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Should death row inmates be used for medical experiments?

Asked by: GOP
  • It is absolutely absurd that the worst of our criminals have more rights than decent animals.

    So yeah, I'm completely sick of animals being tested on. I want every doctor that ever tested on an animal to in turn be tested on along with these criminals. After they're done crying and whining about how cruel and mean spirited I am I'd love what those self-righteous pests would have to say about 'the greater good' then.

  • Everyone has a purpose

    At least that's what thy keep telling you , theese people are draining our economy and have done nothing to serve humanity so we will make them do service to humanity this could save thousands of innocent lives for the death of one corrupt one . They have no rights anymore they gave them up when they decided to kill, rape ect. So what would you do if it was YOUR family who needed the medical research or YOUR family who this criminal hurt I'm sure you would want them to be tested on . Empathy the entirety of your argument is flawed , why be sympathetic to a few criminals and not millions of innocents who have done nothing wrong . Similar arguments can be said about why we should test on animals because if we do not humans will die if you do not allow animal testing they will die so if you truly believe that animal testing is wrong to to a hospital and tell them you want it to take longer to find a cure for thier Disease.

  • Forget About Morality. Life is Terrible. Grow a Pair.

    They should be experimented on. It would save more lives than they ruined and would make them a productive member of society. If worst comes to worse, the prisoner can always just kill themselves. Saves tons of money on all it would take to get those losers killed legally. ;)

  • Inmates on death row can help

    They are terrible people, they have done wrong and deserve to be used to help other people. If we wanted to have a cure for something we can test it on these inmates, want to test a chemical or ointment that could possibly hurt another human. Don't test it on a damn animal. Animals are clearly different than humans. And can react completly different. How are we suppose to know if it wont hurt our parents, kids, siblings, friends. How are we suppose to trust a substance that is given to us by a doctor that we know nothing about!? How can we be so sure?

  • Completely correct to do

    The humans did something bad, the animals on the other hand had no decision on what happened to then nor did they do anything to deserve it. Why should an inmate that raped, killed or tortured another human go to prison to watch TV, play games, and relax? It is not correct to give them a life of luxury when they harmed another human, they should suffer just like their victim. Jess

  • Completely correct to do

    The humans did something bad, the animals on the other hand had no decision on what happened to then nor did they do anything to deserve it. Why should an inmate that raped, killed or tortured another human go to prison to watch TV, play games, and relax? It is not correct to give them a life of luxury when they harmed another human, they should suffer just like their victim. Jess

  • They deserve to be there so why not?

    We experiment on 100 million animals in america each year. Why should child molesters, rapists, and murderers live each day with their only punishment is to sit in jail each day with three meals, TV and shelter. They've done wrong and they deserve to go through hell. Not animals that were just born into the wrong body at the wrong time think about it.

  • I am actually totally against testing, especially on animals.

    So if testing on bad humans will save innocent animals who have done absolutely nothing to us, then YES. But testing on anyone should be banned. It is so inhumane and disgusting. ANIMALS DESERVE BETTER. If someone has to suffer i would rather it be a human, who deserves it.

  • No, just kill them.

    I realize that perhaps some good could come from the experimentation, however I prefer we just execute them as quickly and efficiently as possible. I think it is wrong that these criminals be put down peacefully, a firing squad works just fine. Victims families should be given the option of pulling the trigger. My compassion is reserved for the victims of crimes.

  • Just think about it

    Think about it. To do this would be to violate a person's human rights, including the UN convention on torture. It also violates federal law and the US constitution. The 8th amendment bans all cruel and unusual punishment, and using prisoners for medical experiments is cruel and unusual. Plus this is just flat out immoral!

  • Inhumane for the sole sake of being inhumane.

    Aside from violating the US Constitution and various UN regulations, the idea of experimenting on criminals revives a philosophy that thrived during the Holocaust and the Rape of Nanking. While the worst criminals may deserve death row, any human being should have the right to control what happens to their bodies. In addition, because of the minute number of death row prisoners each year, performing medical research on them would be irrelevant as there is not a large enough research pool. Therefore, the proposal to subject these prisoners to medical experimentation would only serve as a form of punishment and would not really benefit society or the field of medicine at all. Furthermore, this idea of punishing the inmates for the sake of punishing them is morally incorrect, going against the philosophies of Buddha, Ghandi, and Jesus Christ.

  • NO, but don't experiment on animals either!

    Death row inmates should not be subject to any sort of cruel or unusual punishment. First and foremost, torture. A close second is experimentation. Just looking at what happens to animal experimentation begs that we experiment on no one; it is clearly excruciatingly painful, and often serves no purpose on animals. While it would serve a better purpose on humans, the cruel nature of it would not be alienated. Lastly, no inmate should be given an untested concoction meant to serve as a death penalty; or anything else.

    Obviously it would be unethical to do the same to animals.

    I think that it would be more apt to do theoretical trials, and once it is sure beyond reasonable doubt that this would not cause pain that is unnecessary to animals, would move onto animal trials. If these trials were expected to cause any sort of ill side effects that would affect quality of life to a negligent level, pain medication, first of all, and I think it would be pertinent to not cause illness in these animals as well.


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