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The Death Penalty Gender Gap

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Women oppose capital punishment more than men. And they're a force behind the national effort to end it.On March 9, Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn signed a measure ending the state's death penalty. Its passage was due in part to a woman, State Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough, who sponsored the House version of the bill. Like New Mexico State Rep. Gail Chasey, who authored the bill ending capital punishment there, Yarbrough is one of many women driving the national momentum to abolish capital punishment in the United States. This comes as no surprise: Polls and surveys from the 1970s to the present show a consistent, enduring "death penalty gender gap" between men and women, with fewer women supporting it. Historically, women were at the forefront of the modern death penalty repeal effort. Women cofounded the American League to Abolish Capital Punishment in the 1920s and female leaders in national, civil, legal and human rights groups helped establish the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in 1976. One of the women now fighting hard against the death penalty is Martina Correia, the sister of Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis.
This is a very interesting article about an important social justice/human rights issue. I recommend you read the entire article. (Comment by CSullivan)


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Bloomberg View: Justice demands an end to capital punishment - Salt Lake Tribune

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Livemint Bloomberg View: Justice demands an end to capital punishment Salt Lake Tribune A grisly new consideration may start a necessary debate over capital punishment in the United States, which is unique among advanced nations in its use of the...
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'Ground zero' for the death penalty - Politico

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'Ground zero' for the death penalty Politico Missouri's Democratic governor and attorney general are both pro-death penalty, while some bills recently filed to challenge the executive's approach to executions are sponsored by Republicans who also...
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Clear majority of Americans - 60% - still favour capital punishment for ... - Daily Mail

Clear majority of Americans - 60% - still favour capital punishment for ... - Daily Mail | Capital Punishemnt | Scoop.it
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Sixty per cent of Americans still favour capital punishment for convicted murderers, a poll has shown.

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The History of Capital Punishment in the United States

This is the harshest penalty allowed by the courts. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we explore the history of Capital Punishment in the United States.
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