- Feb 21, 2020
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.
Pro-life Democrats ponder their participation in 2020 primaries.
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.
Catholic Democrats have often wrestled to reconcile their church’s teachings with their party’s politics. That tension has been especially acute when it comes to abortion.
A federal judge July 3 granted a preliminary injunction blocking an Ohio ban on abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Catholic, said he will sign into law a measure that makes nearly all abortions illegal in the state once the fetal heartbeat is detected, which could be as early as six weeks.