Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Medicine: Is there a doctor (with no ethics) in the house?

So it might not be obvious to most people, but participating in a state sanctioned execution is medically unethical. The AMA (that liberal bastion of socialists) and numerous other organizations have recognized this for years. And so when a Federal judge ordered anesthesiologists be present at the execution of Michael Morales, he was essentially asking for a doctor with no scruples. Fortunately, the two anesthesiologists present refused to participate and the execution had to be delayed. Once again, anesthesiologists help save (or at least prolong) a life and praises go unsung. But I'd like to say to those two physicians, you are my heroes.

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