Don't worry, this has nothing to do with abortion. It's about Clarence Ray Allen, a 76-year-old convicted murderer who was executed recently, after the governor chose not to commute his sentence.
From an AP article that appeared in the Boston Globe:
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Having had a heart attack in September, Allen, California's oldest condemned inmate, had asked prison authorities to let him die if he went into cardiac arrest before his execution, a request prison officials said they would not honor.
''At no point are we not going to value the sanctity of life," said prison spokesman Vernell Crittendon. ''We would resuscitate him."
But the prisoner's heart was strong to the end: Doctors had to administer a second shot of potassium chloride to stop it.
''It's not unusual. This guy's heart had been going for 76 years," said Warden Stephen Ornoski.