Brooke Westcott Article Review
The article written by Brooke Westcott discusses on death penalties carried out by the state authority and the issue of stem-cell research. The author highlights in the article the emotional connection that is created when any of the exercises are conducted. The article opposes the act of applying death penalties and stem cell research. The article highlights on the emotional connection that is brought by death components and by conduction stem-cell research on adults. Besides the emotional breakdown on execution, there is the problem of racial discrepancies where innocent people get executed or judged based on their races. The author also mentions that it is the duty of a doctor to heal and not to kill, yet sometimes a doctor is required to help with the execution.
This article points out very great concepts on why death penalties should not be exercised and stem-research conducted on adults. The author admits that there is no best way of dealing with the criminals. He points out that whether incarcerating prisoners or executing them, the actions are both costly. He does not provide a solution on what should be done to the criminals. It would be more sensible if the author offered a concrete suggestion for dealing with living criminals. On the argument on embryonic research, the author mentions that there is the need for connection since no one is aware of what the future holds.
Overall, this is a well-written article with an important message to the government and society since incarceration approach deals with a life of crime committed by the offender. The article is relevant in the society today, which is remarkable. However, the author did not use a concrete way of highlighting his views and in the end, he doubts his beliefs. Also, the article is not straight forward on the topic of discussion, and it is not until the second paragraph that one realizes what the author really wants to communicate. The author, however, does not mention the side effects of stem-cell research, both negative and positive.