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: 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
Maryland General Assembly repeals death penalty
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."
How to reduce abortions
Richard M. Doerflinger, USCCB: "Poverty and the hopelessness it can bring into people’s lives is a major factor in the abortion rate. In one study by the Guttmacher Institute, women on Medicaid had twice the abortion rate of other women, even in states that fund childbirth but not abortions."
Why pro-lifers keep fighting abortion
Helen M. Alvaré and Meg T. McDonnell: "Embryology, genetics, neurology, not to mention ultrasound technology — they are probably responsible for the fact that none of the abortion-rights Web sites bothers any longer to attack the humanity of the unborn child. Second, the human rights nature of the abortion debate just never gets old."
The Special Olympics of joy
Michael Gerson: "Viewing the intellectually disabled as athletes has aided a civil rights revolution — changing both individual lives and social perceptions. And Special Olympics is carrying that revolution to a global scale."
How Obamacare Will Limit Abortion Access in 21 of the United States
Take Part: "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is turning out to be the pro-life movement’s best friend."
Victory for Life: Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle
ABC News: "A pregnant teen who sued her parents, claiming they were coercing her to have an abortion, will be able to give birth to her baby."