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As expected, the parole board in Utah has unanimously rejected Ronnie Lee Gardner’s appeal for commutation of his death sentence.

I’ve written on Gardner this week , part of my ongoing attempt to build a political-theory argument against the barbaric and unnecessary punishment.

We live in a culture that can’t bring itself to defend the unborn. What makes us want to confirm the government of that culture in the power to take life—to spill yet more blood?

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