September 10, 2008 | General, Healthcare Debate
There have been a series of articles that discuss deathrow inmates and their request for clemency due to the fact that they are obese. The inmates claim an even greater risk of experiencing excruciating pain and suffering than other inmates due to the fact that they are overweight.
Similar lawsuits have been filed in several states which have led to the halting of executions in Texas, Delaware and New Jersey.
The men in these articles have tortured, raped and killed innocent people. What gives them the right to life? They took a life, if not, several. What about the rights of the victim’s family to see justice for the loss of a loved one?
What kind of message would we be giving criminals? By halting executions, are we telling “would be” criminals to fatten up to commit heinous crimes so that they may not face the death penalty? I don’t think the victims of these men had a choice in the way their lives ended so abruptly!
Here are the articles, if you would like to read them…
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