“The suggestion by authorities that this new method is ‘more humane’…ignores the unavoidable truth that there is no humane way to kill a conscious, thinking human being, and that the entire apparatus of capital punishment is deeply flawed and deeply wounding to us all.”
Anti-capital punishment advocates on Thursday condemned an announcement by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter this week that the state would begin using nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates, after being unable to secure lethal injection drugs.
Just reading about how much work has been put into finding a way to effectively kill human beings by the state of Oklahoma gives me the chills. As an Oklahoman, I am ashamed. – Oklahoma officials plan to use nitrogen for executions – ABC News – https://t.co/kUAYsBmCPj via @ABC
— Sr. Theresa Aletheia (@pursuedbytruth) March 15, 2018