12 Myths About Assisted Suicide and Medical Aid In Dying

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition blog posted an article written by Ronald W. Pies, MD and Annette Hanson, MD. It was published by mdmag.com on July 7, 2018.

In an age of “alternative facts”, it’s hard to sort out myth from reality when it comes to so-called ‘medical-aid-in-dying’ (MAID)—also called physician assisted suicide (PAS). By whatever label we attach to it, this practice involves a physician’s prescribing a lethal drug for a patient with a putatively terminal illness who is requesting this “service.” Some form of MAID/PAS is now legal in 5 states and the District of Columbia.

People of good conscience, including many physicians, are sharply divided on the ethics of MAID/PAS. Unfortunately, much of the support for this practice is founded on several myths and misconceptions regarding existing MAID laws and practices. Here are 12 of the most common. …

To read the rest of the article, click on: 12 Myths of Assisted Suicide.

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