Only 1 in 10 doctors would commit euthanasia if bill passes in Portugal: ethicist

Source: LifeSiteNews

September 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although the Portuguese parliament is currently deliberating over several bills that could legalize physician assisted suicide and euthanasia, the debate may be largely a moot point.

According to Miguel Oliveira da Silva, president of Portugal’s National Ethics Council for Life Sciences, only one in ten doctors would be willing to commit euthanasia if it were legalized.

“If its obligatory, there is always the possibility of doctors invoking conscientious objection,” said Oliveira following his testimony on the subject in the Parliament last week.

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