A Response to Secretary Yellen’s Remarks on Abortion

By Harriet Bradley, Director of African American Outreach There is an expression that it takes a village to raise a child. This is so true for my community. As an African American woman, I have seen African American teenagers become pregnant as young as 14.  For the most part, the African American community will come together to help that teenager keep and raise her child instead of having an abortion. Thus, the "village" gets into action.  Secretary Janet Yellen's statement about teenagers, especially African American teenagers, needing to get an abortion because of economics and not being able to have a successful career is totally untrue. I have seen young teenage mothers not...

Case Over False Political Ads Against Pro-Life Democrat Heads to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the federal case stemming from political ads by the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, a pro-life group heavily tilted toward Republicans, that falsely claimed former Rep. Steve Driehaus, a pro-life Democrat, had voted for taxpayer-funded abortion. During the 2010 elections, the SBA List initiated ads on billboards and elsewhere claiming that in voting for healthcare reform, then-Rep. Driehaus had “voted FOR taxpayer-funded abortion.”  Rep. Driehaus challenged this claim, filing a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission arguing that the SBA List ads violated Ohio’s false-statement laws, which prohibit the making of knowingly or recklessly false statements...

Democrats: Change the Abortion Conversation

 Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - Fairfax, VA  — Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) warns Democratic leaders that the election results are not a mandate to advance an extreme abortion agenda nationwide. Instead it is an opportunity for Democrats to take the lead on supporting women, children and families.    “In the aftermath of Dobbs, Democrats spent one-third of their advertising budget advancing an extreme agenda successfully packaged as protecting women’s rights,” said Kristen Day, Executive Director of DFLA. “It was in fact a very expensive cheap shot that temporarily may have limited Democratic losses in the near aftermath of Dobbs, but endangers our Party...

DFLA Statement on the Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson

By Rev. Harriet Bradley, Director of African American Outreach & President of Democrats for Life of Georgia Democrats For Life of America congratulates Ms. Ketanji Brown Jackson on being confirmed to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  We are grateful for her service to our country and cheer her historic role as the first Black woman to serve on our nation’s highest court. Her experience in our judicial system as a public defender and a judge will enrich her service as a Supreme Court Justice.  Her confirmation is an encouragement to all women–but especially African American women–that with hard work, they can excel in spite of systemic inequalities.  We...

DFLA Statement on Young v. UPS

For Immediate Release September 12, 2014 Contact: Kristen Day: 202-220-3066   “As a pro-life advocate, I am proud to stand here to support Peggy Young. In our movement, we are often accused of caring only for the unborn child and ignoring the needs of the women. The fact that I am joined by 22 other pro-life groups is a testament to our commitment to the value of life and of raising children. Denying benefits and not providing reasonable accommodations for a pregnant woman is not pro-life.   The Court of Appeals was in error with its interpretation of the PDA. If the Supreme Court upholds that position, it could put a woman in the unjustifiable position of choosing between...

DFLA Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Religious-Freedom

Rights to Object to Facilitating Abortions DFLA filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court" brief in two U.S. Supreme Court cases to support conscience rights of business owners and their corporations. The brief of Democrats for Life of America and former congressman Bart Stupak, both of whom supported the Affordable Care Act as a whole, focuses on the fact that the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga owners and companies object to facilitating drugs and devices that they reasonably fear may cause termination of a new embryo. "Our nation has a longstanding and pervasive tradition of accommodating conscientious objections to facilitating abortion," said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats...

Statement on Supreme Court Allowing Texas Law to Go into Effect

By Sophie Trist, DFLA Messaging Director I am encouraged that the Supreme Court has allowed the Texas law to go into effect. It shows that the high court is finally reckoning with its disastrous decision in Roe v. Wade, which has cost over sixty million lives. But by emphasizing surveillance and punishment over restoration and healing, the Texas law is not giving pregant people the compassionate care and community support that will make the violence of abortion unthinkable. Though I am tentatively optimistic that this law will serve as the first step toward a more pro-life future, Texas and the rest of the world still have much work to do to achieve restorative, human-centered justice sy...

STATEMENT ON THE LEAKED OPINION TO OVERTURN ROE

Kristen Day, Executive Director, Democrats For Life of America The time to overturn Roe is long past due, but we should not be celebrating just yet.  First, we need to remain calm and wait for the official decision from the Supreme Court. Second, if the Supreme Court does choose to overturn Roe, it will return the legal questions back into the hands of the people and those they elect. We have an incredible amount of work ahead to ensure that we protect women and children in a post-Roe world.   The Court clearly made a mistake 50 years ago when it took away these decisions from the people, and now we as a nation are so polarized that we forget that there are real people...

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