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What Would Hippocrates Do?

kgsnccc Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 3:13 PM
If proponents of this "assisted suicide" law think it's morally acceptable why does it stipulate that the cause of death be falsified not to show suicide -- the need to lie tells you all you need to know -- plus they don't want to anyone to be able to track the number or increase in suicide if it passes.
IF HIPPOCRATES, the "Father of Western Medicine" were alive today, would he favor Question 2, the Massachusetts ballot initiative to authorize doctor-prescribed suicide?

Presumably not: The celebrated code of medical ethics that bears his name, which physicians for centuries took an oath to uphold, flatly forbids assisted suicide. "I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked," the Hippocratic Oath avows, "nor will I advise such a plan."

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