By Katie Franklin Once again, the American Medical Association has forfeited its authority on medical ethics to the dictates of the abortion lobby. In an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this July, pregnancy help centers are confusingly maligned as ideologically driven institutions that are simultaneously “dangerous” and ineffective at …Continue reading "American Medical Association Attacks Pro-life Pregnancy Centers…Again"
By Nancy Valko When I first started nursing school, abortion was illegal in all 50 states and the American Medical Association (AMA) was influential and widely admired. But, as cited and influential in the Roe v Wade decision in 1973, the AMA dropped its opposition to abortion in 1970 after a few states legalized abortion …Continue reading "Journal of the American Medical Association Article Calls Crisis Pregnancy Centers “Legal but Unethical”"
By Michael Cook “Death with dignity” or “aid in dying” seem to be gathering pace in the United States, now that Hawaii has joined the list of states which permit it. But how does the American Medical Association stand? According to a recent decision by its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA), squarely against …Continue reading "American Medical Association stands firm on 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 important to realize how vital it is that the AMA not change. The AMA’s longtime stance has been, …Continue reading "The AMA should stand firm against assisted suicide"
Editor’s note. This comes from the Christian Medical & Dental Associations and is reprinted with permission. At the recent American Medical Association (AMA) Convention, the organization reaffirmed their stance opposing physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia which appears in their Code of Medical Ethics. The Code of Medical Ethics offers guidance to help physicians meet the ethical …Continue reading "AMA Recommitment to Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide is lauded"
Yesterday, at its annual meeting in Chicago, the American Medical Association (AMA) rejected a Louisiana State Medical Society proposal to reaffirm the AMA’s long-standing policy against physician assisted suicide. Instead it approved a study-resolution to explore AMA adoption of a neutral position on physician assisted suicide, which was often referred to as “aid-in-dying” in the …Continue reading "American Medical Association To Explore Policy Change on Assisted Suicide"