Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

GOP Lawmakers Leading Death Penalty Repeal in Several States

In her latest article at Newsmax, our National Manager Hannah Cox discusses the growing amount of conservatives sponsoring repeal bills. 2019 is shaping up to be a huge year for repeal with six states and counting currently considering Republican-sponsored bills to repeal the death penalty.

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The Death Penalty is Dying and Republicans are Responsible

In 2016 and 2017, Republicans introduced one-third of all death penalty repeal bills in state legislatures across the country.

With a 60% decrease in death penalty sentences since 1999 and an execution rate down 45% since that same time, it’s been apparent that the death penalty is dying in the United States for quite some time. What hasn’t been so apparent, however, is the Right’s responsibility for this trend.

Considering the nation’s death penalty system is plagued with issues of ineffective legal counsel, geographical bias, innocence, racial discrimination, and astronomical costs, it’s no wonder conservatives are deciding that this practice does not align with their values.

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