British Medical Association rejects attempt to push it neutral on assisted suicide by 2 to 1 majority

By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. On Tuesday the Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) of the British Medical Association (BMA) in Belfast voted against going neutral on assisted suicide by a …

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British Medical Association overwhelmingly opposes move to change position to support assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Question: how could you know, just by the length of the first stories in the British press, that the British Medical Association (BMA) had voted against going “neutral” on assisted suicide? Easy. After a spate of stories going back weeks, all of which were intended to convey the message the BMA should …

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Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying (HPAD) gets slapped down at the British Medical Association

  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. The British Medical Association (BMA) has always been opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide. That is, apart from just one year, …

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British Medical Association (BMA) rejects Scottish assisted suicide bill

By Alex Schadenberg The Pulse news service reported today that the British Medical Association (BMA) says it will oppose the euthanasia bill for Scotland that is being sponsored by MSP Margo MacDonald. “Despite the change in approach to this, Ms MacDonald’s most recent attempt to legislate on assisted dying in Scotland, the BMA will continue …

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Why the BMA should not go neutral on assisted suicide and euthanasia

By Dr. Peter Saunders This Wednesday, 27 June, the British Medical Association Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) will vote on a motion to go neutral on assisted suicide and euthanasia.The BMA, the trade union for doctors, has been opposed to a change in the law for all but one year of its 180 year history. Those proposing the …

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Retired doctors working together to bring euthanasia to a town near you

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. I see that the Secular Medical Forum (SMF) is holding a fringe debate at the British Medical Association (BMA) annual conference featuring Raymond …

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Abortion and Euthanasia dominate ethics agenda at BMA annual meeting

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Abortion and euthanasia are to be debated at a major British Medical Association (BMA) meeting later this month.  The BMA holds its annual …

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