This is, literally, irrelevant to the discussion. We are not talking about abortion. You have to show me why it is justified to kill someone who could be innocent.As a society we decided long ago that we sanction some civil killing. (I exclude warfare, an entirely different discussion.) When pro-choice prevailed over pro-life that milestone was passed. We decided we could live with the destruction of some human life in order to accomplish something else we deemed worth the sacrifice. For the record, I'm pro-choice; I understand why we condone abortion. Having justified en bloc the killing of assuredly innocent fetuses, there can be no claim on behalf of convicted criminals, whose death-worthiness, as a calculated matter, is nearly infinitely greater. Put most plainly, we do not hold life sacred. I'm fine with that, and I decline to indulge in a hypocritical fudge factor on behalf of shallow sentimentalism.