Friday, February 09, 2007

Florida and our priorities

Lead Executioner in Botched Florida Lethal Injection Had No Medical Training
The lead executioner of a convicted killer who took twice the normal time to die never received any medical training....

After the botched execution, then-Gov. Jeb Bush halted executions in the state and created the panel to examine whether improvements can be made to the way lethal injections are administered.

How about treating women as well as we treat convicted murderers? Who is calling for drastic corrective measures after unlicensed people were caught doing abortions at a Miami clinic? NOBODY, that's who.
Dr. Peter Springer, one of three doctors on the 11-person panel, said the people conducting lethal injections should be medical professionals.

Is that kind of creepy? I find it creepy.
American Medical Association guidelines bar doctors from taking part, directly or indirectly, in executions.

But the AMA has no qualms about doctors slaying fetuses. Doctors aren't allowed to kill the aggressive and guilty; only the helpless and innocent. Yeah, that makes ethical sense.

2 comments:

Tlaloc said...

"But the AMA has no qualms about doctors slaying fetuses. Doctors aren't allowed to kill the aggressive and guilty; only the helpless and innocent. Yeah, that makes ethical sense."

It makes perfect sense as soon as you stop pretending that a fetus is a person. Try it, you'll suddenly find that so much of life makes sense that you'll wonder how exactly you managed to stay in the dark so long.

GrannyGrump said...

Tlaloc, your personal assumptions about fetuses prove nothing. Your personal opinion that they have nor more moral significance than a snotty hankie ought not to be what we base law or social policy upon. As much as I'm sure you'd wish that we would.