The Reform movement praised Maryland’s governor for supporting a repeal of the state’s death penalty. Martin O’Malley testified in the state General Assembly last week in support of pending legislation that would repeal the death penalty. Maryland is one of several states where the punishment is being reconsidered. “The Reform Movement has long held that there is no crime for which the taking of human life by society is justified, and that it is the obligation of society to evolve other methods in dealing with crime,” the Reform’s Religious Action Center said in a statement.
Reform praises Maryland on death penalty