Congratulations to Dunedin family doctor, Astrid Windfuhr. Like Nelson doctor Joseph Hassan, Dr Windfuhr has stopped prescribing the contraceptive pill and referring patients for sterilisation because it conflicts with her Catholic faith.
Acording to this morning’s Christchurch Press, doctor Windfuhr stood to lose money from bulk funding each time one of her patients saw another doctor.
“I have no idea what it will cost. I may lose some money, but I can live with myself”
While I share neither doctor Windfuhr’s faith, or her aversion to contraception, I admire her integrity. All serious freedom fighters know that liberty has a price. We should give credit to all who are willing to pay a price for their principles.