I would not tell a lawyer
,or an accountant what is ethical in his profession, and it is presumptuous of a lawyer to dictate to doctors. Ethics is too serious a matter to leave to the lawyers. The legislature’s intent might sound noble, but its effect is just the opposite—it perverts medicine’s most cherished rule—PRIMAM NON NOCERE — first do no harm.
Glen Larkin, a retired doctor from Charlotte offers this advice in response to John Hood's opinion piece about the death penalty moratorium published in the Lincoln Tribune. Read Dr. Larkin's comments in their entirety on the Texas Death Penalty Blog.