What are your thoughts on the death penalty? This bill to abolish the death penalty will be introduced soon.

Capital punishment is a debate raging across the country, as well as right her in our great state. One Louisiana senator is introducing a bill that would abolish the death penalty in Louisiana.

Dan Claitor's reasoning for wanting to abolish capital punishment are reasonable, citing costs and immoral reasons among others. "It’s being filed because I don’t believe the death penalty is a deterrent.  I believe that the cost of it is too much.  I believe that it is immoral,” said Claitor.

Claitor said if this bill passes, it will not affect the over 70 people currently on death row in Louisiana.

“The bill will not seek to reverse those decisions that have already been made.  It would be a forward looking bill,” said Claitor.