ZING! Well done.The Catholic Church, at least, is consistent in its pro-life stance: it is against the death penalty, euthanasia, and abortion. And, I might add, unnecessary wars.
I’ve posted this here before, but we are among the few nations in the world who still execute criminals at all, let alone at this rate. 53% of nations have banned it outright, including 48 of 49 European countries (Belarus is the exception).26% technically retain it, but haven’t used it in ten years, don’t carry them out, or have a moratoriumOnly 18% maintain it in law and practice.The top ten nations executing in 2013 are, in descending order of number of executions (not corrected for population:1. China (thousands)2. Iran (369)3. Iraq (169)4. Saudi Arabia (79)5. North Korea (70)6. USA (39)7. Somalia (34)8. Sudan (21)9. Yemen (13)10. Japan (8)
If you look at the stats from 2007-2013, the US moves up to fifth place.
With one exception, this is not the company I want the USA to keep. Says a lot, doesn’t it?