We welcome the AMA's policy statement that 'doctors should not be involved in interventions that have as their primary intention the ending of a person’s life.'
People do vote both yes and no based on ideological grounds - its called an opinion poll. But asking people to support and to lobby in ignorance is a misinformation poll. It is callous, it is abusive and plain wrong.
The Aunt is dead and now it is too late to suggest that after 10 days her bladder infection may have cleared up and her request for lethal injection may have passed.
The final vote was taken at 4:02 am. The house divided 23 votes to 23. The bill was defeated on the casting vote of the Speaker.
The absence of the possibility of objectivity is like a compass whose hand has no benchmark and can go any direction.
"The proposed law not only allows assisted suicide, it also carves out an exception to the law against homicide. It will allow murder of the sick and elderly, followed by a government-approved cover-up to hide the fact that any lethal action occurred."
41% increase in euthanasia in 4 years: an appalling excess due to the legislation on assisted death in Belgium.