Louisiana Lawmaker Looks to Abolish the Death Penalty


By Kody Fairfield

A Baton Rouge lawmaker thinks he can drum up enough support during the legislative session to stop handing out death sentences to convicted murderers and rapists in Louisiana, reports 710KEEL.

Republican Senator Dan Claitor is optimistic that he can rally enough support to end the capital punishment through the lens of applied costs for the procedure.

Claitor, through 710KEEL, speaks to a thoroughly cogent pro-life stance, explaining that the death penalty cheapens life, which degrades society. He says his Catholic religion teaches everyone’s life is sacred from conception to natural death.

“Many victims say that their faith would not allow for them to support the death penalty even though they have been a victim and their family member has been a victim.”

The State Senator told 710KEEL that if the bill passes, it would not affect inmates on death row right now. Claitor’s proposal will be debated during the session which begins on April 10th.

710KEEL also reports that the actuation of the death penalty in Louisiana is at a stand still for the time being as it does not have the the drugs needed to perform a lethal injection.

Claitor concluded by saying to 710KEEL locking up offenders for the rest of their life is a better punishment than the death penalty.

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