Thursday, December 02, 2004

Pro-Life Democrats

Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life of America, points out that pro-life Democrats have been leaving their party over this issue for over 25 years. Why doesn't the Party seem to care? She answers:

The truth is that some pro-choice forces in the Democratic party would rather lose than run a pro-life candidate. But the national party is stronger when pro-life Democrats are embraced and encouraged. Today, too many pro-life Democrats do not feel welcome in their own party. Reagan Democrats left in the 1980s and did not return; many pro-life Democrats also migrated to the Republican party after the 1994 GOP tidalwave election year. Meanwhile, pro-life Democrats are winning races because they withstand the pressure of the national party and represent the values of their local communities.

Read the whole thing.