Sunday, August 16, 2009

On, Wisconsin

Once upon a time most doctors took an oath that included these words: "I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect." The oath in that form has fallen into disuse, but assisting suicide is apparently something Wisconsin doctors still resist. According to Wesley J. Smith:
For the last few weeks a battle has been brewing in the ethics committee of the Wisconsin Medical Society, with a motion filed to have it go neutral on legalizing assisted suicide. I am happy to report that effort failed by a 13-5 vote. Medical ethics maintained in Wisconsin. Patients protected.
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