Saturday, August 27, 2005

Doctors unlikely to be prosecuted

An 8-page academic study of doctors and the laws on assisted suicide published in the summer 2005 issue of the 'Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics' has this conclusion:-

"Research findings indicated that several physicians throughout the United States have participated in PAS [physician-assisted
], outside of Oregon, even though such conduct is unlawful.
Although the exact number of hastened deaths remains unknown, and
prosecutions of physicians in general have increased over time, the number of physicians prosecuted for participating in PAS is virtually non-existent."


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