Activists push to normalize doctor-assisted suicide

Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

euthanasia 2This weekend, medical professionals will be wrestling with the issue of doctor-assisted suicide at the American Medical Association (AMA) convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Suicide advocates want the organization to change its policy against doctors participating in killing their patients.

Dr. Shane Macaulay of the Washington State Medical Association – an alternate delegate to the convention – told OneNewsNow that proponents of the culture of death have been working hard on pushing the issue of doctor-assisted suicide for some time.

“They know that if they can get the AMA to fall and give up its opposition, then they'll have a much easier time of pushing this practice throughout the state legislatures throughout the country,” the medical expert asserted. “So it's critical that the AMA not give up its opposition – not fail to protect patients by continuing to oppose assisted suicide.”

The issue has gone to an ethical opinion body within the AMA that has produced a report. It is currently before the convention's House of Delegates to see if they will accept it.

“And the report basically says, ‘Look, we still recognize that this is harmful – it's bad for patients, it's very bad for the profession of medicine. We should not do this. This is not medical care, and this is not what we do,’” Macaulay informed.

However, as a compromise, the report contains language that says no ethical actions will be taken against doctors who assist in suicides in states where it is legal.

If that language is not accepted this weekend, suicide activists are expected to push vigorously for the wholesale adoption of doctors helping their patients end their lives.

 

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