This letter is in response to the article "Participation in Death
Penalty: Where Should Line Be Drawn?" in the May 5 issue. A majority of
the American population believes that abortion is morally right. It is legal.
Doctors are allowed and even encouraged to take part in it. A majority of the
American population believes that the death penalty is morally right. It is
legal. So doctors are being told not to take part in it?
People who want doctors not to take part in the death penalty on"
medical ethics" grounds are simply using a ploy to force their
moral beliefs on the majority.