AMA apologises for Gannon's offensive comments

Doctor’s group distances itself from leader

The AMA has been forced to distance itself from its president Dr Michael Gannon after he made offensive comments on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

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The powerful doctor’s group has had to apologise to the Victorian premier and the health minister for the tweet by its leader that laws on euthanasia should not be changed because somebody's parent died.

"Intellectual case for Euthanasia VAD [Victorian Assisted Dying] bankrupt. Don't forever alter society "coz few powerful people see parent die", Dr Gannon tweeted, forcing the AMA to immediately release a statement clarifying that this