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Two questions to ask those upset about the 15 minutes it took to kill a convicted murderer

While conceding that capital punishments don’t need to take longer than necessary, there are a couple questions you can ask those upset about the 15 minutes it took for a murderer in Ohio to die.  First, a little background via Media Goes Crazy After Pregnant Woman’s Killer Executed, Ignores Abortion:

Last night by lethal injection of “untested drugs”, Ohio executed the brutal thug who, in 1989, raped and stabbed to death expectant mother Joy Stewart.

Naturally, the left wing advocacy media wants to let people know inhumane and cruel they believe it was by giving a play by play of what the killer went through in his final moments.   Examples of headlines, along with excerpts (bolded emphasis added by me):

AP – Executed Ohio killer Dennis McGuire took 15 minutes to die with never-before-tried drugs

LUCASVILLE, Ohio — A condemned Ohio inmate appeared to gasp several times and took more than 15 minutes to die Thursday as he was executed with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S. . . .

Here are the questions:

1. Are you familiar with the details of how he raped and killed the woman and her child?  (She was 8 months pregnant.).  It seems like it would have been newsworthy to include the reason he was being being to death.

2. Do you think people’s views on abortions would change if they were described in the same level of detail as the execution was?  Keep in mind that the unborn are completely innocent of any crimes, while this man raped and murdered a woman and her child.  Also keep in mind how they are killed — typically by having their skulls crushed and limbs ripped off, and how the pro-abortion lobby strenuously fights against anesthesia for the human beings killed in abortions.

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