Further, 'the AMA acknowledges that laws in relation to Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide
are ultimately a matter for society and government'.
Every time a state legalizes assisted suicide
, we are agreeing with people who feel that their lives are a burden, that they're no longer worth living.
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".
An assisted suicide
law says in effect that, if you are terminally ill, a more lenient view will be taken of someone who helps you to commit suicide than would be taken if you were in good health.
Brian Dickerson, a Detroit Free Press writer, recalled that Kevorkian's practice of assisted suicide
involved a degree of "zeal" and "unseemly haste.
Although it is designed to provoke debate and is not expected to be pushed to a vote, the move sparked immediate condemnation from opponents of assisted suicide
who warned it would lead to "an opening of the floodgates".
Both supporters and opponents of assisted suicide
have been highly critical of extending suicide rights to psychiatric patients.
Kevorkian was finally convicted in 1999 for the 1998 assisted suicide
of Thomas Youk, a 52-year-old Michigan man with Lou Gehrig's disease.
And we need to let this goal start driving how they should be cared for--whether they get assisted suicide
Ganzini, director of the geriatric psychiatry fellowship program at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, "And we need to let this goal start driving how they should be cared for--whether they get assisted suicide
But Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, who has co-sponsored a bill to legalize assisted suicide
in California, said the issue should be worked out at the Capitol.
Eugenics and physician assisted suicide
are passionately debated practices.