Democrats for Life America is based on a Whole Life Philosophy, also called the Seamless Garment or Consistent Life Ethic.
According to this philosophy, every human being is worthy of dignity and respect, from fertilization to natural death. At DFLA, we oppose abortion, assisted suicide, and the death penalty. We also advocate for better healthcare and real action on systemic racism.
We Are Pro-Life.
We believe in the fundamental worth, dignity, and equality of all people. We believe that the protection of human life is the foundation of human rights, authentic freedom, and good government. These beliefs animate our opposition to abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, embryonic stem cell research, poverty, genocide, and all other injustices that directly and indirectly threaten human life.
We Are Democrats.
We believe in the core values and principles of the Democratic Party. We are committed to freedom and justice, security and prosperity, equality and community, and hope and progress. We are proud to be members of the party that created the New Deal, Fair Deal, and New Frontier. We share the party’s commitment to the Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and religion, and freedom from fear and want. We look to continue and perfect the party’s commitment to the most vulnerable members of our society.
We Are Pro-Life Democrats.
We believe in the legal protection of unborn life and a comprehensive approach to reducing the number of abortions in America and around the world. We believe in supporting women and children and strengthening families and communities. We believe in the elimination of the death penalty, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research, but support the life enhancing promise of adult stem cell research.
In representing pro-life Democrats within the true “big tent” party, DFLA works across a broad spectrum of life ethics. We recognize that people of good faith have different approaches to these issues; therefore, we refuse to use a single issue as a “litmus test” to exclude those who would otherwise seek common ground with us on the expansion of human rights. We encourage all people committed to the common good to work together to protect human life at all of its stages.