President and CEO, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.

"The Church believes and I believe life begins at conception and ends with natural death. The death penalty allows human beings to step in where only God belongs. While individuals may deserve a life sentence, our faith and our Church want to protect life at all costs: in the womb, through our later years and on death row. I strongly support this effort and hope others will join in as well."