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Synonyms for euthanasia

mercy killing

Synonyms for euthanasia

the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

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In the same Values and Beliefs poll in May, Gallup asked Americans if they believe doctor-assisted suicide is morally acceptable or morally wrong.
The WMA Resolution on Euthanasia [37] repeats much of what is in the Declaration on Terminal Illness [36] regarding active euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide, and 'reaffirms its strong belief that euthanasia is in conflict with basic ethical principles of medical practice', although it does not mention whether it is referring to 'active' or 'passive' euthanasia.
The current ban on doctor-assisted suicide stands until then.
Supreme Court in 2012 granting to Gloria Taylor, a terminally ill patient with Lou Gehrig's disease, the right to seek doctor-assisted suicide.
The RSC report intimated that there was a possibility individual provinces could introduce doctor-assisted suicide, "health" being a provincial jurisdiction.
FYI, since 1990, three states--Oregon, Montana, and Washington--allow doctor-assisted suicide within certain parameters, and Switzerland and Britain have allowed this procedure, too.
Washington state joined Oregon March 5 as the only states where such a prescription--known variously as doctor-assisted suicide or physician aid-in-dying--is legal.
On Thursday, Kerr told the panel in Manchester he accepted there was "no place" for doctor-assisted suicide.
Two confederates were then trained, one male and one female, to advocate for both the pro and con position of doctor-assisted suicide.
But Nunez said polls showed residents favor doctor-assisted suicide.
Switzerland already allows doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill, but the Federal Tribunal has now put mental illnesses on the same level as physical disability.
They mark the progression of modern therapies, highlight significant diseases, and shed light on contested issues such as immunization, alternative medicine, abortion, doctor-assisted suicide, gene therapy, and bioterrorism, among others.
Those attending the British Medical Association (BMA) conference said doctor-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia should not be made legal in the UK.
On May 12, the House of Lords will be debating further Lord Joffe's controversial Bill, 'Assisted Dying For the Terminally Ill Bill', ( Formally called the Assisted Suicide Bill) which threatens to undermine the trust patients put in doctors by legalising doctor-assisted suicide.
Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the 46-country Council of Europe rejected a resolution--introduced by Swiss Radical Liberal legislator Dick Marty--that would have approved doctor-assisted suicide for terminally-ill patients.