Jeff Smith 8 p.m., Aug. 30
Donors walking: Democratic billionaire Irwin Jacobs and wife Joan kick in $80,000 to defeat death penaltyThis one is for you Prop 34, Death Penalty Repeal Supporters who are also ProChoice: Termination of pregnancy before 24 weeks gestation is legal in the state of California. As part of my profession I have examined many terminated 2nd trimester fetuses. Their death penalty procedure starts with injecting potassium chloride into their small heart which stops beating rather quickly. Though I realize that most of the fetuses are terminated because they have a genetic condition, and are therefore unsuitable for a “normal” life in our society, they are almost fully developed human beings who have committed no crimes, have done no harm to anyone. If you are ok with the execution of INNOCENT fetuses not fit for this world, then what makes the execution of the heinous criminals any worse? And the cost should never be the line of the reasoning here. So, before you make a decision on Prop34 please take a moment to think of the ironic parallel of prochoice and death penalty. Kamer Tezcan, MD Prochoice and Supporter of Death Penalty Davis, CA
— October 10, 2012 2:15 p.m.