Why the AMA & Everyone Else Should Oppose Assisted Suicide

As a practicing physician with over 30 years of experience, I am honored to be an advocate for the ethical care of all patients regardless of their stage of life. Since assisted suicide became legal in California and Oregon, I have experienced first-hand the abuses this practice incentivizes.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has recently reiterated its opposition to assisted suicide, and the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Council for Judicial and Ethical Affairs (CEJA) appropriately recommended that the AMA do the same. I couldn’t agree more, and I applaud both organizations for pointing out the ethical problems with assisted suicide.

Unfortunately, however, the AMA House of Delegates just rejected this recommendation, passing up a golden opportunity to reaffirm opposition. The matter will now be taken up once again by CEJA.

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