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Assisted dying bill. The British Medical Association and most English doctors oppose it

Assisted dyingIf the Assisted Dying Bill was passed it would apply to terminally ill patients in England and Wales. The website of the British Medical Association (BMA) states that the Association “opposes all forms of assisted dying” (including assisted suicide), and that most doctors in the United Kingdom are opposed to this practice. However, the British Medical Journal -a publication of the aforementioned Association- published the opinions of doctors in favour of it.  This has led some doctors to state in the Journal that the above opinion does not represent that of the BMA, and that the British Medical Journal should be more prudent when it reports the opinion of the BMA, which continues to be against the legalisation of assisted dying in the United Kingdom (BMJ 351; h 4767, 2015).

Read the BMA states, Physician-assisted dying HERE 

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