Reforming the Democratic Party

The case has been made by a number of writers and ethicists, with quite a bit of persuasiveness, that it is no longer morally permissible to support the Democratic party. So many Democrats have come to that conclusion on their own, in fact, that I can’t keep up on all the emails I get from people who have left the party over its radical, anti-life, anti-marriage, and anti-religious positions.

Now I know many faithful pro-life Democrats, some of whom are in elected office, and I know countless others who are simply not aware of how the party has changed and who would probably leave the party if they understood those changes. I also know many who do understand those changes and yet work within the party for reform. We at Priests for Life have a very fruitful working relationship with Democrats for Life of America, and their various chapters.

My point, however, is this. Unless one is working to change this party into a pro-life party, it’s very difficult, if not impossible to justify supporting it. The party has become the agent of a national holocaust. Other “good” positions the party may have – of which there are many – simply do not and cannot counterbalance that moral problem. And now that the elections have given that party more power, it is all the more urgent to point this out.

It all starts with education. I’ve placed on our website a comparison of the 2008 platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties. Click here to read it. Please read through it and pass it around.

Fr. Frank

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