Opposition to Assisted-Suicide by Joe Lieberman

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., said he would support a Bush administration ban on the use of federally controlled drugs for assisted suicide.

"Doctors should do everything they can to reduce pain, but not to administer drugs to end life," Lieberman said. "I think we go over a line then."

Lieberman said doctors need to learn more about pain control and should be protected from prosecution "if they prescribe pain killers that may increase the possibility of death so long as their specific intention was not to end life."

Source: From a March 19, 2001 article by Judy Holland, Post-Intelligencer Washington Bureau. See "http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/national/suicides19.shtml" for the full article.

See also: Statement of Joseph I. Lieberman before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (October 13, 1999).

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