BMA opposes legalisation of euthanasia

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 12 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:75
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The BMA has overwhelmingly opposed any change in the law to allow euthanasia or physician assisted suicide.

    Speakers at the BMA's annual representative meeting in Edinburgh last week said that it was the job of the medical profession to help patients rather than to kill them. Dr Fay Wilson, a Birmingham GP, told the meeting that patients had asked her to end their lives and later thanked her for not doing so. “However much I wanted to help their suffering, I wasn't able to kill …

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