“Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve. Consistent with these values, Pfizer strongly objects to the use of its products as lethal injections for capital punishment.”
Ponder carefully the choice of words in that statement.
The Guardian and the BBC were both delighted by the opportunity to indulge in their favourite sport of USA-bashing – they trotted out their tales of botched executions.
Dennis Maguire who died ‘struggling, his fist clenching, making all these horrible, horrible nosies’ – no mention of the death of his victim; Joy Stewart, eight months pregnant when he raped and murdered her – presumably not a peaceful death for her.
Or Christopher Newton – liberals were appalled when it took over two hours to get an IV needle into this obese Ohio murderer – so long that he requested (and got) a ‘break to go to the toilet’.
These cases are frequently quoted to illustrate the pernicious inhumanity of the US in carrying out the death penalty, and much hand wringing occurred after Pfizer’s announcement, muting the anti-death penalty activists – would murderers now be subjected to the death penalty or the electric chair?
“We see now the pharmaceutical industry does not want its products used in executions,” she said. “The medical field does not want to be involved in executions, the nursing field does not want to be involved in executions, the paramedic field does not want to be involved in executions. No medical groups want anything to do with this.
Pfizer was universally accorded the moral high ground for a decision that completed the agreement by all 20 American and European drug companies not to sell the concoction of Pancuronium Bromide, Potassium Chloride, and Sodium Thiopental to inhumane brutes who carelessly inject them into murderers and rapists and cause them a horrifying, undignified, prolonged and agonising death that no decent company would want to be associated with…
Indeed, they wouldn’t. Not when they have a growth market in the European states for the same drugs – for use in Euthanasia clinics that apparently deliver a calm, humane, painless, speedy and well deserved ‘end of life’ for those who request it…as promoted through rose tinted lenses by the BBC who happily filmed Simon Binner as he met his maker in the most humane way possible…
Courtesy of the same cocktail of drugs made by the same select group of drug manufacturers.
Something is wrong here – either these companies have been supply duff batches of drugs to the US prisons, or not all who cheerfully trip off to the dismal Dignitas and similar clinics end their life in a way that the BBC would be happy to use to promote euthanasia.
Pfizer strongly objects to the use of its products as lethal injections for capital punishment.
They haven’t stopped making them – nor supplying them to selected customers. With the current marketing push to persuade us all that we would prefer euthanasia to old age or illness, they just don’t want their product associated with anything negative, like criminals and death penalties.
Euthanasia is the new ‘soft’ market for them.
Moral high ground? Phooey!