Our Voices, Our Party

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"I believe Democrats better support life after birth by helping the poor & middle class & the sick, denouncing the death penalty in cases where the criminal can be safely kept out of society through incarceration without parole, and promoting peace.  Pro-life Democrats also support the right of the unborn to life and for health care & financial help for those mothers who might feel forced to abort because they don't feel they can afford to carry a baby to viability &/or raise a baby.

As a Pro-life Catholic Democrat, I also support natural lifelong families which statistics show to be the best environment for growing healthy children. I denounce the philosophy of Planned Parenthood which promotes extramarital sex & birth control methods that are harmful to women & marriages & families. Our country is in a dying population crisis & we need to promote strong, fruitful, exclusive marriages to avoid demographic winter.  May God guide our country's leaders and have mercy on us for US promotion of abortion in other countries."

B.A. Ballenger


"The Democratic Party has long stood up for the rights of the poor, disenfranchised, and minority groups here in America. Well, there's no group more helpless and voiceless than the unborn, so it makes perfect logical sense to me to extend the civil rights plank of the party to cover the unborn. Either life matters or it doesn't; that's the question we as Democrats need to ask ourselves.

I hope to promote progressive reform in America that can work harmoniously alongside the right to life and religious freedom."

Brent V


"I am a Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Society of Saint Paul the Apostle (Paulist Fathers), America's first Catholic religious order of men. Our founder, Isaac Thomas Hecker, was a Jacksonian Democrat and early New York social reformer.  I believe Democrats for Life embraces the rich social teachings of my Church, in the spirit of the late R. Sargent Shriver and his dear wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. I myself am an evangelist based in Memphis, Tennessee, and active in movements to end abortion, the death penalty, poverty, racism, international, local, and domestic violence, and to promote universal health care and immigration rights.  I am proud of the involvement of Democrats for Life in all of these areas."

Catholic Priest

We Celebrate the Life of Sargent Shriver

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It was sad to hear of the passing of pro-life Democratic hero Sargent Shriver, who was such a fine example of true commitment to public service and making this world a better place.  His accomplishments are many and his legacy is extraordinary. 

Sargent Shriver is often referred to as the

Pregnant Women Support Act

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Pregnant Women Support Act

To provide for programs that reduce abortions, help women bear healthy children, and support new parents.

House of Representatives Bill HR-2045 and Senate Bill S-1032; current 111th session of Congress
Pregnant Women Support Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to increase public awareness of resources available to pregnant women to carry their pregnancy to term and new parents. Amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the Secretary to make grants for the purchase of ultrasound equipment for examinations of pregnant women. Prohibits a health insurance issuer offering individual coverage from imposing a preexisting condition exclusion or a waiting period or otherwise discriminating against a woman on the basis that she is pregnant. Provides for continuation coverage for newborns. Amends title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance Program) (CHIP, formerly known as SCHIP) of the Social Security Act to allow states to extend health care coverage to an unborn child. Requires health facilities that perform abortions to obtain informed consent from a pregnant woman seeking an abortion. Directs the Secretary to provide for:
(1) higher education pregnant and parenting student services offices; and
(2) programs to work with pregnant or parenting teens to complete high school. Authorizes grants for services to pregnant women who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. Requires states to require a pregnancy determination for homicide victims. Requires the Secretary to provide for supportive services for pregnant women, mothers, and children. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to increase and make refundable the tax credit for adoption expenses. Authorizes appropriations to carry out the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC program). Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to increase the eligibility threshold for food stamps. Authorizes appropriations to carry out the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990. Authorizes grants to provide to eligible mothers education on the health needs of their infants through visits to their homes by registered nurses. Authorizes grants for collecting and reporting abortion surveillance data.

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DFLA Mission Statement

Democrats For Life of America advocates and supports programs and policies that respect and promote life from conception to natural death. This includes, but is not limited to, opposition to abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia.  Learn more...