Télé-soins ou Télé-saints ? // Tele-care or Dial-a-prayer?

Excellent piece by Rosella Melanson on government operated telecare hotline directing callers to ‘pro-life’ organizations when they request abortion information/services.

In English

In French

“What about that code of ethics? What does the profession have to say about having to read a political script? You have a health question? Here’s political propaganda. You want a health procedure? Here’s a number for a political-religious procedure.”

“Télé-soins manque à sa responsabilité. Bonjour, ici Télé-saints. Tu as des rhumatismes? Essaye une prière à Saint-Jacques le Majeur. Tu es anémique et tu contemples une transfusion sanguine ? Voici le numéro des Témoins de Jéhovah.”

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