Argumentative Essay On Death Row Inmates

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Human Rights: the right to equality, freedom from discrimination, the right to life, liberty, and personal security, freedom from slavery, freedom from torture and degrading treatment. When a new Death Row inmate enters prison, their human rights are automatically demolished and the prisoner now has zero rights. They shall spend the little time they have before execution being tested on by scientists and doctors without confirmation from the inmate. When a citizen deliberately breaks a law, the citizen turns into an inmate. Death Row Inmates are housed at Northern Correctional Institution. It is one of the most prisons in Connecticut that has the highest security. Christopher Reinhart, a chief attorney at the Northern Correctional Institution,…show more content…
Which is more effective, testing on animals, or humans? Considering, Stacy Vale Karron, author of Death Row Inmates in Clinical Trials: The Benefits of Human vs. Non-Human Subjects stated that an example of a time when animal testing failed, was back in 1958 when the new morning sickness drug, thalidomide, was introduced to doctors. More than 10,000 babies were born with phocomelia. With the 10 strains of rats, 15 strains of mice, 11 breeds of rabbits, 2 breeds of dogs, 3 strains of hamsters, 8 species of primates and in other such varied teratogenic effects it shows that animals do not get many of the same diseases humans do, including but not limited to certain types of heart disease, cancers, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia. Karron had stated, “ Scientists and doctors recognize that while animals are biologically like human beings, they are not identical. There is empirical evidence showing that animal “models” are not accurate and cannot be relied upon for safety testing and disease research, therefore medical experimentation on humans is more effective in clinical trials toward the discovery of cures for human diseases the medical experimentation on animals. When talking about testing on animals and not humans, the reality stands in the way of realizing that regulatory authorities are demanding to test on at least two different animal species before a drug is entered human trials.Even with today's testing standards, the scientists who found the morning sickness drug, would not likely have detected its crippling effects when they tested on rats and mice because humans are not two-pound
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