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(RNS) Though states put the same number of people to death this year as last, an anti-death penalty group says several other indicators show capital punishment is on the wane. By Lauren Markoe.


  1. another horribly slanted misleading article…no mention of Delaware or Montana carrying out executions…a first in YEARS. OH will be executing almost one a month and FL will be executing more and even Yes CA will start executing again in 2013. Always quoting the rabid anti-dp creatins…what a joke.

  2. Kudos to the Catholic Church for opposing the death penalty. A number of other denominations also have a strong record of opposing the death penalty. Could this fact not have been acknowledged?

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