Christian Medical & Dental Associations in an article, “Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia,” accessed on May 15, 2018 and available at, stated:

“‘I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.’ Hippocratic Oath

The statement above is the foundational moral principle of medicine, pledged by doctors for centuries as they attempt to cure and relieve suffering without injuring the patient. It’s a principle being eroded by the movement to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia. When combined with an impersonal and technological healthcare system, the movement to support PAS has proven lethal. Prescribed suicide is an immoral slippery slope that corrupts the doctor-patient trust. Put simply, it’s dangerous. And it’s not just dangerous for the physicians and healthcare workers, but it’s also dangerous for our country, our healthcare system and for every patient.”

May 15, 2018