The British Medical Association has denied that it is reviewing its position on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide after the acquittal of Dr David Moor on murder charges. The GP's case did not break any new moral or legal ground, the BMA statement said. It remained opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, but is planning a conference on the subject next spring with a view to determining whether doctors favour the status quo or want a change in the law.

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