With respect to prescribing lethal medication, the term "physician assisted suicide
" describes the practice with the greatest precision.
The dangers of legalising assisted suicide
It further added: "Lifecircle affirms life and therefore offers no assisted suicide
. Therefore, the association works together with the Eternal SPIRIT Foundation to help people whose suffering has become unbearable, to have the opportunity to decide for themselves about their life and death, by going into an assisted voluntary death."
(9.) "Legalizing assisted suicide
has stalled at every level," Washington Post, Oct.
But we have not and will not describe doctors who support or participate in Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide
Those rules are designed to prevent the assisted suicide
laws from being abused.
Indeed, the Supreme Court came perilously close to declaring a constitutional right to assisted suicide
It is worth noting that in the states where assisted suicide
has been legal, there has been no indication that any such abuse has occurred.
Calling for MSPs to reject the proposed Assisted Suicide
Bill, he said it had no "conscience clause" for doctors, who are trained to "cure, not kill".
Opponents of assisted suicide
denounced the ruling.
Since then, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, five American states and the province of Quebec have passed laws allowing physician assisted suicide
. In the interim, eight of the 1993 Canadian high court judges have retired.
Elmo Nanton asks, "Is there really such a thing as assisted suicide
?" [Letters, The definition of assisted suicide