Doctor-Assisted Suicide Is Unethical (The New York Times)


In its “Room for Debate” section, The New York Times turns to the Geisel School of Medicine’s Ira Byock for his opinion on physician-assisted suicide. “When doctor-induced death becomes an accepted response to the suffering of dying people, logical extensions grease the slippery slope,” he says.

“Legalizing assisted suicide fixes nothing,” says Byock, emeritus professor of medicine and of community and family medicine at Geisel. “The principle that doctors must not kill patients stands. Two moral wrongs don’t make a right.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 10/6/14 by The New York Times.

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