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AMA’s stand on assisted suicide weakens after annual meeting

By Michael Cook The American Medical Association’s official position on assisted suicide is to oppose it as “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer.” Its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs recently recommended that this be

The enormous stakes at issue in the campaign to persuade the AMA to go “neutral” on physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”‘ — George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language” “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control report that suicide rates have risen almost 30% since 1999, which

AMA vote causes worry in fight against assisted suicide

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., NRLC Director of Federal Legislation In a disappointing vote Monday at its annual meeting, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to continue to review, not maintain, its long-standing opposition to physician-assisted suicide. After

AMA to vote whether to retain opposition to physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. As NRL News Today was about to post all stories for the day, news broke that the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates voted not to affirm the report of its Council

A careful explanation why the AMA should continue its opposition to physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Whenever, and it could be very soon, the AMA decides whether to go “neutral” on physician-assisted decision, the verdict will carry enormous weight. Also invariably, when pro-death forces prevail, one very important reason is

Brilliant analysis argues AMA should adopt its ethics committee’s recommendation to continue to oppose physician-assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko On May 22, the Psychiatric Times published a very thoughtful article written by Dr. Ronald Pies, Editor in Chief emeritus of the publication. The headline says it all: Will the AMA Heed its own

American Medical Association Has a Lot to Learn About Pro-Life Centers

By Pregnancy Help News Why is the nation’s largest group of physicians and medical students shilling for the lethal, failing abortion industry? That’s the question Pregnancy Help News editor Jay Hobbs poses in a Thursday morning op-ed at

The AMA should stand firm against assisted suicide

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Director, NRLC Department of Medical Ethics There are conflicting reports about whether the American Medical Association (AMA) is considering abandoning its longtime position in opposition to physician-assisted suicide and going “neutral.” It is

The AMA claims it is not studying their position on physician-assisted suicide

Editor’s note. This comes from Maryland Against Physician Assisted Suicide. Recently, numerous accounts in the media and online have indicated that the American Medical Association (AMA) is taking steps toward changing their official policy position on physician-assisted

Please Urge AMA to maintain its opposition to assisted suicide

There is an effort underway within the influential American Medical Association (AMA) to abandon its decades-long position opposing assisted suicide and take a neutral stance. Both the national and state medical societies’ opposition to doctor-prescribed suicide have

Upcoming AMA fight foreshadows potential Supreme Court Battle

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost

AMA Playing “Hide the Ball” with Futile Care Rule?

By Wesley J. Smith Futile care” is ad hoc health care rationing. It permits a doctor to refuse wanted life-sustaining treatment that is working, based on the values of the MD that keeping the patient alive is