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New stance on assisted suicide 'far from neutral'WASHINGTON (BP) -- A doctor association's new "engaged neutrality" on physician-assisted suicide is a misnomer and threatening to people with Alzheimer's disease, a Southern Baptist ethicist and a specialist on elder care say.
Delegates to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) voted Oct. 9 to embrace a stance of "engaged neutrality" regarding assisted suicide. The new resolution puts the AAFP at odds with the American Medical Association (AMA), which opposes physician-assisted suicide in its Code of Medical Ethics. Read More
Teen is youngest legal euthanasia victim in Belgium
BRUSSELS, Belgium (BP) -- A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to die of euthanasia in Belgium, the French news agency AFP reported Sunday (Sept. 18).
Belgium lifted age restrictions on euthanasia in 2014, becoming the first country in the world to allow terminally-ill children of any age to choose death, as long as certain conditions are met.
Neither the teen's identity nor medical condition prior to the procedure were ... Read More
God and assisted suicide: What's the answer?Randy C. Davis, executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, addresses the issue of assisted suicide and "three theological pillars" that can help during "soul-shattering moments at death's door." Read More
Live each day, says terminally ill womanCEDARVILLE, Ohio (BP) -- Melinda Pinkerton was on the cross-country track team when her coach noticed the 14-year-old's ankles turned inward when she ran. She recalls the date, Nov. 18, 2002 when her parents received the results of her MRI.
"They told me about the results; the big NF2 [Neurofibromatosis Type 2] word scared me. My first thought was that I was going to die," Pinkerton wrote. "A month later, Dec. 18th, I had surgery to remove a grape-sized tumor that was squeezing my spinal cord flat." Read More