Adrian Peterson's indictment for child abuse has not only launched a national conversation about child abuse, but about parental discipline.

Comedian and video blogger Steven Crowder weighs in, by making a clear distinction between spanking and child abuse.

In the process, Crowder makes an important point: for many, spanking is not the same as child abuse.

In an ABC poll published in late 2013, Americans approved of spanking children by a ratio of 2:1, and 50% of parents actually spanked their children. These numbers have remained basically the same over the last decade.