The death penalty

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The New England Journal of Medicine’s latest edition has a free full text commentary and free audio on the ethics of the death penalty from a medical perspective.

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Quite graphic, and very insightful.  One wonders why abortion is different.

Gawande A. When law and ethics collide–why physicians participate in executions. N Engl J Med 2006;354:1221-9.

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