Category: Assisted Suicide

Opioids and Assisted Suicide

We’ve been told by assisted suicide advocates that doctors would prescribe lethal doses of opioids to their cancer patients who wanted “aid in dying,” or that patients would stockpile their pain medications to accumulate a lethal dose, practices encouraged by the Hemlock Society. This,…

What Does Coercion Look Like?

“You hold her down and I’ll give her the drink.” “Your condition is not worth treating. Let’s start the Medical Aid in Dying process.” This may be what people think coercion is like, but really it is far more subtle and powerful. The popular…

AMA Remains Opposed to Assisted Suicide

Physician-assisted suicide is “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer.”  That is the position the AMA still holds despite the rather dramatic pleas from those seeking a position of “engaged neutrality” – a clever but meaningless phrase.  Compassion and Choices wrote the playbook for…