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World Medical Association Opposes Euthanasia, Supports Medical Conscience.

After much pressure to go cowardly neutral on legalizing euthanasia, like a few other weak-kneed medical associations have, the World Medical Association has joined the AMA and reaffirmed its strong opposition to doctors killing patients.

From the "Declaration on Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide":

   The WMA reiterates
   its strong commitment
   to the principles of
   medical ethics and
   that utmost respect has
   to be maintained for
   human life. Therefore,
   the WMA is firmly
   opposed to euthanasia
   and physician-assisted
   suicide.

The WMA also supports medical conscience rights to refuse all complicity and participation in killing patients in jurisdictions where it is legal--contrary to advocacy among prominent bioethicists and a pernicious court ruling in Ontario, Canada:

   No physician should be
   forced to participate in
   euthanasia or assisted
   suicide, nor should any
   physician be obliged to
   make referral decisions
   to this end.

One of the crucial roles of professional associations is to maintain strong ethical boundaries. Hopefully, the WMA's unequivocal stand will encourage other medical/nursing professional organizations to withstand the increasing pressure from George Soros-funded activists to abandon their sick patients to the lethal jab and prescription.

Editor s note. Wesley's columns appear at National Review Online and are reposted with the author's permission.

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Author:Smith, Wesley J.
Publication:National Right to Life News
Date:Nov 1, 2019
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