…One in five of the two dozens physician interviewed for this story say they’ve provided, or know colleagues who have provided, some form of support to terminally ill patients seeking to end their lives…
And like abortion prior to legalization, convictions against physicians would be difficult even if authorities could prove incidents of illegal assisted death, says Sumner.
“In abortion, people responded to compassion on the part of physicians. These are people taking a personal risk to provide abortion and acting on compassionate grounds. Likewise in this case, juries would respond to compassion….”
[Interesting blog comment: "We have talked about this subject for years. We have watched movies(The Sea Inside & The Barbarian Invasion) about the subject and read books (Robert Latimore) about it. The biggest obstacle we see is from the Health Care Industries(Pharmacueticals) that appear to financially benefit from prolonging agony and suffering. Choice should be the first consideration and it is denied the Supreme Court..."]