“sets out guidelines meant to dissuade physicians from performing or aiding in legally authorized executions”
Imagine if new leadership took over at UMass and applied this same policy to abortions. People on the left would lose their minds.
The College Fix reports:
UMass med school policy forbids faculty from supporting the death penalty
A new policy instituted by the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School restricts how much faculty are allowed to share about capital punishment and requires employees to adhere to the school’s anti-death penalty position.
UMass Chan implemented the speech limit over the summer after the American Medical Association issued a new Code of Medical Ethics Opinion opposing capital punishment, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
The opinion, which the AMA concedes it cannot enforce, nonetheless sets out guidelines meant to dissuade physicians from performing or aiding in legally authorized executions.
But the UMass Chan policy further requires all of its faculty “to acknowledge and abide by this position in the future.”
Its teaching faculty “must not engage in any professional activity which could serve to contribute to the ability of another individual to cause the death of the condemned or to render technical advice regarding execution,” its policy states.
“It is our position that the stark racial inequities in the implementation of the death penalty in the US are so egregious that even lawful activities that could enable governments in some way to perform executions is contrary to the professional standard for SOM teaching faculty,” the policy states. “We see capital punishment as a violent instrument of institutional racism and support all efforts to see it ended.”
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