BY CAITLIN CONROY
Former Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania and pro-life hero Robert Casey Sr. described the Democratic Party's embrace of legalized abortion as, "...wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party's historic commitment to protecting the powerless." The Democratic Party has long been the champion for the most vulnerable members in our society: children, the elderly, the poor, the sick, the disabled and the marginalized. However, the Democratic Party's support for legalized abortion fails to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, the unborn.
Democrats for Life of America: Campus Outreach, seeks to mobilize the energy and the enthusiasm of today's students and young people in support of DFLA's efforts to promote the pro-life bloc of the Democratic Party. Grassroots efforts on college campuses can effectively organize to elect and support pro-life leaders in the Democratic Party and promote awareness of whole life issues such as abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, poverty and genocide. Efforts on college campuses around the country will be crucial in placing the defense of human dignity and life at the forefront of the national agenda.
Since the decision of Roe vs. Wade was handed down 38 years ago and the Democratic Party's support of its conclusion to legalize abortion was established, many Democrats have been unable to reconcile their beliefs and convictions with this portion of the Party's platform. In promoting the pro-life bloc of the Democratic Party we not only can reaffirm the Democratic Party's commitment to the most vulnerable members of our society, but we can reestablish the Party as the inclusive, "big-tent" party that it is.
Reaching out to our next generation of Democrats will help us be more successful. If you are a student and want to become involved, please join our Facebook page and learn how you can help.