"Meaning of 'thou shalt not kill' not as clear as that of murder," is Drew Clark's Deseret News column. Clark is the paper's opinion editor.
A recent Pew Research Center report found that 55 percent of American adults favor the death penalty, a drop from 62 percent in 2011. It is generally religious people who are most strongly in support of the practice.
In regard to abortion, 54 percent feel it should be legal in “all or most cases,” according to the Pew Research Center, while 40 percent feel it should be illegal in all or most cases. Since 1995, the percentage favoring abortion has never risen above 60 percent.
What do these numbers say about the state of a culture of life in the United States? They say that while there may be little disagreement about what constitutes murder, we’re likely to long remain divided over what it means not to kill.
Coverage of the recent Pew polling is at the link.