Here's one for the books. The AMA does not want physicians participating in the execution of convicted murderers because it undermines the ethical foundation of medicine. What a joke. It is perfectly ok to rip healthy babies from the womb and suck the brains from their tiny skulls, but heaven forbid that the lawful execution of a serial torturer and killer be carried out by the state. It's amazing that they do not choke on their own words.
Here are the quotes of the AMA as presented in NewsMax.
"The American Medical Association is troubled by continuous refusal of many state courts and legislatures to acknowledge the ethical obligations of physicians, which strictly prohibit physician involvement in a legally authorized execution," he said in a statement. "The AMA's policy is clear and unambiguous - requiring physicians to participate in executions violates their oath to protect lives and erodes public confidence in the medical profession."
If the oath is to protect lives how is the policy unambiguous if it is ok to kill a baby whose life is viable outside the womb?
"A physician is a member of a profession dedicated to preserving life when there is hope of doing so. The use of a physician's clinical skill and judgment for purposes other than promoting an individual's health and welfare undermines a basic ethical foundation of medicine - first, do no harm."
If this wasn't so serious this would be laughable. Is not ripping babies from their mother's womb doing grievous harm?
"The guidelines in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics address physician participation in executions involving lethal injection. The ethical opinion explicitly prohibits selecting injection sites for executions by lethal injection, starting intravenous lines, prescribing, administering, or supervising the use of lethal drugs, monitoring vital signs, on site or remotely, and declaring death.
As the voice of American medicine, the AMA urges all physicians to remain dedicated to our ethical obligations that prohibit involvement in capital punishment."
I can understand, in a way, the kinship abortionists must feel with those on death row. They are in the same business and there is the matter of professional courtesy.