Changing the approach to abortion in the Democratic Party: Making “safe, legal, and rare” meaningful

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

Where is the Modern Opposition to Abortion from the Left?

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?

Democrats for Life: A Unique Voice in Pro-Life Legal Cases

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

Pope Francis: A Great Ally For Pro-life Democrats

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

The Whole Life Pope

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