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Extractions: Commentary from Ted Gausmann (Read the first column in this series: "Christian Right: The Supernatural Factor" How do members of the Christian Right square their overwhelming opposition to abortion with their overwhelming support of the death penalty? To many death penalty opponents, it's an interesting paradox. (And many conservative Christians are equally puzzled by the Left's overwhelming support of abortion rights and opposition to adult executions.)
Extractions: M ORAL D EBATES O F O UR T IMES The year began in 1998 with numerous media reflections on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Roe vs. Wade decision and the thirty to thirty-five million abortions that the ruling legalized. (In fact, three years earlier in 1995, Norma McCorvey [known as Jane Roe], the woman whose fight for the right to an abortion led to the 1973 Supreme Court decision, said that she disavowed her position and had been baptized by the national head of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.) In January of that year, a New York Times /CBS News telephone survey of 1,101 Americans found one- half viewing "abortion [as] the same thing as murdering a child" and a general preference toward restricting the procedure. For instance, when asked whether a pregnant woman should be able to get a legal abortion if her pregnancy would force her to interrupt her career, only 25% said yesdown from 37% in 1989. With the conclusion of this anniversary year, studies of The Alan Guttmacher Institute found a decrease in the number of abortion providers in the United States and reported the lowest abortion rate since 1975. (Click here for the
Extractions: Aug. 31, 2000, 1:03PM Pro-Death Penalty.com www.prodeathpenalty.com/ While there aren't too many Web sites that are pro-death penalty (Yahoo lists seven for, compared with 44 against), this is one of the most comprehensive and thoughtful. There is a comprehensive list of executions, discussions of death-penalty issues and a growing database listing the names of murder victims. ACLU Execution Watch www.aclu.org/issues/death/hmdp.html The American Civil Liberties Union fights the death penalty on a case-by-case basis, and you can find news related to that battle here. Check out the execution counter, ticking off the number of executions in the United States since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976. Frontline: The Execution www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/execution/
DEATH PENALTY Pro And Con AlaskaAnchorage), After several attempts to introduce capital punishment in Alaska ofarticles and links to both pro and con death penalty sites, historical http://www.ntsd.wednet.edu/ths/newlibrary2/Special Issues/death_penalty_pro_and_
Extractions: Pro and Con and General Death Penalty; Capital Punishment; Ethics; Punishment Ethics Update's punishment and death penalty page has links to selected resources, including those to court decisions, legislation, statistical information, full text articles, information about particular sites, and NPR's " Talk of the Nation " programs on the death penalty. It also provides an excellent bibliography of philosophical and popular literature on punishment and capital punishment as well as suggestions for term paper topics. Failure of the death penalty in Illinois (Chicago Tribune) Chicago Tribune's five-part investigative series on the state's capital punishment system published in November 1999. another series published in January 1999, is also available online with related death penalty links. Frontline: Angel on Death Row. A Portrait of Sr. Helen
Pro-Life, Anti-Death Penalty? Are abortion opponents becoming less likely to support capital punishment? Andwhat about prochoice supporters? Where do they stand on the death penalty? http://www.americapress.org/articles/kellyprolifeantideathpenalty.htm
Extractions: James R. Kelly is a professor of sociology at Fordham University. Christopher Kudlac , a graduate student at Fordham, prepared the data. Cardinal Joseph Bernardin articulated a consistent ethic of life, which included opposition to both abortion and the death penalty, in 1985. Ten years later, in his encyclical The Gospel of Life, Pope John Paul II taught that opposing capital punishment should be part of a pro-life witness for a culture of life that promotes human dignity and solidarity. The National Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as individual bishops across the country have repeated the teaching. Have Catholics in general and pro-lifers in particular been listening to this message from their church's hierarchy? Are abortion opponents becoming less likely to support capital punishment? And what about pro-choice supporters? Where do they stand on the death penalty? Until recently, opposition to capital punishment was widely assumed to be part of any politics characterized as "progressive." Are pro-choice advocates consistently progressive? To answer these questions, we will review the data from the General Social Survey (G.S.S.) of the University of Michigan for the early 1980's and more recently. Abortion and the Death Penalty, 1982
Capital Punishment prodeath penalty.com http//www.prodeathpenalty.com/ NB This site seeks as comprehensivelyas possible Internet resources which support capital punishment. http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/Internet/capital.htm
Extractions: A major site opposed to capital punishment. "The Death Penalty Information Center is a non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center was founded in 1990 and prepares in-depth reports, issues press releases, conducts briefings for journalists, and serves as a resource to those working on this issue." Bibliography
Capital Punishment In Canada Essay advocating a referendum on the death penalty.Category Regional North America Issues capital punishment capital punishment was only defeated by 6 votes. of death were being made to Membersof Parliament and their immediate families from pro death penalty advocates http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/guadelupe/435/essay2.html
Extractions: web hosting domain names email addresses related sites Capital Punishment in Canada Capital punishment is the execution of criminals by the state for committing crimes that are regarded so heinous that this is the only acceptable punishment. Capital Punishment deters murder, and is just retribution. Capital punishment not only lowers the homicide rate, but its value as retribution alone is a good reason for handing out death sentences. Support for the death penalty in the U.S. has risen to an average of 80% according to an article written by Richard Worsnop, entitled "Death penalty debate centres on Retribution." This figure is slightly lower in Canada where support for the death penalty is at 72% of the population over 18 years of age, as stated in an article by Kirk Makir, in the March 26, 1987 edition of the Globe and Mail, entitled "B.C. MPs split on Death Penalty." The death penalty deters murder by injecting the fear of execution into potential killers. People are less likely to do something illegal if they think that harm will come to themselves. Let us now focus on Canada. The last two people to be executed in Canada were Arthur Lucas and Ron Turpin. They were executed on December 11, 1962. These executions in Canada were carried out by hanging.
