Physician Resigns, Says Can't Supervise Executions
With the execution of Darold Ray Stenson on the horizon, Dr. Marc Stern resigned his position as the top medical officer employed by the Washington Department of Corrections.
Dr. Marc Stern, who lives in Olympia, said the American Medical Association and Society of Correctional Physicians oppose physician involvement in executions, "and they say physicians should not supervise somebody who is involved in executions."
One of the department's assistant secretaries disingenuously "characterized Stern's objections as more individual than professional."
The American Medical Association says physicians shouldn't take part in "an action which would assist, supervise, or contribute to the ability of another individual to directly cause the death of the condemned."
Following the AMA's ethical guidance sounds professional, doesn't it?
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