The American Medical Association (AMA) is considering a resolution to change its decades-long opposition to doctor prescribed suicide. There are many risks in legalizing assisted suicide, particularly to socially marginalized groups of people like the disabled and the elderly. Responsible healthcare demands putting the symptoms and needs of the patient first.
If the AMA weakens its opposition, the move will send a message to the legislature that legalizing suicide is acceptable.
Additional resources from the PCC can be found at http://www.pacatholic.org/should-doctors-be-neutral-on-suicide/.
Please read this material and consider sending a message to the AMA via the link below asking them to support the dignity of every person and the need for supportive and comprehensive end of life care.