Washington DC assisted suicide bill puts patients at risk and prioritizes cost over compassion.

Posted February 7, 2017 3:27 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Washington DC assisted suicide bill puts patients at risk and prioritizes cost over compassion.

This article was published by the National Review on February 3, 2017Representatives Brad Wenstrup and Phil RoeTwo members of Congress, both physicians, urge caution.Do no harm.” Three short words, but to physicians they represent a sacred charge. Three short words that now hang in the balance here in the District of Columbia, after the D.C. council passed the Death with Dignity Act (Act 21-577), legalizing physician-assisted suicide in the nation’s capital. In authorizing doctors to violate the Hippocratic oath of “do no harm,” physician-assisted suicide undermines a key safeguard that protects our nation’s most vulnerable citizens and helps to ensure

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