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698 - Peace & Life: Euthanasia, Death Penalty, and Botched Executions - February 2, 2024

Euthanasia Advocates Fear Botched Execution Hurts Their Cause

The January 25 execution of Kenneth Smith in Alabama took 22 minutes, with Smith having convulsions great enough to shake his gurney. States are having trouble getting the lethal injection drugs because drug companies are refusing to sell them, so Alabama tried nitrogen hypoxia. This works basically by suffocation. The claim was that it would be a humane method, but it’s often observed that trying to kill someone doesn’t lend itself to being humane.

But nitrogen hypoxia is one of the methods that euthanasia proponents advise, so they’ve tried to make the case that being willing to die makes a difference.

Live Action details the execution itself and the euthanasia proponents reaction to it in Execution method used on Alabama inmate has pro-euthanasia activists worried.


CLN Peace Vigil in Washington D.C.

February 17, 2024

We continue our quarterly peace vigils outside the White House to protest nuclear weapons and their threat to humanity. Our next vigil will be on Saturday, February 17th, from 10 am to 12 pm ET. We will be on the roadway in front of the White House. The American Solidarity Party of Maryland and DC, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore, and Rehumanize International are co-sponsoring. Other groups are warmly welcomed to join us. For more information, contact John Whitehead at

peace protesters with signs saying ban the bomb



Pro-life Leaders Promoting the Child Tax Credit on Pro-life Grounds

January 10, 2024

Connections of Abortion and Racism

Carole Novielli has written two excellent articles:

Some of our blog posts on this topic:

Euthanasia Legislation

Death Penalty in the United States

  • In 2023, only 5 states conducted executions, and 7 state imposed new death sentences. This is the lowest number of states in 20 years.

  • For the first time, more Americans believe the death penalty is administered unfairly rather than fairly.


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Quotation of the Week

Jonathan Merritt

Religion News, January 17, 2014

Roxanne Stone, vice president for publishing at Barna, said capital punishment may increasingly be seen as a human rights or social justice issue.

“This parallels a growing trend in the pro-life conversation among Christians to include torture and the death penalty as well as abortion,” Stone said. “For many younger Christians, the death penalty is not a political dividing point but a human rights issue.”

smiling woman Roxane Stone
Roxane Stone

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