America’s religious nutters are less murderous than those of the Middle East- probably because they’re more certain of bullying politicians toward their agenda- but only just. Anti-abortion campaigners have taken to claiming that the murder of clinic doctors is justified as defence of the unborn children and now, with one of their number due for execution soon, they are promising to bring down their unholy wrath again. Even when they have an undisputably guilty murderer the death penalty is an evil form of punishment, and the last thing the Pro Life crowd should be given is a martyr.