CA Judge declares death penalty unconstitutional

Another step toward the abolition of the death penalty, which is also a prolife issue if, like the Church, you practice a preferential option for life and ask not “When do we get to kill and harm?” but “How can we limit killing and harming to only those times when it is absolutely necessary?”

My only concern is that it was done by a judge and that there could be a popular backlash.  I’d prefer such moves be taken legislatively and express the popular will.  But I’ll take what I can get.

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