In Reply The report1 by the Committee of The Constitution Project correctly states that “Doctors and other medical professionals should not be compelled to violate medical ethics,” and former Governor White adds that if there is indeed consensus that no medical personnel could ever ethically participate in executions, then the report1 should be read as completely prohibiting the use of lethal injection as a method of execution in the United States. The message of our Viewpoint was that there is solid and irrefutable consensus on this issue.
Truog RD, Cohen G, Rockoff MA. Ethical Considerations Surrounding Lethal Injection—Reply. JAMA. 2014;312(17):1804-1805. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12632