Washington D.C., Feb 7, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Priests for Life is calling on the Democratic Party to be more representative of grassroots Democrats and inclusive of pro-lifers. It issued this statement after former congressman Tim Roemer dropped out of the race for chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
The Catholic and former Indiana Representative had joined the race at the beginning of January hoping to expand the party both geographically to the south and ideologically to include pro-lifers.
"Mr. Roemer's opposition to abortion rights, and his call for his party to be more inclusive of pro-life Democrats, is far more representative of grassroots Democrats than the extreme position that marks the party's official stance,” said Priests’ for Life.
The national pro-life priests’ organization is now calling on Gov. Howard Dean of Vermont, a favorite in the race for DNC chairman, to be inclusive of pro-lifers.