In September, Pope Francis spoke to all Americans, Catholic and non-Catholic. At the White House, Pope Francis told us to take care of our "common home," the Earth. He asks "all men and women of good will in this great nation... to protect the vulnerable in our world and to stimulate integral and inclusive models … Continue reading I am a Pope Francis Democrat
Ignore the talking points. Here are the numbers for Planned Parenthood vs. Community Health Centers:
by Lois Kerschen We need to change the language and the focus of the discussion about abortion in the Democratic Party. This was the consensus at the Democrats for Life Caucus at the Democratic state convention in Texas last summer. For one thing, the pro-choice advocates in attendance didn’t want to be called “pro-abortion” because they … Continue reading Changing the approach to abortion in the Democratic Party: Making “safe, legal, and rare” meaningful
by Matthew Tyson Beginning in the 1960’s, the Southern Strategy brought about a war between the Republican and Democratic parties in Alabama. That war dragged on for decades. Then, in the early part of the 21st century, the GOP took down Democratic Governor Don Siegelman and clinched a Republican-controlled state house and senate for the … Continue reading Building a New Party in the Heart of Dixie
by Kevin P. Rauch Within the past several years, there has been a surge of opposition to abortion throughout our nation. The annual March for Life has drawn hundreds of thousands of protesters and every year teenagers and young adults are disproportionately represented at these marches. New ultrasound technology produces increasingly detailed images of fetal … Continue reading Where is the Modern Opposition to Abortion from the Left?
Statement from Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats for Life of America: As individuals who support and endorse a whole life philosophy, we strongly urge the Republicans in the House - particularly those who share our commitment to the unborn - to end the budget showdown over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and work toward … Continue reading The Pro-Life Case for Ending the Shutdown!
Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) is filing briefs in important legal proceedings involving the protection of pro-life principles. As a DFLA board member and lawyer/scholar involved with those briefs, let me tell you what we’re accomplishing with these filings. Most recently, we submitted a “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court … Continue reading Democrats for Life: A Unique Voice in Pro-Life Legal Cases
From my article in the Washington Post: "For pro-life activists, was Pope Francis’ interview disappointing? Not for those of us who believe the protection of life requires more than opposition to legal abortion. To really stand for life means opposing the direct and indirect threats to life posed by inadequate healthcare, poverty, mass atrocities, euthanasia, … Continue reading Pope Francis: A Great Ally For Pro-life Democrats
Pope Francis, it seems clearer and clearer, is a true “whole lifer.” In an interview published Thursday, he said that the Church cannot “obsess” with issuing pronouncements against abortion, but must approach that issue “in context” and must support persons “starting from their situation” and “accompany[ing] them with mercy.” He included powerful words about helping … Continue reading The Whole Life Pope
Washington Post: "The House of Delegates voted 82-56 to repeal Maryland’s death penalty on Friday, making the state the sixth in as many years to abolish executions and delivering a major legislative victory to Gov. Martin O’Malley."