German Medical Association Changes Their Position On Assisted Suicide.

Alex Schadenberg

The German Medical Association have changed their charter by removing the statement: A doctor may not provide any assistance for suicide.

People may think that this is a normal reaction after Germany's high court decision, last February, that struck down the nations law prohibiting assisted suicide and stated in their court decision that people had the "right to a self-determined death"

In October 2019, the World Medical Association re-affirmed its position that euthanasia and assisted suicide are unethical acts.

Just because the high court has ordered assisted suicide to be legalized does not make it ethical for doctors to participate.

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