BMA continues to oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:997
  1. Kathryn Godfrey
  1. London

    The BMA continues to oppose legislation to allow assisted suicide for patients, despite other bodies that represent doctors now taking a neutral stance.

    During questioning last week by a House of Lords select committee on Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill, representatives from the BMA said that the results of “consistent and regular” debates with members meant that the position of the association, which represents 80% of British doctors, remained unchanged.

    Giving evidence to the same committee the previous week the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners …

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