"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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