IN DOCS VS. GLOCKS, IT’S GLOCKS 1, DOCS 0. Eugene Volokh notes why this is a bad free speech decision, and he’s right. But it’s also a response to overreach by the medical community. And while I agree with Eugene’s analysis, I think that the battle for physician autonomy has been largely lost, and with a lot of collaboration from the medical community. Once you let the state into your medical practice — or, as is often the case, welcome the state into your medical practice — then what do you expect? Things will be driven by politics, and they’re likely to be politics you don’t share. As Eugene notes, the well-being of doctors isn’t the real concern here, but this is a point that needs to be stressed.
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