Where do our current Democratic candidates stand on the issue of Life?
Democrats for Life of America, a 501c4 advocacy organization representing the Pro-Life wing of the Democratic party, has sent each individual 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate a questionnaire asking them whether or not they support opening the big tent for Pro-Life Democrats!
Here is the questionnaire we sent them.
Unfortunately, not a single candidate has responded to our questionnaire. Democratic candidates have repeatedly dodged this issue in the media, and have refused to say whether or not they would support their fellow Pro-Life Democrats, who according to a 2015 CNN poll, make up 1/3rd of the party's registered voters.
Check out the list of 2020 Democratic candidates on the Candidates page and consider writing to them with your opinion on this issue.
BEING PRO-LIFE IS CONSISTENT WITH DEMOCRATIC VALUES.
Pro-Life Democrats are proud to be members of the party that created the New Deal, the Fair Deal, the New Frontier, and the Great Society.
The Democratic Party’s foundation rests on the New Deal’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
The New Frontier and Great Society expanded the New Deal’s Four Freedoms for all Americans by championing the civil rights of disabled persons, women, and ethnic minorities.
We look to continue and perfect the party's commitment to civil rights for all by championing the civil rights of the most vulnerable members of our society, prenatal children.
DEMOCRATS PROTECT THE WEAKEST, EVEN IF THEY ARE UNBORN.
The Democratic Party believes in the inherent dignity of all people regardless of age, race, religion, sexuality, or usefulness.
This intrinsic human worth is undermined by any act of violence to which pro-life Democrats are opposed, including euthanasia, assisted suicide, capital punishment, embryonic stem-cell research, poverty, genocide, and all other injustices that directly and indirectly threaten human life.
DEMOCRATS MUST BE A BIG TENT PARTY THAT INCLUDES DEMOCRATS WHO OPPOSE ABORTION.
We call on the Democratic Party to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of all human beings and to work together to protect life at all its stages, including the prenatal child.
We call on the Democratic Party to accept the proper role of government in passing laws that balance the interests of the pregnant woman with the interests of the prenatal child.
We call on the Democratic Party to provide more support to pregnant women and families so all women will have a real choice in bearing children and all prenatal children will be welcome in our society.
We reject the use of a single-issue "litmus test" to exclude pro-life Democrats from the Democratic Party, which otherwise shares common ground with us on the expansion of human rights.
We are asking the presidential candidates for the same respect in return.