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Extractions: Home Search Archive In 1999, 98 inmates were executed for capital crimes in the United States. In that year, the death penalty was used in 37 states and the federal prison system, but just two states accounted for half of the executions that took place Texas (35) and Virginia (14). Most executions performed (94) were by lethal injection. Internationally, the United States is one of the leaders in the use of the death penalty. According to Amnesty International, China led all nations internationally in 1998 with 1,700 executions. Over 100 were executed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 68 were executed in the United States, and 66 were executed in Iran. These four nations accounted for 86 percent of all executions recorded by Amnesty International that year. Use of death penalty in the United States dates back to colonial times, with the first recorded execution taking place in Jamestown in 1608. Although its use has always varied from state to state, it was practiced regularly throughout most of our history until 1967, when a temporary ban was instituted while the Supreme Court reviewed its constitutionality. In 1972, in a 5-4 decision (Furman v. Georgia), the Court ruled that the death penalty as practiced in Georgia was a violation of the Eighth Amendment, which bans cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling focused on unguided jury discretion and the resulting arbitrary and capricious sentencing that took place because of it. However, the court left open the possibility that the death penalty could be reinstated if it were redesigned to avoid these problems. In response, several states set about redrafting their sentencing laws and in 1976 the Court reinstated the death penalty after a ten year moratorium. The first execution took place on January 17, 1977 when Gary Gilmore was executed by a firing squad in Utah. Federal death penalty statutes were revised in 1988, 1994 and 1996. Since 1977 over 650 people have been executed.
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Links And Resources Justice For All's comprehensive prodeath penalty site with Civil Liberties Union,death penalty Campaign This and information about capital punishment in the http://deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu/c/resources.htm
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Capital Punishment (Death Penalty) (Catholic Encyclopedia)Category Society Religion and Spirituality C not allowed to reside within the city (Cic., pro. By the early twentieth century,capital punishment had been The death penalty was publicly inflicted by the http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12565a.htm
Extractions: Home Encyclopedia Summa Fathers ... P > Capital Punishment A B C D ... Z The infliction by due legal process of the penalty of death as a punishment for crime. The Latins use the word capitalis (from caput , head) to describe that which related to life, that by which life is endangered. They used the neuter form of this adjective, i.e., capitale , substantively to denominate death, actual or civil, and banishment imposed by public authority in consequence of crime. The idea of capital punishment is of great antiquity and formed a part of the primal concepts of the human race. When Cain committed fratricide (Genesis 4), and was rebuked therefor by God , he uttered the lament that his life would be in danger by reason of the hostility of others. A mark was set upon him by the Lord which was a guarantee of his personal safety. The first Divine pronouncement which seems to sanction the death penalty is found in Genesis 9:6: "Whosoever shall shed man's blood, his blood shall be shed; for man was made to the image of God ." When the ancient Israelites had departed from Egypt and were sojourning in the Sinaitic Peninsula, they received from the Lord a code of legislation wherein the death penalty was prescribed for many offences. Thus, in Exodus 21, that penalty is prescribed for murder, for a wilful assault upon the father or mother of an offender, for cursing a man's father or mother, and for man-stealing. Down to their latest days the Kingdoms of Israel and Juda preserved capital punishment as a feature of their criminal code.
Death Penalty/Capital Punishment Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform More antideath penalty statistics and opinionsalong with capital punishment report cards for pro-death penalty Sites. http://library.smc.edu/research/topics/deathpenalty.htm
Extractions: Home About Catalog E-resources ... Research Topics This guide is an introduction to the research process that, while not being an exhaustive list of information resources available, should be helpful in getting started in your research about the death penalty. Below you will find pointers to suggested research terms about the death penalty, materials in the library catalog about the death penalty, websites relevant to the death penalty, and links to library databases that contain information about death penalty. Please use our email reference service , contact us at (310) 434-4254, or visit us in the library at the reference desk if you need further assistance. Go to: Suggested Research Terms Materials in the Library Catalog Websites Library Databases One of the really helpful things when searching for information about a topic is a short list of terms related to a topic. We think the following terms will help with your research about the Death Penalty: When searching for books in our library, it is best to remain fairly general, and therefore you would use simple words or phrases.
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