Petition to Repeal the Death Penalty in Georgia
We, the undersigned, respectfully urge the Chair of the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee to support the filing of legislation that would 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 also riddled with racial bias and unequal justice for the accused.
- Georgia’s standard for proving intellectual disability in capital cases is the highest in the nation, risking sending people with intellectual disabilities to death.
- Finally, 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. Now we need your support to expand that commitment to a full repeal of the death penalty in Georgia. Thank you!