You may have heard the recent news that Nebraska will soon begin looking for a new lethal injection protocol in order to maintain the death penalty. But what you might not know is how many other states are struggling to find execution drugs as well.
NPR broadcast a story last weekend that summarizes the widespread shortage of lethal injection drugs across the nation in the past few months.
We don’t know what the future holds for lethal injection procedures in the United States, but what we do know is that changing these procedures will not resolve the inherent problems with the death penalty system and will only open more and more legal challenges, wasting time and money. The only solution to the struggle to obtain lethal injection drugs is to abolish the death penalty for good.