- Apr 23, 2021
The death of Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old quadriplegic, inside an Austin, Texas, hospice in June, pricked the conscience of Charlie Camosy.
In a party that’s shifted leftward on abortion rights, Democratic presidential hopefuls are offering different approaches to a central challenge: How to talk to voters without a clear home in the polarizing debate over the government’s role in the decision to end a pregnancy.
A prominent associate professor of theological and social ethics at Jesuit-run Fordham University and, until recently, a longtime board member of Democrats For Life, said Feb. 6 the Democratic Party’s support for abortion at any stage has driven him away from the party.
Theologian Charles Camosy says Pope Francis has helped reframe the arguments of the pro-life cause.
While Pope Francis’s new apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate, is broadly focused on holiness in everyday life, that won’t prevent various constituencies from reading the document through their own specific lens.
I’m not voting for Clinton or Trump, but I find the case for Clinton especially implausible — not without ignoring her platform, words, and advocacy — and because this election she’s doubled down on the party’s radical abortion agenda.
Professor Charles Camosy is free to object to elements of the platform of the American Solidarity Party, or the language with which the platform is expressed, but what he can’t question is that the party is staunchly pro-life and committed to ending a “Culture of Death.”