Democrats for Life of America (DFLA), an anti-choice organization claiming to be the “pro-life voice and wing” of the Democratic Party, is hosting its inaugural conference in Denver, Colorado on July 20-22, 2018.
We’re not buying it.
The Progressive platform is CLEAR: Upholding the legal right for anyone to access a safe abortion is essential, not negotiable. Ensuring that folks have control over their own reproductive lives is fundamental
to achieving the kind of gender, race and economic equity that progressives have been fighting for, for decades. Progressive values are not up for debate.
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has a record of showing extreme hostility to an individual’s ability to access reproductive health care. Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights are now more vulnerable than ever. We will not allow folks posing as progressives attempt to convince us to abandon our core values. We must protect access to abortion as a fundamental right. It’s not just the right thing to do, it is our responsibility as progressives.
Democratic lawmakers should stand up for the abortion rights in their own party platforms, not support policies that punish, stigmatize and hurt their constituents.
National Democratic Party Platform
“Democrats are committed to protecting and advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice. We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should have access to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion—regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured. “
Colorado Democratic Party Platform
“Guarantees a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any effort to weaken or undermine that right, including limiting funding of essential female reproductive health services…”
Where Are The Progressives at the Democrats For “Life” Conference?