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Portuguese doctors join opposition to euthanasia

Portuguese doctors have taken a stand against euthanasia, alongside the Catholic Church, as lawmakers prepare this week to debate proposed legislation aimed at decriminalising the practice. “We do not agree, because that goes against medical practice and violates the code of conduct of the Order of Doctors,” the group’s president Miguel Guimaraes said late Monday.
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WMA Reaffirms Opposition to Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Chioma Obinna The World Medical Association, WMA, has reaffirmed its long-standing policy of opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. After an intensive process of consultation with physicians and non-physicians around the world, the WMA at its annual Assembly in Tbilisi, Georgia adopted a revised Declaration on Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. READ ALSO: Medical students, physicians
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