Controversy surrounds Canadian Medical Association’s withdrawal from world body

What is the real reason CMA withdrew? By Michael Cook As we have already reported, the Canadian Medical Association resigned suddenly and dramatically from the World Medical Association at the WMA’s annual meeting in Reykjavik. The president of the CMA, Dr Gigi Osler, explained that the incoming president of the WMA, Dr Leonid Eidelman, had …

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Canadian Medical Association urges respect for conscience rights of medical professionals who oppose “physician-assisted dying”

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The statement issued by Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in response to the report of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying, expressed concern that the report “does fall short on the issue of respecting a physician’s right to conscientious objection.” The report of the Special Joint …

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63% of Canadian physicians will refuse to assist their patients suicide.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition This is reprinted from alexschadenberg.blogspot.com. Today, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) released to the media the results of their online survey of members. The survey that was based on responses from 1407 CMA members found that 63% would refuse to assist the death of their patients, 29% …

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Canadian Medical Association: 71.5% oppose the legalization of euthanasia or assisted suicide; Doctors should be excluded from doing euthanasia

  By Alex Schadenberg Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) published the results of its online poll and it national dialogue concerning euthanasia, assisted suicide and end-of-life care. The CMA consultation report determined that 71.5% agreed with the current CMA policy on euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Death, 25.8% disagreed with its current …

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Canadian Medical Association President: “Euthanasia is illegal and we’re going to follow the law of the land”

  By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) released their document from the CMA National Dialogue on end-of-life care on June 10. One of the decisions made by the CMA from their National Dialogue was that they would continue to oppose the euthanasia and assisted suicide. CMA President …

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16% of Canadian doctors would euthanize their patient

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A Canadian Medical Association survey found that 16% of 2125 doctors who completed a survey would be willing to euthanize a patient, if legal, while 44% said that they would refuse requests for euthanasia. 26% of the doctors were unsure how they would respond to requests for …

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Big abortion and the CMA

By Patricia Maloney The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has officially come out in support of maintaining a section of the Criminal Code that declares a child becomes a human being at the moment of birth. One doctor, Dr. Genevieve Desbiens said this: “I’m asking for you to recognize that women must retain their full and …

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