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Monday, August 01, 2005

New Zealand Medical Assoc. Upholds Its Opposition to Euthanasia

from Newstalk NZ

The New Zealand Medical Association has reaffirmed its position on euthanasia.

At a meeting this weekend the Association's board voted to continue opposing euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicides.

It says they are unethical.

NZMA chairman Ross Boswell says they are continuing to support the views of the World Medical Association.

Dr Boswell says the NZMA has been reviewing its position for some time and had prepared a more definitive statement about euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicides.

He says there is no formal date for a review in the future.

That is encouraging news, particularly as the vultures are descending on New Zealand.
papijoe 8:24 AM