Doctors opposed to assisted suicide, new survey claims
THREE-QUARTERS of doctors in Britain would refuse to perform assisted suicide if it was legalised according to a new survey.
Opinion Research Business interviewed 986 doctors over a two week period earlier this year. The survey was commissioned by the campaign group Right to Life and the results were launched at a press conference at the House of Commons last week.
Jim Dobbin, Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton, said they were amazed by the response and welcomed the =cheat profession's resistance to euthanasia.
He said: "They have provided a wealth of information and demonstrate that a clear majority of doctors are opposed to the Lord Joffe Bill, the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill, which aims to legalise assisted suicide and is to have its Second Reading in the House of Lords in June."
Not one palliative care doctor who responded to the survey would practice either euthanasia or assisted suicide.