Press release from the Medical Ethics Alliance following Tuesday 14th September’s Annual Representative Meeting of the BMA

Assisted Dying.

Doctors cannot be “neutral”, about killing the sick.

The majority was only 49 votes for, and 48 against. Hardly a convincing margin.

The last time the policy was changed to neutral it was changed back after widespread disagreement amongst the membership, at a subsequent A R M

This new policy is hardly well supported and does not seem to be directed either at patients or healthcare professionals.

The leadership make no attempt to disguise the fact that it is directed at Parliament.

Dr. Anthony Cole JP F R C P Edin. F R C P C H