Washington D.C., Nov 5, 2016 / 03:48 am
For years, the American Medical Association has held a strong stance against measures promoting physician-assisted suicide. But that could change.
Recently, the American Medical Association announced that it is reconsidering its position, prompting groups such as the Society of Catholic Social Scientists to speak out, urging that they maintain a firm "no" to "intentionally induced deaths."
"Our organization strongly urges you not to change your policy," stated an Oct. 31 letter from Society of Catholic Social Scientists president, Dr. Stephen M. Krason.
"Your organization has enormous influence in the shaping of public policy concerning healthcare and medical issues and a change in your position would almost certainly give momentum to the effort to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the U.S."