Can you be pro life but for the death penalty
Ekelund and several collegues from Auburn University. Using a small state-level data set from 1995 to 1999, they analyzed the effect that executions have on single incidents of murder and multiple incidents of murder. They concluded that, over the four year period, each execution deterred between 3 and 18 murders. 
Morever, Michael Summers, PhD, Professor of Management Science at Pepperdine University, wrote in article "Capital Punishment Works" in the Wall Street Journal: "...[O]ur recent research shows that each execution carried out is correlated with about 74 fewer murders the following year... In fact, studies done in recent years, using sophisticated panel data methods, consistently demonstrate a strong link between executions and reduced murder incidents.One such study came from Professor Robert B.