Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger
That might have been very satisfying for you to write, but it isn’t responsive. Hope it made you feel better, though.
If you read past the highlighted part, you would see the words, “who strive to practice ethically.” Is it ok to not strive to practice ethically?
I don’t see the significance in the word “guide.” You are right in the sense that the ethics code isn’t law. But, that word doesn’t create an implication that it’s merely a set of guidelines to pick and choose. If you want to practice ethically, there’s the guide to do it.
What does not agreeing to that ethical opinion look like? The doctor doesn’t perform abortions. There is no ethical rule that says doctors must
perform abortions so the choice not to is also ethical.
Its a permissive rule: you can do this if you choose to without breaching ethics. You can also choose not to do it.
It’s not unethical not to do them either.
Bad examples. You need to find restrictive rules: Don’t do this. With a restrictive rule, there is no “it’s still ethical if you choose to do it.”