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Argument: Physicians can never be obligated to facilitate euthanasia

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Edmund Pellegrino, Director of the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University. Chapter, "The False Promise of Beneficent Killing," How We Die: The Ethical, Medical, and Legal Issues Surrounding Physician-Assisted Suicide. (1998). - "Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not ethical obligations of physicians... The prohibition against physician participation in euthanasia and assisted suicide has been elemental in the traditional ethics of medicine for a long time... These acts [euthanasia and assisted suicide] are far from being established morally or accepted professionally."[1]

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