Cristina Alarcon

Cristina Alarcon is a community pharmacist living
and working in Vancouver.  She is a clinical instructor of
pharmacy practice for the faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia,
and holds a masters in Bioethics from the University of Navarre, Spain.

The second of six children,she was born in
Madrid, Spain, immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of seven,
and grew up in Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver. Passionate
about her work, Cristina has spoken out in the media and written in
defense of human life and the rights of conscience for healthcare
professionals. She has 22 lovely nieces and nephews.

The incalculable cost of assisted suicide laws
24 Aug 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, pharmacists
The process comes with a price-tag, but the social costs cannot be estimated.

It’s about autonomy, not pain
18 Mar 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: autonomy, euthanasia, pharmacists
A Canadian euthanasia trail-blazer has openly admitted that pain is not behind most requests for death.

Stock and deliver: an attempt to rob pharmacists of conscience protection fails
19 Mar 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience protection, pharmacists, Plan B
A federal judge finds a carefully targeted rule unconstitutional.

Emergency plan overturned
6 Jun 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience, morning after pill, pharmacists
An Illinois court has struck down a 2005 measure that would force pharmacists to provide the morning after pill.

A tough call
12 Feb 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, pharmacists
Does conscience protection excuse a health professional from providing after-abortion care?

An ecological blind spot
16 Nov 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraception, environmentalism, reproductive health
Contraceptives are polluting women's bodies and the environment, but who cares?

Suicide is not an option, ever
21 Oct 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia, freedom, suicide
Those who believe that legal assisted suicide and euthanasia will assure their "choice" are naive.

‘We insist: leave your conscience at the door’
20 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscientious objection, morning after pill, pharmacists
Pharmacists dispense advice to a colleague who will not sell the morning after pill.

Plan C, for conscience
19 Jul 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscientious objection, morning after pill, pharmacists
One American state has thought better of its policy to browbeat pharmacists into selling the morning after pill.

Softened up for death
22 Sep 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia, suffering
Could our persistent search for a hardship-free world be blinding us to the value of suffering?

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