A few aspects of this catch my attention as pertinent to our concerns here.
Powerful forces want to compel doctors to violate their consciences in their professional lives.
Does the “scientific consensus” mean that only scientists who follow the majority are entitled to have their say?
Remember Peter Ridd, the scientist who studied the Great Barrier Reef and spoke out against those who said it showed evidence of global warming?
Stretching back to the Magna Carta, British law is strongly grounded in concepts of freedom protected from abuse by tyranny.