Last updated on: 5/15/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Abortion Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“We believe in the fundamental worth, dignity, and equality of all people. We believe that the protection of human life is the foundation of human rights, authentic freedom, and good government. These beliefs animate our opposition to abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, embryonic stem cell research, poverty, genocide, and all other injustices that directly and indirectly threaten human life…

We believe in the legal protection of unborn life and a comprehensive approach to reducing the number of abortions in America and around the world.”

“We Are Pro-Life and Democrat,” democratsforlife.org (accessed May 1, 2017)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“We are the preeminent national organization for pro-life Democrats. We are the pro-life voice and wing of the Democratic Party…

We believe in the legal protection of unborn life and a comprehensive, bipartisan approach to reducing the number of abortions in America and around the world. We believe in supporting women and children, strengthening families and communities, and protecting the environment. We favor eliminating unfair discrimination, improving education, and preserving the American dream for all Americans. We believe in the elimination of the death penalty, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research.

In representing pro-life Democrats within the true ‘big tent’ party, DFLA works across a broad spectrum of life ethics. We recognize that people of good faith have different approaches to these issues; therefore, we refuse to use a single issue as a ‘litmus test’ to exclude those who would otherwise seek common ground with us on the expansion of human rights. We encourage all people committed to the common good to work together to protect human life at all of its stages.”

“Who We Are,” democratsforlife.org (accessed May 12, 2017)

Mission:

“We mobilize Democrats at local, state, and national levels to:

  • elect pro-life Democrats to office
  • support pro-life Democrats while in an elected position
  • promote a pro-life plank in the Democratic Party platform
  • achieve pro-life legislation with the help of national and state pro-life Democrats
  • participate actively in Democratic party functions and offices.”
  • “Who We Are,” democratsforlife.org (accessed May 12, 2017)

    Other:
    501(c)(4) civic league
    Contact Info:
    Phone
    703-424-6663
    Email
    Online Contact Form
    Website
    democratsforlife.org
    Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Should Abortion Be Legal?