| Latest Health News | Sunday April 29 2012 8:09
A fresh attempt to get a form of euthanasia onto the statute books is having no impact on the The Medical Association.
It's firmly against doctors helping patients end their lives.
New life has been breathed into the issue by a Private Member's Bill being drafted by Labour MP Maryan Street.
It aims to provide legal protection for families and doctors who help patients prepare for suicide.
Ms Street says no doctor could be compelled to assist someone to end their life.
Medical Association Chair Paul Ockelford says even so, euthanasia is unethical and cannot be condoned by the Association as a professional body.
At the same time, he says the Association is not in a position to oppose individual doctor's decisions.