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The federal government resumed the practice of capital punishment after a 17-year hiatus in July 2020. Thirteen people were executed under the Trump administration.
The resumption of executions is notably out of step with the progress much of the United States has made toward abolishing capital punishment: ten states have abolished the death penalty since the federal government's last executions in 2003, and public support for the practice is at a historic low.
CMN urges Catholics and all people of goodwill to continue speaking out against the federal government's backslide into executions and condemn these unnecessary and avoidable attacks on human dignity. Learn how you can take action below.