3 Things You Should Know About Physician Assisted Suicide

Over the next few days I want to highlight our “3 Things You Should Know About . . .” document series.

To begin, here are 3 Things You Should Know About Physician Assisted Suicide.

  1. Physicians Should Never Be In the Business of Harming Their Patients
  2. Physician Assisted Suicide Places Society’s Weakest and Vulnerable at Elevated Risks
  3. Physician Assisted Suicide is Bad Public Policy

The Center for Bioethics and Culture believes that permitting doctors to assist in the suicides of dying people is wrong and is a form of abandonment. The proper and compassionate approach to suicidal desire—whatever its cause—is compassionate intervention and prevention, not facilitation.

Click here to download a one page PDF that expands on each of these points and includes references to the latest supporting research.

As I mentioned, this is one of a series of “3 Things You Should Know About . . .” documents, so stay tuned for more soon!

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