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Letters Religious support for assisted dying

Biblical and theological opposition to assisted dying

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 19 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2515
  1. Gavriel Cohn, Jewish studies teacher
  1. London, UK
  1. gavcohn{at}

In their essay on the support of religious people and leaders for assisted dying, Romain and Carey use terms that empty assisted dying of any connotations other than being a medical procedure.1 Yet there is no reason to medicalise or sanitise it. Doctors should also not have the final say in legislation.

The authors claim that “there is nothing in our bibles or …

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