Neutrality on assisted suicide is the wrong prescription, Catholic doctors say
New Orleans, La., Oct 19, 2018 / 02:50 pm (CNA).- The American Academy of Family Physicians has taken a neutral position on assisted suicide and will lobby the American Medical Association to do the same, drawing criticism from Catholics but praise from assisted suicide advocates.
Leaders of the physicians’ academy gathered for its Congress of Delegates, which met Oct. 8-10 in New Orleans, approved the resolution of “engaged neutrality,” MedPage Today reports.
The organization represents over 130,000 doctors across the U.S. and is the second-largest constituent body within the AMA.
The resolution passed by a two-thirds vote, which is required for votes that