The Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), in an article accessed on Mar. 7, 2017, "Top 6 Reasons Physician-Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legal," available at, stated:

“[D]octor-prescribed suicide is not needed. Under existing law, every patient and/or his designated decision-maker has the right to refuse prolonging life by artificial means. No one has to linger indefinitely when natural causes would lead to death… The most fundamental part of a doctor-patient relationship is trust. If doctor-prescribed suicide were legal, patients wouldn’t know if the doctor’s ultimate motive was to heal them or end their life. The doctor’s duty is to kill the pain – not the patient.”

Mar. 7, 2017