Life as an Extreme Sport

is it time to change the formula, or time to stop using it entirely?

The forensic pathologist who developed the currently used system of lethal injection has told CNN that while there might be new drugs that should cause the injection formulation to be revisited and revised, the procedure itself is medically sound if done by competent people.

While the article talks about Dr. Jay Chapman’s motivation for devising this particular method of execution, and his opinion that perhaps we should consider bringing back the guillotine, the option of actually not killing people is nowhere to be found.

-Kelly Hills

Originally posted at the American Journal of Bioethics Editors Blog.