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US, UK medical journals increasingly tout euthanasia

Catholic World News - August 23, 2012

Citing recent articles in three medical journals, Dr. Denise Hunnell of HLI America has found increasing acceptance of voluntary euthanasia within the medical community.

“This has serious implications for patients,” she said, adding:

No longer can a patient assume that his physician has his best medical interests at heart … It is now incumbent upon every patient to explore the ethical principles of his doctor. Does he uphold the sanctity of life from conception to natural death? Does he understand that treatments can be deemed burdensome, but human life is never burdensome? Does he view nutrition and hydration as ordinary care as long as a patient can derive a benefit from it? Does he reject all justifications for intentionally causing the death of his patients?”

If your physician does not answer unequivocally "yes" to each of these questions, can you really trust him with your life?

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Aug. 27, 2012 11:30 AM ET USA

    We knew that this was the direction medicine was headed for years now.

  • Posted by: jonesd3170 - Aug. 23, 2012 11:38 AM ET USA

    ...and the distance between the UK and the US is ever-decreasing !!!

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