AMA: Abortions, Yes; Executions, No

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The AMA code, which was created in 1980, says physicians should not be participants in executions and defines participation to include “an action that would assist, supervise or contribute to the ability of another individual to directly cause the death of the condemned and an action which could automatically cause an execution to be carried out on a condemned prisoner.”

The AMA apparently has no qualms about allowing physicians to “cause an execution to be carried out” on an innocent unborn child, but they do have a problem with a physician participating in the execution of a criminal who, according to the justice system, has deprived himself, through his own actions, of the right to live.

I’m not saying the AMA is wrong in saying that doctors should not participate in executions. However, I think their standards could do with a strong dose of reality check, washed down by a pint of consistency.

GRRRRRRRR! :mad:

That reminds me of something that keeps bothering me: The women can’t really see it going on when it’s happening. But how on earth can a doctor and nurse attendant *do *abortions anyway? I mean they can see exactly that it’s a little baby, how can they do it? I heard years ago that there were fewer and fewer docs willing to do them but anti-abortion violence was blamed. I can’t help but think any decent doc would stay as far from abortion as they could.

[quote=caroljm36]That reminds me of something that keeps bothering me: The women can’t really see it going on when it’s happening. But how on earth can a doctor and nurse attendant *do *abortions anyway? I mean they can see exactly that it’s a little baby, how can they do it? I heard years ago that there were fewer and fewer docs willing to do them but anti-abortion violence was blamed. I can’t help but think any decent doc would stay as far from abortion as they could.
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[quote=DaveBj]kypost.com/2004/11/13/york111304.html

The AMA apparently has no qualms about allowing physicians to “cause an execution to be carried out” on an innocent unborn child, but they do have a problem with a physician participating in the execution of a criminal who, according to the justice system, has deprived himself, through his own actions, of the right to live.

I’m not saying the AMA is wrong in saying that doctors should not participate in executions. However, I think their standards could do with a strong dose of reality check, washed down by a pint of consistency.

GRRRRRRRR! :mad:
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In 1973 Roe v Wade & Doe v Bolton gave America abortion on demand.

In 1974 the AMA removed from the 2,400 year old Hippocratic Oath the doctor’s pledge to never “give a woman an abortive remedy”.

They should call it the Hypocrite oath.

Talk about hypocrisy…you people make me sick. :mad:

If we bother you that much then why hang around here, comments like " you people make me sick" do nothing to change the truth that abortion is murder. I do hope that Gods love can touch your heart soon, so you can know the full value of a human life.

Linda H.

Mindy Mae, I am trying to see where you got the idea that someone on this thread is being a hypocrite. Can you elaborate? “You people make me sick” is not exactly specific enough to tell me what your position is. Or do you mean the doctors performing the abortions make you sick?

Or do you reject the idea that some doctors perform abortions mainly because they are paid to do so? Some doctors, perhaps even most of them, think they are helping a woman in a time of crisis, but if abortion is such a noble endeavor why aren’t organizations like Planned Parenthood non-profit “charities” instead of for-profit corporations?

1ke, perhaps you can elaborate why you gave “money” as your sole reason for why doctors and nurses perform abortions. I am guessing that you have something in mind besides mindless greed but maybe I’m wrong.

I’m not talking about someone like a family OB/GYN who perhaps “terminates” a baby when a fetal abnormality is found. While certainly wrong, I can see where this doctor might think they were doing the “right” and “compassionate” thing.

I’m talking about those who own, run, or contract at abortion “clinics”. I’ve read several books by former abortionists. They were in it for the money. Read Bernard Nathanson, Carol Everett, Beverly McMillan, etc.

Carol Everett and Beverly McMillan have some materials available from Easton Publishing such as “what I saw in the abortion industry” and “selling abortions to teens”. Yes, it is absolutely a business and about money to these people.

The doctor who does abortions where I sidewalk counsel drives up in his Porche or his Lamberghini…

Also places like PP and NAF clinics fight tooth and nail AGAINST any regulations that are put in to place to ensure maternal health-- veterinary clinics are more highly regulated than abortion clinics. The safety precautions would cut into the bottom line. These people are unbelievable with what lengths they will go to for a buck.

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