- Feb 21, 2020
Pro-life Democrats ponder their participation in 2020 primaries.
Despite blizzard conditions throughout central Iowa this past weekend, four of the major candidates — former Vice President Joe Biden, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Senator Elizabeth Warren — crisscrossed Iowa touting their plans for education, healthcare, foreign policy, and more, in what they argue is the most consequential presidential election in the nation’s history.
Over the last several election cycles, the evidence has become undeniable that the Democratic Party’s rigid pro-abortion orthodoxy is costing it at the ballot box, making a “50-state strategy” essentially impossible. A remarkable meeting on Tuesday between DNC Chair Tom Perez and Democrats for Life suggests the party may be ready to rethink its approach, at least in terms of tolerance for pro-life voices.
The Democratic party has found itself in a bit of hot water over recent comments made by the DNC chair, Tom Perez, about how open the party was to its pro-life members. House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, says the party is open to pro-life membership and always has been.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York clapped back at recent statements by DNC chair Tom Perez affirming that there was no place in the party for pro-life candidates. The cardinal described the comments as “disturbing” and “intolerant.”
The Catholic Church teaches that every human being has a right to health care, but it does not stipulate how that health care is to be provided, and advocates of a single-payer system need to be more honest about its drawbacks.