Saskatchewan doctors say patient care won't be affected after approving a "Conscientious Objection Policy".
The College of Physicians and Surgeons approved the policy Friday afternoon, giving them freedom to decline performing legal health services if those procedures go against their personal beliefs.
The policy would require that the patient be referred to another physician who can follow through on the procedure in question.
We spoke with Moose Jaw's Dr. Brandon Thorpe before Friday's vote, and he said there are occasions when he and other physicians have to make uncomfortable choices.
"On a regular basis, I think we are faced with some questions with regard to abortion, that's probably the most common that we deal with." said Thorpe. "There could be other areas within one's practice that you may become face to face with a decision that you have to make that may or may not go against your religious or personal beliefs."
Assisted suicide is another area that is making some doctors question their beliefs.
Thorpe was one of the doctors to provide input before the policy was drafted this summer.