Argument: Opposition to executions is not about sympathizing with murderers
Hugo Adam Bedau. "The Case Against The Death Penalty". American Civil Liberties Union. 1992 - "Opposition to the death penalty does not arise from misplaced sympathy for convicted murderers. On the contrary, murder demonstrates a lack of respect for human life. For this very reason, murder is abhorrent, and any policy of state-authorized killings is immoral."