There is an important election coming up that will determine the balance of the U.S. Senate and the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. The election could also determine whether or not there will be impeachment efforts to rid the White House of Donald Trump. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is in a very close battle, … Continue reading Missouri Party Chairman Closes Door on Pro-Life Democrats Eliminates Inclusive “Big Tent” Language Approved By Platform Committee
Eric Cantor’s Loss: A Pro-Life Democrat’s Take
GOP majority leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss to Tea Party challenger David Brat has shocked the leadership of the Republican Party. It ought to shock Democratic Party leaders, too. Among other things, it ought to spur our party toward a savvy recalculating of the politics of abortion. A smart recalculation should mean more welcome and … Continue reading Eric Cantor’s Loss: A Pro-Life Democrat’s Take
Is the Abortion Litmus Test Hurting Our Party?
In a recent Fox News interview, former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky said of her primary opponent Brendon Bolye, “He is not pro-choice, and it is a litmus test, and he fails it.” Boyle went on to win the Democratic Primary for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District. Her divisive comments proved not to reflect the sentiment of that … Continue reading Is the Abortion Litmus Test Hurting Our Party?
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
Pro-life Democrats at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life
Millennial: "Once again, it was very encouraging to see that the audience at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life was engaged and interested in the case that we were trying to make. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, particularly on the point that being pro-life needs to mean more than simply supporting restrictions on access to … Continue reading Pro-life Democrats at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life
Casey's anti-abortion rights package would increase aid for pregnant teens
The Hill: "Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced three anti-abortion rights bills Thursday, one of which would double spending for a pregnancy assistance program aimed to help pregnant teens and college students."
The Life & Justice Interview: Fordham Professor Charlie Camosy
The Ampersand: "More and more of my colleagues in ethics–and my students–see that the liberal/conservative binary is on the way out, and that the more interesting question is what its replacement will be. Pro-life democrats and feminists are becoming more numerous and influential in very public ways."
Why This Election Isn't Just About Abortion
Ben Lowe: "As Christians, no matter which candidates we each end up siding with in this election, I hope and pray we will strive to be consistently and comprehensively pro-life, supporting the good not only of the unborn, but also of the born: the unemployed, the impoverished, the immigrant, the uninsured, victims of disasters and … Continue reading Why This Election Isn't Just About Abortion
Casey offers measure on workplace fairness for pregnant employees
Kevin McCorry: "Working women who become pregnant face the daunting task of balancing their careers while nurturing the health of their child. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., says that task is too often made more difficult by employers who see pregnancy as a threat to productivity. To remedy the situation Casey has crafted the Pregnant … Continue reading Casey offers measure on workplace fairness for pregnant employees