Everything is more adversarial than it was four years ago and I am not just talking about politics. We have come to a point in history where people will actually argue that torture is justifiable as an American practice. Catholic priests play with the idea of denying the sacrament of communion to politicians who do not march in lockstep with the Holy Roman church (and don’t try to insinuate this is an election year ploy to help out the Republican party, I am SURE it is just a coincidence). And now a surgeon from South Carolina submitted a proposal to the A.M.A.:
The resolution asks that the A.M.A. tell doctors that – except in emergencies – it is not unethical to refuse care to plaintiffs’ lawyers and their spouses.
So many things are NOT unethical these days – torture, denial of communion, denial of health care. It’s amazing that we can find anything unethical these days like stem cell research for example. I guess the researchers don’t have the leverage of inflicting pain, suffering, or death on Bush.
If they did maybe stem cell research would not be unethical.