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Dec. 2, 2017 – Nine State Medical Associations Drop Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide

“Two state medical societies have dropped their opposition to medical aid-in-dying, a position that mirrors growing acceptance of the practice among many doctors.

The Massachusetts Medical Society on Saturday [Dec. 2, 2017] became the 10th chapter of the American Medical Association to depart from the profession’s long-standing opposition to physician-assisted dying…

The Vermont Medical Society also recently [on Nov. 4, 2017] joined the list of medical associations that have voted to take a neutral stance on physician-assisted death. Massachusetts and Vermont joined medical societies in California, Colorado, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon and the District of Columbia in dropping opposition to what was once called physician-assisted suicide.”