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Active euthanasia also opposed by United States physicians

In a recent survey carried out among the members of the American Medical Association, it was found that only 15% of those surveyed were in favour of active euthanasia (use of drugs to bring about death of the patient); in other words, 85% of American doctors are against it. When the answers were grouped by the religion practiced by each of its members, it was found that 100% of Catholic physicians are opposed to active euthanasia. This percentage is lower among Protestants and Jews, while for those who do not identify as religious, the percentage of those who support euthanasia is 38% (JAMA 315; 310, 2016).

Read British Medical Association (BMA) opinion HERE

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