I only wish it was like that everywhere.
I think it's a very personal decision.
I think you can discipline children in a lot of other ways than spanking. I know my sister in law has never spanked any of her children(she has 5 under the age of 10), and they turned out as some of the best behaved kids I know.
If you children are raised properly from the beginning, as much as they will always be rully(SP??) because children are children, there shouldn't much that they do that is severe enough to require spanking. I think there is always a different way to take care of situation gone wrong than spanking.