Democratic presidential candidates stand out for one thing they’re missing

Not one pro-lifer in the 20+ list

The field of potential Democratic presidential candidates is expected to be the largest in history.  Photo: NBC News

The following comes from a Feb. 3 story in the Washington Times.

The field of potential Democratic presidential candidates is expected to be the largest in history — yet none of the two dozen names being bandied about is a pro-lifer.

As the party moves further to the left on abortion, pushing for fewer restrictions and more public funding, it has become almost unthinkable for a pro-life Democrats to make a national run.

One Democrat who might have checked that box, Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, announced last month that he won’t run.

Pro-life Democrats have hopes that Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, elected as a pro-life candidate in 2015, will throw his hat into the ring — in 2024. They have all but given up hope of representation in next year’s field.

Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, one of the last standing pro-life voices in the party’s ranks, said the prospect of the field being 100 percent pro-choice raises concerns about the message the party is sending.

“I think it is a big mistake,” Mr. Manchin told the Washington Times. In states like West Virginia, he said, voters can be pro-life and be Democrat or Republican. “In Washington, it is a little bit more of a challenge.”

Comments

  1. But Catholics will still vote for them and bishops will say that abortion, cloning, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, and sexuality are all equal parts of the seamless garment with immigration, refugee, gay rights, minimum wages, etc, etc, while they silence the truthful priests. “Foundations destroyed, what will the just do?” (Psalm 11:3)

  2. Trump: the most PRO-LIFE and PRO CATHOLIC President in the history of the nation.

  3. Right on, Fr. Richard and “Anonymous”.
    Last night’s SOTU on life issues “God make us in His image and likeness” would be a good Sunday homily for priests. Also, Pres. Trump’s comments on infanticide (and the cheering when it was passed in New York), the sex trafficking, drugs , gangs, etc. coming across our border are issues that we do not support. But, our Catholic (??) Democrats seem to not see any of this. These would be good moral issues for priests to talk about from the pulpit. Trump is doing more good in teaching Catholic morals than, unfortunately, our priests are doing.

  4. Vince Ryan says

    You have to give the Democrats credit, they are united by and loyal to their principles. The principles are abortion on demand at any time and for any reason, coercive government control of health insurance, preferential option for the sexually aberrant, etc.

    It is clear that Democrats have united behind an anti-Christian philosophy.

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