Here’s the question:  are controversies surrounding the drug or drugs used in lethal injection executions enough to halt capital punishment altogether?  Even though there are other, legal methods of execution on the books? 

Consider the following three examples of executions not going forward because of drug issues:

1.  Missouri Execution Halted Over Pentobarbital Issue In

Executions need executioners. One of the challenges to the lethal injection method of execution in the United States involves the drugs used in the process, and we post about those controversies (and the arguments being made in various courts) regularly.

However, another serious concern regarding injecting drugs into a human being in order to carry

Georgia is halting its lethal injection executions for now because of concerns voiced by state officials about the quality of the chemicals available to be used by executioners.

Kelly Gissendaner’s Execution Has Been Stayed.

According to the New York Times, lawyers for Kelly Gissendaner have explained that representatives for the State of Georgia stated that