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Proposed Platform Language to Unites Democrats Around Historic Democratic Principles

"We respect the conscience of each American and recognize that members of our party have deeply held and sometimes differing positions on issues of personal conscience, such as abortion and the death penalty.  We recognize the diversity of views as a source of strength, and we welcome into our ranks all Americans who may hold differing positions on these and other issues.

However, we can find common ground.  We believe that we can reduce the number of abortions because we are united in our support for policies that assist families who find themselves in crisis or unplanned pregnancies.  We believe that women deserve to have a breadth of options available as they face pregnancy – including, among others, support and resources needed to handle the challenges of pregnancy, adoption, and parenthood; access to education, healthcare, and childcare; and appropriate child support.  We envision a new day without financial or societal barriers to bringing a planned or unplanned pregnancy to term."


Not all Democrats agree that abortion should be legal in all circumstances, yet the National Democratic Platform and Platforms in a majority of states represent only one position. We support language that represents all Democrats. How can you help?

1.) Contact your local Party and tell them you support the language listed below.

2.) Ask 10 friends to contact their local Party.

3.) Make a contribution to DFLA so we can continue to promote Big Tent language.


Over 25,000 Democrats Sign Big Tent Petition

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Democrats for Life of America

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September 3, 2012


Over 25,000 Democrats Sign Big Tent Petition

Pro-life Democrats Call for Inclusive Language in Platform

Charlotte, NC – Today, a panel of pro-life Democrats announced growing support for broader platform language on abortion.  Citing moral and political reasons, the panel explained that a Democratic Party that embraces a whole life agenda would be more successful in drastically reducing abortion in America and supporting the vulnerable in society. Citing the fact that 21 million Democrats identify as pro-life, the panel explained that Democrats must make room for these voters if they hope to regain governing majorities and represent the American people.

 “Most Americans support protecting life after birth as well as some common-sense restrictions and limitations on abortion.  A broader acceptance for those who support life from womb to tomb will make our Party stronger,” said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats for Life of America.

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...