BMA urged to take a stance on assisted suicide

The Welsh LMCs conference has voted to press the BMA into reviewing its stance on assisted suicide. Dr Bill Harris of Bro Taf LMC proposed the motion. 'There is a service available to my terminally ill cat, but not to a human being,' he said. Currently the BMA retains a neutral stance on the issue. But GPC Wales member Dr David Bailey said: 'Sitting on the fence is not an option.' He criticised the debate at last year's BMA Annual Representatives' Meeting, saying that a lot of confusion had surrounded the vote that led to the BMA's current stance of having no position on the issue.


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