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Nurses at Guantanamo May Get Option on Force-Feeding

(Newsweek) – A federal committee that advises the defense secretary on health policy matters has proposed that the Pentagon allow medical personnel to opt out of performing medical procedures they find ethically or morally questionable, Vice News reports. If the committee’s suggestion is adopted, one immediate change could involve the nurses who deal with hunger-striking inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison, some of whom are routinely force-fed.

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