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Udo Schuklenk

Professor Udo Schüklenk is quoted in a Toronto Star article on a court decision on doctors' moral and religious objections to particular treatments. A court found that Ontario doctors who have a moral or religious objection to treatments such as assisted dying, contraception or abortions must refer patients to another doctor who can provide the service. The ruling is an attempt to guarantee vulnerable patients access to the care they need. Schüklenk says that the ruling is a “classic Canadian compromise” and that it failed to consider whether the accommodation was warranted – “With future developments in medicine, we will never be able to predict what the latest thing is that somebody will object to do,” he said.