DOCTORS voted yesterday to fight any attempts to legalise euthanasia and physician-assisted dying.
It was a significant change of stance by delegates at the British Medical Association conference in Belfast - last year, they voted to adopt a neutral position, neither opposing nor supporting assisted dying. But grass-roots doctors mounted a campaign to get the issue debated again, leading to yesterday's turnaround.
Michael Wilks, the chairman of the association's ethics committee, said: "The BMA's position is now opposition to any assisted dying legislation.
"Over a period of a year, the profession has spent an enormous amount of time thinking about this and has clearly come to a decision that is different to that of the people here last year."...
""Deborah Annetts, its chief executive, said: "The vote in Belfast came amid extensive lobbying by very active and organised religious lobby groups. Millions of people in the UK will be deeply disappointed at what the religious lobby groups have done.""
"Millions" in this country could'nt give a hoot about this until they're dying. And then if it drags out a long period of time even then the "urge" to die is not in most people.
Good for the BMA. Well done the religious lobby. Praise the Lord for His mercy.
I`am glad the British Medical association has come out Firmly in opposition to the assisted dying legislation Which would be the thin end of the wedge for the culture Of death crowd. The clamor for euthanasia can`t Be taken in isolation but in the current atmosphere of Legalizing the most wicked of practices, which, just a few Years ago could not have even been imagined, and With the Current UK government and it`s Base Morality, it is easy To see that euthanasia could so easily become Murder with the "benefit" of solving the pressure on the Health Service due To an aging population. And after addressing the fly in the Ointment of the elderly, we can move on to the Handicapped, more savings, and then on to........with more savings.... We`ve solved the "problem" of unwanted babies so lets press on regardless.....