Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Physician Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts?

This weekend the delegates at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society affirmed their longstanding opposition to physician-assisted suicide. Lynda Young, M.D., president of the Society, described physician-assisted suicide as "inconsistent with the physician’s role as healer and health care provider."

Meanwhile it appears that Dignity 2012 will succeed in its efforts to get a "Massachusetts Death With Dignity Act" on the next state ballot. The Act, if approved by voters, would establish an Oregon-style assisted suicide regime in the state.

1 comment:

  1. I think it would be pretty hard as a physician who didn't believe in assisted suicide to live in a state that practiced it. Wouldn't that be quite the moral dilemma as a doctor?