Archive for the ‘Medical Societies’ Category

Assisted Suicide Again on Agenda of AMA Meeting

In October the American Medical Association’s Ethics Committee, following at least its third extensive study, advised the association to maintain its long-standing opposition to assisted suicide.   Here is a news story by Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2018/10/american-medical-association-ethics.html.  Here is the original ethics committee report, making it clear that the committee finds nothing […]

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Hopeful News from the AMA House of Delegates

Barbara Lyons of the Patient Rights Action Fund (609-759-0322, Ext 501) reports this afternoon that not all the news from the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates meeting was as bad as it seemed. True Dignity reported on June 11, 2018 that the delegates had not accepted the recommendation of the AMA’s ethics board that […]

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Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Lecture Series: The Arguments Against Question 2

The remarks below are directed to Question 2, a ballot measure that would legalize assisted suicide in Vermont’s neighoring state of Massachusetts and are meant to explain the opposition of the Massachusetts Medical Society to that measure. The Vermont Medical Society and the American Medical association also are on record in opposition to assisted suicide. […]

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Head of German Medical Association: Physician-assisted Suicide “Something from a Madhouse”

A disagreement has arisen in Germany over assisted suicide laws. During a discussion of how to implement a previous agreement by the coalition government to ban commercial assisted suicide, the country’s libertarian justice minister has proposed that the law exempt from prosecution any person or group offering “profit-free” assistance in suicide to a terminally ill […]

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Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians Declares Strong Opposition to Legalizing Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide

Last week, the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians joined numerous other medical societies worldwide in declaring its strong opposition to the legalization of either assisted suicide or euthanasia. The Society’s position statement, made in response to a government appointed advisory committee’s non-binding call for the legalization of euthanasia ( deemed safer than assisted suicide because it occurs in a […]

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Vermont Medical Society Opposes Assisted Suicide Bill

Below in italics is a widely publicized AP News piece that True Dignity found at http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/usatoday/article/38786155?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:31 PM EST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – A top official with the Vermont Medical Society says the doctors’ group opposes a bill to allow doctors help terminally ill patients end their own lives. Paul Harrington, the […]

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