By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
The old Hemlock Society wants to push doctors to perform assisted suicide–which is more aptly described as doctor-prescribed suicide.
Under the revised name of Compassion & Choices, they want the American Medical Association to end its long-standing opposition to the lethal practice. You can urge the AMA to stand strong by clicking here.
In addition, the lawyer who tried to create a Roe v. Wade-style judicial edict for assisted suicide [Kathryn Tucker] now is suing a California hospital that refused to perform doctor-prescribed suicide.
As ethics expert Wesley Smith notes:
The lawsuit illustrates where the assisted suicide/euthanasia movement wants to go. As in Ontario, Canada, they want doctors and hospitals to be forced to participate in assisted suicide or get out of medicine.
For resources for fighting the threat of doctor-prescribed suicide in Pennsylvania, visit www.noassistedsuicidepa.org .
Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and is reposted with permission.