Doctors being undermined.
Either way, the outcome for patients would be identical.
There is no moral difference between 'patients' assisted suicide' and euthanasia.
In both cases what the doctor means to do is to bring about a death.
The proposed law would not allow doctors to administer lethal drugs, but would allow them to prescribe them for DIY jobs.
They would also be allowed to offer assistance, and if it all went horribly wrong, they would be allowed to finish off the patient.
We are already seeing doctors' authority being undermined and politicised.
If doctors refuse to have anything to do with euthanasia, it's proposed to hand this murderous job over to specialists.
Vivian Road, Newport
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|Publication:||South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Jan 27, 2006|
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