FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 26, 2008
Stop Missouri's Renegade Anesthesiologist From Executing Someone!
The State of Missouri has obtained a Board Certified anesthesiologist to implement its next execution of a human being, in gross violation of his most fundamental human rights under international law.
We are in the process of obtaining the name of this doctor. Upon its receipt, we will file an emergency Complaint with the American Board of Anesthesiology, demanding the immediate suspension and permanent revocation of this doctor's Board Certification in order to prevent the execution. According to Section 5.02 (Revocation of Certification) of the Board's Booklet of Information (March 2008): "The Board shall be the sole judge of whether or not the evidence or information before it is sufficient to require or permit revocation of any certificate issued by the Board, and the decision of the Board shall be final."
This doctor has willfully defied and maliciously violated regulations mandated by the American Medical Association, by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and this doctor's own Hippocratic Oath. This doctor is neither fit nor competent to practice medicine. We fully expect the American Board of Anesthesiology to grant our request in order to prevent this execution of their fellow human being by their fellow anesthesiologist.
For the American Board of Anesthesiology to permit a Board Certified colleague to implement the execution of their fellow human being would render them all complicit in this renegade doctor's legal, ethical, and human rights violations.
Francis A. Boyle
Professor of Law
Chair, Stop Capital Punishment Now!
Professor Boyle may be contacted for comments or interviews at the following:
Francis A. Boyle
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 USA