CMA Removes Opposition to Assisted Death
On Wednesday, the California Medical Association dropped its opposition to physician-assisted suicide, citing a shift in doctor and patient attitudes about end-of-life and assisted suicide options. The move makes the California Medical Association the first state medical association to take such a stance. The announcement comes as the state Legislature considers a bill (SB 128) that would allow some dying patients to end their lives through a lethal dose of medication.
- "Calif. Medical Association Drops Opposition to Assisted Death" (Gutierrez, San Francisco Chronicle/Sacramento Bee, 5/19).