The work to repeal the death penalty in Georgia
As pro-life people, we cannot accept the risk of wrongful conviction, leading to the execution of an innocent person. Seven people have already been exonerated from death row here in Georgia. The imposition of the death penalty is riddled with racial bias and unequal justice for the accused. Georgia’s standard for proving intellectual disability is capital cases is the highest in the nation, risking sending people with intellectual disabilities to death. In addition, millions of dollars are spent on capital trials, incarceration, and lengthy appeals. This money should be used for solving other crimes, investing in education to prevent crime, and providing more services to victims and their families. Georgia already leads the way with some of the nation’s strongest pro-life laws.
As we continue to work for the abolition of the death penalty in Georgia, there are several actions Catholics in Georgia can take to support this effort: