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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 12:58 PM
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88. I agree with you
I have a lot of reasons beyond just the morality of the death penalty overall.

I fear that if the death penalty is on the table, victims of abuse at the hands of family members will be less likely to seek justice. The family ties, as sick as they may be, are still hard to break, especially if the perp's life is on the line.

I fear that if the justification for executing pedophiles is that "they ruin a victim's life", that would strongly imply to those who survive that their lives are ruined. They get enough mixed messages, they don't need any more.
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