I should note both parties are not pro-life, but one is clearly pro-abortion as a national platform. Here we are as Catholics to focus on the needs of the poor, and it is always attached to abortion/contraception as the solution, sadly when it comes to public policy and government funding.
But during a panel discussion hosted by Democrats for Life during the Democratic National Convention Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C., political scientist Stephen Schneck, head of the Institute for Catholic Policy Studies at The Catholic University of America and a member of the Democrats for Life board of directors, declared that “the most powerful abortifacient is poverty.”
I would disagree based on the data I read up on, the most powerful abortifacient is the fear of poverty. Poorer women still have a higher total fertility rate, compared to women living in higher income brackets. Poor women are more likely to have unstable relationships and when clearly available still choose not to use contraception consistently. The fear of not having social/economical support from the father and family also leads to abortion.
Schneck did concede that the Democratic Party has handled the abortion issue “stupidly” in this election cycle by choosing to “double down” on their support for abortion. “They haven’t been open at all to the third of their supporters that are pro-life,” he said. “And that’s a big reason why this election is so close.”
YES! Double Down! Best use of terms on how the Democrat Party isn't pro-choice, it's pro-abortion and will use the violence of rape to protect all abortions for any reason.
After Tuesday, all the Democrats who supported Brown need to either take control of their party or move on and create an alternative for Democrats. The State Republican party is very weak, and is afraid to deal with social issues. In fact state Republicans can be far most socially liberal then the Democrats. While not ‘pro-life’ many Democrats support public policy that is supportive of that position, and still recognize the importance of mothers and father even if we can no longer call it marriage.