In Canada, the bishops said, most of the conflicts concern legislation or regulations that involve human life or the traditional family. Among recent problems in Canada, they listed:
-- Colleges of physicians compelling doctors who refuse to perform abortions to refer patients to a doctor who will perform the procedure.
-- Pharmacists threatened if they refuse, on conscience grounds, to fill prescriptions for contraceptives or the morning-after pill.
-- Marriage commissioners in British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan who must perform same-sex marriages or resign.