World Medical Association: Docs Should Not Be Forced to Provide Referrals for Assisted Suicide

(RightToLife) – Despite pressure to take a position that would support the removal of some conscientiously-objected rights, the World Medical Association (WMA) has retained its position that doctors should not be “forced to participate in euthanasia or assisted suicide, nor should any physician be obliged to make referral decisions to this end”.

During its meeting to finalise changes to the International Code of Medical Ethics (ICoME) earlier this month in Washington DC, the WMA considered whether to make referral for euthanasia or assisted suicide mandatory for medical professionals. CONTINUE