American College of Physicians Get it Right

Here’s some really good news.  The American College of Physicians studied the issue of physician-assisted suicide and released a policy statement.  They came out strongly against legalizing assisted suicide saying, “This practice…  affects trust in the (patient-physician) relationship, as well as in the profession, and fundamentally alters the medical profession’s role in society.”  The organization of physicians further stated, “Control over the manner and timing of a person’s death has not been and should not be a goal of medicine.”  I firmly agree.  Only the Creator of life has the authority of when, where and how to end life.  The medical community made a grave error when doctors stopped taking the Hippocratic Oath, which first promises to “do no harm” to their patients.

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