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California Execution Delayed  0

Posted on February 21st, 2006. About News and Politics.

I found this story very interesting – California was to put a convicted rapist/murderer to death at 12:01AM this morning, but the two anesthesiologists involved with the case refused to participate due to “ethical concerns.”

It got me to thinking – do the same people who are against physician-assisted suicide (where the patient is requesting lethal doses of medication) not object to physicians participating in executions? Why hasn’t the Bush administration challenged this off-label use of medication? That was their argument against the Oregon Death with Dignity law – that physicians were using meds for off-label purposes. Fascinating…

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