This statement was originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune on January 20, 2022.

"As the shepherd of Utah’s roughly 330,000 Catholics, I am called to raise my voice in the public square to protect the sanctity and dignity every human life, including those who some may think are undeserving.

As our state Legislature considers the repeal and replacement of Utah’s capital punishment statute, I remind our public servants that every life has value and urge our senators and representatives to end the cruel and inhumane practice of taking life through state-sanctioned executions..."

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