Compelled to commit evil

Dr Lachlan DunjeyDr Lachlan Dunjey is a medical doctor from Perth Western Australia.

I’m hoping that you’ll take the time to follow this link and watch a video of Lachlan speaking at the Conscience Laws and Healthcare Conference on Saturday the 25th of July 2009. In the video he speaks of legislation which compels doctors to perform procedures which go against their conscience. The title of his presentation was The Coercion of Doctors: What is happening to modern medicine?

Dr Dunjey has been active for two decades in ethical and moral issues particularly involving the intrinsic value of human life.

In 2006 he set up Medicine With Morality, an organisation uniting doctors across Australia to lobby members of parliament on life issues including human cloning, euthanasia, abortion and the right to practice medicine according to conscience.

Should a doctor be forced to perform abortions even if that goes against their beliefs?

How far will such laws go? Will they stop at abortion? Will doctors be compelled to assist the suicide of patients? Should doctors have to compromise their beliefs?

The video runs for just under twenty minutes but I appeal to you to watch the video through to understand the gravity of the situation now facing us and the serious issue of where society is going with legislation.

Irish orator, philosopher, and politician Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797) is often quoted as saying, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” If we are people of goodwill it’s time for us to find out what is going on and to take necessary action.

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