(London Telegraph) Prolonging the suffering of a dying patient in pain is an 'unequivocal evil' the British Medical Association conference was told Wednesday.
Prof Raymond Tallis called for the BMA to drop its opposition to a change in the law that would allow doctors to assist terminally ill, mentally competent adult patients to die.
Prof Tallis, of the organisation Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying, said: "Unbearable suffering, prolonged by medical care and inflicted on a dying patient who wishes to die is an unequivocal evil.
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"What's more, the right to have your choices supported by others, to determine your own best interest when you are of sound mind, is sovereign."