Over the years, concerns, protests and lawsuits about the manner in which the death penalty is inflicted on convicted murderers has led most States to replace the electric chair with lethal injection, as a means of administering death humanely.
It now turns out that the fuss and expense of lethal injection is unneccessary.
What we have learned from the Terry Schiavo case is that we can humanely rid ourselves of condemned prisoners without killing them. Instead of killing convicted murderers, we will simply "allow them to die" by denying them food until they starve to death.
See how easy that is?