US assisted suicide advocates pretend a lot of things.
One is that no doctor will ever be forced to participate in an assisted suicide.
But once in awhile they reveal their actual intentions. Case in point: A new bill in Wisconsin would force every doctor asked for an assisted suicide by a legally eligible patient to either do the deed or find a doctor who will. From AB 216 (my emphasis):
(1) No health care facility or health care provider may be charged with a crime, held civilly liable, or charged with unprofessional conduct for any of the following:
(a) Failing to fulfill a request for medication, except that failure of an attending physician to fulfill a request for medication constitutes unprofessional conduct if the attending physician refuses or fails to make a good faith attempt to transfer the requester’s care and treatment to another physician who will act as attending physician under this chapter and fulfill the request for medication.
Forcing anyone to participate in a suicide–requiring a physician to procure the death doctor referral is that–constitutes tyranny.
The culture of death brooks no dissent. This is why we need strong medical conscience laws–federally and in every state–enforceable not just administratively, but through a personal cause of action in civil court.
HT: Margaret Dore