Taking a Look at the Death Penalty

1168 Words Jan 30th, 2018 5 Pages
The death penalty would not merely add up for what has happened to you or family. The death penalty should be illegal for many reasons such it is immoral, it doesn’t ensure closure for the victim or the victim’s family, and although some people think that the death penalty will deter crime it really is ineffective overall.

Many people think it is right to kill someone for what they have done but the truth is death penalty is immoral. In order to execute someone using the lethal injection it is required physicians do the executions which goes against their oath to protect lives not take away one’s life. According to American Medical Association (AMA) “The use of a physician's clinical skill and judgment for purposes other than promoting an individual's health and welfare undermines a basic ethical foundation of medicine — first, do no harm.” To add on Raymond A. Schroth, SJ (Society of Jesus) made a very good point when he had said “ To kill the person who has killed someone close to you is simply to continue the cycle of violence which ultimately destroys the avenger as well as the offender. That this execution somehow give 'closure' to a tragedy is a myth. Expressing one’s violence simply reinforces the desire to express it. Just as expressing anger simply makes us more angry. It does not drain away. It contaminates the otherwise good will which…
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