Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) is trying to pass a new death penalty law. Massachusetts abolished capital punishment through a constitutional amendment in 1982 and has not had an execution since 1947. It's one of only twelve states without one. Conservatives have made efforts but failed to resurrect the puishment with regularity over the past few years but by slim margins. The new bill is being made with the help of scientists and will according to Romney put "science above all other considerations".