Monday, November 05, 2007

Possible death penalty reprieve for convicts-- but not for unborn babies

WHEN the Supreme Court stayed an execution last week for the third time in October, making the month the first in nearly three years with no executions, the justices sent a clear message to the states: Don’t execute anybody until we have decided Baze v. Rees, a death penalty case scheduled to be argued in January.

As an opponent of the death penalty, I am glad to hear that there is a possible reprieve for death penalty inmates.

I just wish unborn children were given the same consideration.

The SCOTUS will consider whether the "three drug cocktail" is cruel and unusual punishment, according to the American constitution.

The three drug cocktail consists of sodium pentothal,pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride.

Potassium chloride-- why, that's the drug that's used to kill late-term unborn babies in Canada.

By injection.

In the heart.

The New York Times writes:

And the third drug, potassium chloride — the killer — is reported to cause an excruciating sense of burning in the veins.

Nice. At least the convicts get something to protect against the burning.

Look at this late-term aborted baby:

In all likelihood, this baby died with from a shot of potassium chloride (it could have been digoxin).

Just image the excruciating suffering that baby went through. You can see it on his face.