Commentary in The New York Times’ “Room for Debate” Series on Physicians Who Participate in Capital Punishment

In an invited commentary as part of The New York Times’ “Room for Debate” series, Public Citizen speaks to the ethical grounds for physicians to participate in the practice of capital punishment. Dr. Sidney Wolfe urges the revoking of medical licenses, as the practice flies in the face of a physician’s ethical code to heal and not to hurt.

The complete commentary can be viewed at: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/04/30/doctors-in-the-death-chamber/doctors-who-participate-in-executions-should-lose-their-licenses