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Also, check out the sticky at the top of this forum. It's got lots of links. Depending on your preferences, you could direct your DH to many books that explain the harm of spanking -- including Dr. Sears, Brazelton and many more.
Also, if he is swayed by medical organizations, you could point out that the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a statement strongly opposing spanking. In fact, it is really difficult to find any reputable organization that recommends it. You could show him the Pearls' material on-line -- it is so disgusting that it might help you open up a discussion about violence, authority, abuse thereof, etc. You could also point out that several other countries have completely banned it, and use that to open up further discussion. Good luck!
ETA: I should add that, before I married and had children, I dated a pro-spanking man. I used the above tactics and was able to convince him that hitting kids was not o.k.