Statement Opposing the Death Penalty
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and is, therefore, committed to ending all forms of personal and societal violence. NCADV recognizes that abuses of power in society foster battering and intimate partner violence by perpetuating conditions that condone violence. NCADV believes that violence results from the use of force or threat of violence to maintain control over others and from societal abuse of power and domination in the form of sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism, anti-Semitism, adultism, ageism, nationalism and other forms of oppression. NCADV has historically opposed the use of violence as means of control over others and, to that end NCADV opposes capital punishment under all circumstances.