I'll posit my old hypothesis : This is a test to make you really think about the question "Am I for the death penalty"?. Remember, this is hypothetical.
OK, you are the position to abolish the death penalty forever. Your son/daughter or someone you love very much is accused of murder and is facing the needle. The murder took place in another state at a time that she/he was with you and there is no way she/he could've done it. You can abolish it saving their life, however, if you do, it's gone forever. Do you do it? If you do, you're against the death penalty.
An interesting hypothesis. However, FWIW that situation would not alter my position on the DP, because I am totally against it under any circumstance. I am aware that, of course, my position is not important here, as I don't have a dog in this fight. But fortunately, don't have the problem of the DP in my own country.
Edited by WKDWZD, 25 April 2017 - 05:51 PM.