Saturday, 22 September 2007

Is the North Carolina DOC going to kidnap a doctor to be present, and force him to execute?


Is the North Carolina DOC going to kidnap a doctor to be present, and force him to execute? I firmly hope that the NCMB appeals this unwise and illconceived decision. This is an outrageous situation. No rogue judge can tell doctors how to manage our practice any more than I can tell lawyers what to believe.

The state's position is indefensible; next they will tell me what to write as an opinion in a medical-legal report. In this case, we have the moral, ethical, pragmatic arguments on our side, and the good judge call think twice about what he wrote. I hope the ACLU gets interested and that the NCMB does not blink,

G M Larkin MD
Charlotte

1 comment:

Beverly Cole said...

Why do they need a physician? What about a "P.A."? Most patients see a physician's assistant instead of the "doctor" now days. Why can't a regular citizen be trained to deliver the meds for lethal injection and listen for a heartbeat and check a pulse - it isn't brain surgery now is it.. I would love to volunteer - I have seen what these monsters do to many innocent human beings - some animals do not deserve to breathe the same air as the victim's families.