Making All Lives Matter

by Julie Locascio Bitter political and social conflicts may not be new, but we may be seeing unprecedented levels of vitriol because of the ability of anonymous angry people to take their attitudes to extreme positions online. Even people posting in their own name find new courage to level cruel broadsides because they can find … Continue reading Making All Lives Matter

Abortion and Key Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Art (PPACA)

The effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on abortion has been the subject of much controversy, and pro-life members of Congress who voted for PPACA have received strong criticism as well as strong praise.  This memorandum has three purposes.  First, it provides a brief reminder that PPACA contains many provisions reflecting … Continue reading Abortion and Key Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Art (PPACA)

How to pass federal paid family leave and limit abortions

DFLA's Charles Camosy writes: Family leave programs and child-care support are energetically backed by liberals. Hillary Clinton just wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post pledging to provide incentives to improve the situation. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has introduced federal legislation mandating paid family leave. If conservatives are wise, they will join in the effort. … Continue reading How to pass federal paid family leave and limit abortions

Alabama Pro-life Democrats Support Bill to Prohibit Late-Term Abortions

By Matthew Tyson On May 12th, 2016, Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama signed a bill that would prohibit abortions performed through “Dilation or Evacuation”—other wise known in the bill as “dismemberment abortion.” This would essentially prohibit second trimester abortions of viable infants in Alabama. SB 363, or the Alabama Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion … Continue reading Alabama Pro-life Democrats Support Bill to Prohibit Late-Term Abortions

Did the Bishops Make a Mistake Opposing Affordable Healthcare?

When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2009, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ultimately opposed final passage.  The bishops’ decision to oppose the very lifesaving legislation that they had advocated for several decades provided coverage and legitimacy for Republicans to target the pro-life Democrats.  The results of the 2010 midterm elections were … Continue reading Did the Bishops Make a Mistake Opposing Affordable Healthcare?

The Plight of the Democratic Party

by Matt Tuman Today’s front-page article of the Washington Post discussed the enormous electoral losses Democrats have taken since President Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. Since then, Democrats have lost 13 Senate seats, 69 House Seats, 913 state legislative seats, 11 governorships and 32 state legislative chambers. The natural question that follows is, “How … Continue reading The Plight of the Democratic Party