Publication Type The Point Blog by Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
The much-anticipated CEJA report on physician-assisted suicide was finally issued this month. Many individuals and organizations submitted oral and written testimony to CEJA, including CMDA and our members. In this week’s blog post, Dr. David Stevens breaks down the committee’s results and how you can get involved moving forward.
Journal of Medical Ethics, which prides itself in being the “leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical ethics,” recently published an article that argued euthanizing a persistent vegetative patient is more humane than deliberately dehydrating them to death. That is like arguing whether it is more humane to kill someone with a knife or strangulation. Should anyone be allowed to deliberately kill a patient at all?
Both major political parties recently issued new platforms that communicate contrasting core values to the American people. Vice President for Government Relations Jonathan Imbody breaks down where each party stands on the life issues of particular concern to readers of this blog: abortion, sex education, embryos and stem cell research and assisted suicide.
Dr. David Stevens shares about CMDA’s efforts to protect your healthcare right of conscience and religious freedom by filing lawsuits against both California and Vermont.