking for.
This year, as I went through the start of my second year of medical school, some of the pro-choice and pro-MAID arguments began to sound more and more reasonable. Most my colleagues seemed to be in favor of these life-terminating procedures, and I wondered if perhaps I was being erroneous in my pro-life perspective…The conference was once again an enlightening and inspiring experience. I came back to Saskatoon with a stronger pro-life perspective on abortion,euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide. Additionally, I appreciate knowing CPL is ready to support me if I find myself in a situation in which I am discriminated against based on my pro-life viewpoint.