June 11, 2018
A careful explanation why the AMA should continue its opposition to physician-assisted suicide
Whenever, and it could be very soon, the AMA decides whether to go “neutral” on physician-assisted decision, the verdict will carry enormous weight.
Also invariably, when pro-death forces prevail, one very important reason is because the “body’s defenses” (in the form of leading medical organizations) chose no longer to see “helping” patient to die as an invader that must be fought with unrelenting vigor but welcomed in.
The AMA’s current position is that assisted suicide “is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal risks.” Yes, yes, and yes.
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