From AMA evoice:
Physicians’ political communications
As the debate about health system reform continues, physicians might reflect on how to properly balance their obligations as members of the medical profession with their rights as individual citizens who will be affected by reform. In particular, physicians may wonder whether it is appropriate to express political views to patients or their families.
The AMA supports the right of physicians to free political speech and encourages them to exercise the full scope of their political rights as citizens. However, physicians should conduct political communications with sensitivity to patients’ vulnerability and desire for privacy.
According to the AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics, physicians must ensure that patient health is not jeopardized and that patient care is not compromised by a physician’s engagement in advocacy efforts or by the physician’s political differences with patients or their families. In the current political climate, physicians must remain mindful that as members of the medical profession their responsibility is first and foremost to patients.
Sounds to me like the MD’s in the AMA’s leadership have violated their medical ethics for political gains.