Why So Many Doctors Oppose Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide


(Deseret News) – As states across the nation consider proposals to legalize doctor-assisted suicide, a longstanding but little known group of Christian medical professionals is doubling down in its opposition by taking proponents of the practice to court.

The Christian Medical and Dental Associations sued the Vermont Board of Medical Practice in federal court on July 19, alleging that physicians are being forced to violate their conscience and professional ethics through a government requirement that they either inform patients about end-of-life care or refer them to a doctor who will.

Dr. David Stevens, CEO of The Christian Medical & Dental Associations, recently told the Deseret News that his organization believes that doctor-assisted suicide is immoral as well as "dangerous for doctors, patients and family." CONTINUE