California Rushing to Kill Before Drug Expires

Now we know why California is in a rush to execute Albert Brown.  His lethal injection, now scheduled for 9 pm on Thursday, September 30, will take place just three hours before California’s supply of one of the drugs  expires.  The drug in question, of course, is sodium thiopental, the same drug that its manufacturer, Hospira, has called on states to stop using for executions.   Sodium thiopental, an anesthetic that has very important medical uses, is currently in short supply; using it to kill rather than to heal should be unacceptable to all, regardless of their position on the death penalty.

Given this mess, the 9th Circuit federal appeals court has asked the judge who earlier denied a stay of execution to reconsider his decision.

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8 thoughts on “California Rushing to Kill Before Drug Expires

  1. Rightwingers, who claim to believe in God, yet they credit conception (sperms & eggs) not God in creating a spirit (soul), which comes only after suficiant brain-growth in fetus, wrongly cry abortion is murder. P. S. Sometimes abortion is the only Moral choice!!! How do they (conservatives) feel about the death penalty which is killing?

  2. Rightwingers, who claim to believe in God, yet they credit conception (sperms & eggs) not God in creating a spirit (soul), which comes only after suficiant brain-growth in fetus, wrongly cry abortion is murder. P. S. Sometimes abortion is the only Moral choice!!! How do they (conservatives) feel about the death penalty which is killing?

  3. To the rabid, no nothin, Tea Baggin Right, Mr Serotas,

    Anything goes…

    As long as it's the Powerful who are doing it.

    Not the powerless.

    So state executions are "Justice".

    Hounding of the dark skinned poor is "Law".

    Foreign wars in which millions are slaughtered are in defence of "Liberty".

    While abortion by poor / raped / single / sick / unprepared / alternativeless women is Murder.

    It's the Right way to total control.

  4. To the rabid, no nothin, Tea Baggin Right, Mr Serotas,

    Anything goes…

    As long as it’s the Powerful who are doing it.

    Not the powerless.

    So state executions are “Justice”.

    Hounding of the dark skinned poor is “Law”.

    Foreign wars in which millions are slaughtered are in defence of “Liberty”.

    While abortion by poor / raped / single / sick / unprepared / alternativeless women is Murder.

    It’s the Right way to total control.

  5. In first sentence above,read "Know nothin" instead of "no nothin".

    Freudian slip no doubt.

  6. In first sentence above,read “Know nothin” instead of “no nothin”.

    Freudian slip no doubt.