Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Pictures from an Execution

This was received from a friend today:

After your chat with Dane [Aaker] in the hall at Colton First Baptist, I could tell you have had a strong position on abortion, so when I read this article I thought it may touch you and you may like to share it with those that have liked concerns about abortion. This is the kind of comment it needs to be passed around the world.

I was reading a article today about the current status of the man condemned to die last night by lethal injection. That the courts wanted aanesthesiologist present so that it was not "Cruel or Unusual punishment"so that the prisoner wouldn't suffer. So here is the comment in the article that just sickened me when you compare what we think is an OK standard for killing babies. In a statement last week, Dr. Priscilla Ray, chairwoman of the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, condemned the ruling that required the anesthesiologists present. "The use of a physician's clinical skill and judgment for purposes other than promoting an individual's health and welfare undermines a basic ethical foundation of medicine--first do no harm," she said. "Requiring physicians to be involved in executions violates their oath to protect lives." How convenient to use this statement here for a death row person that has been tried by his peers for the murder and rape of someone that we see his life has all this value. But a unborn baby has no value to use the same Oath that protects lives. This should outrage the Christian community. By the way, the doctors walked out not performing their task and it stayed the execution.

Here's the story:

Doctor walk-out delays execution - Ruetershttp://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060221/ts_nm/crime_execution_delay_dc

FYI: I served on the General Board of the ABC when abortion was the BIG ISSUE, and served on the task force that rewrote the ABC resolution in a way that at least respected the pro-life position.

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