Let ALL Democrats have a voice

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In 2016, how will the Democratic Party bring in independent voters when they shut out their own members?

Over 23 million Democrats in the United States are pro-life. Nonetheless, their voices are not being heard inside our own party.  Those voices are being shut out of party discussions and inadequately represented in our party.

We’re here to change that. As Democrats for Life, we want to build a movement that includes the pro-life voice in the Big Tent of the Democratic Party!  You can help.

Sign the “Petition for Inclusive Language.”  Democrats for Life of America is requesting that the following language be included in the 2016 Democratic Platform:

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 during pregnancy, including the support and resources needed for a successful pregnancy and subsequent adoption or 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.

Bring pro-life Dems back into the Big Tent

I support the following language for the 2016 Democratic Platform:

"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, like 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.

And, we believe 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, childcare; and appropriate child support. We envision a new day without financial or societal barriers to bringing a planned or unplanned pregnancy to term."

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This petition is sponsored by Democrats for Life of America (DFLA).  We believe in the fundamental worth, dignity, and equality of all people.  We believe that the protection of human life at all stages – from conception to natural death – is the foundation of human rights, authentic freedom, and good government.  Read more about the DFLA Mission…