Statement on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Dolly’s World is overseen by a Wisconsin matriarch with dementia who surrounds herself with dolls and lovingly cares for them. Just as her dolls need her, she also needs 24/7 care which her family provides by taking turns to stay with her and keeping the public aware of what goes
Dedicated Physicians See Victory for International Code of Ethics
There was a strong attempt in the past few months to require effective referral of patients, overriding conscientious objection, for assisted suicide, euthanasia and other procedures in the new International Code of Medical Ethics being revised by the World Medical Association (WMA).
The initial draft of the Code contained language which required effective referral. Dr. Dan Sulmasy presented a strong case against effective referral at the initial meeting in Jakarta in early July and the effective referral language was eliminated at the August Washington, DC meeting through the excellent work of a group of American and Canadian physicians.
We are pleased to report that at the General Assembly meeting in Berlin, Germany last week, final approval was given to the Code of Ethics with the new compromise language eliminating effective referral
The dedication and work of these physicians, with the assistance of the Patients’ Rights Action Fund, now protect the medical profession from the encroachment of efforts to force physicians to comply with unethical procedures over conscientious objection.
Psychiatrists Warn of Assisted Suicide for Mental Illness A recent article in the National Post discussed the differences that several Canadian psychiatrists have when discussing assisted suicide for those with mental illness. Several psychiatrists oppose extending Canada’s assisted suicide laws and the fact that they put vulnerable people at risk of deadly harm. Below is
Summary of Massachusetts Hearing Last Friday on October 20th, 2023 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., Massachusetts civil rights champions assembled and outnumbered assisted suicide proponents at the Massachusetts State House to ask Massachusetts legislators to once again vote “NO” to the dangerous and discriminatory public policy of assisted suicide. Notable testimony was provided by