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Sen. Joe Manchin.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, a centrist Catholic, won’t seek reelection

Nov 9, 2023

By Matt McDonald

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision to leave the U.S. Senate may hurt the Democrats’ chances of keeping it in 2024.  Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the newly elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, meets with reporters in Baltimore on Nov. 15, 2022.

U.S. bishops rebuke group of Catholic Democrats vowing to support abortion

Jun 29, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The USCCB has issued a response to a group of lawmakers who signed a letter citing Catholic teaching as a... Read more


30 Catholic Democrats sign letter on Dobbs anniversary vowing to support abortion

Jun 27, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The group of representatives cited their Catholic faith and St. John Paul II’s apostolic exhortation Christifideles Laici as reasons to... Read more

U.S. Sen. Kyrtsen Sinema, D-Arizona, speaks at a news conference after the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act at the Capitol Building on Nov.29, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Kyrsten Sinema exits the Democratic Party. What difference will it make? 

Dec 9, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced on Friday that she is leaving the Democratic Party. Read more

Tulsi Gabbard speaks in Des Moines, Iowa, August 2019.

Tulsi Gabbard leaves Democratic Party, cites ‘wokeness’ and hostility to ‘people of faith’

Oct 11, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The former congresswoman and presidential candidate said she could no longer abide the party’s infringement on the freedom of speech... Read more

Arizona Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for governor Katie Hobbs speaks to reporters at a news conference on Aug. 2, 2022, in Tolleson, Arizona. Hobbs has made her support for abortion a centerpiece of her campaign against Republican Kari Lake.

2022 midterms: Is abortion a winning issue for Democrats?

Oct 6, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Protests amid Roe v. Wade’s overturn and the defeat of Kansas’ pro-life amendment have fueled Democrats’ hopes that abortion will... Read more

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Aug. 17, 2020: Pro-life democrats   Credit: Aaron of L.A. Photography/Shutterstock

Democrats for Life: Some PR firms fear ‘backlash’ for working with pro-life candidates

Feb 17, 2021

Pro-life Democratic political candidates have encountered resistance from some public relations firms not willing to work with them, one pro-life... Read more

Over 100 Democratic politicians call for platform changes to welcome pro-lifers

Aug 14, 2020

More than 100 Democratic politicians have sent a letter to the party’s Platform Committee, calling for changes in the platform... Read more

Democratic National Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Christian leaders call on Democrats to embrace pro-life policies

Jul 24, 2020

By CNA Staff

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, was one of several Catholic clergy, religious, and laity who joined 115 Christian leaders, theologians, and ministers... Read more

Senator Elizabeth Warren on the TV screens debating. Election 2020.

Democratic candidates: Protecting abortion is ‘what we do and what we stand for’

Nov 21, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates struggled to respond when asked if pro-life politicians have a place in the party during a debate... Read more

Democratic AG group wrong to shun pro-life candidates, critics say

Nov 19, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life Democrats and some election-minded politicos have faulted the decision of a Democratic state attorneys general organization to support only... Read more

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to a press conference at the National Press Club.

Senate Democrats move to block Title X rule

Sep 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Senate Democrats acted Tuesday to block funding of the Federal Title X family planning program, drawing condemnation from Republicans and... Read more

Tulsi Gabbard speaks in Des Moines, Aug. 2019.

Tulsi Gabbard supports late-term abortion ban

Sep 10, 2019

Gabbard’s statement appears to signal a break with her own legislative record, and the consensus of the Democratic presidential field.  Read more

Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

'Despicable,' 'repugnant,' 'extremist': Pro-life activists respond to Bernie Sanders on abortion 

Sep 5, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Pro-life leaders have denounced Sen. Bernie Sanders statement that he would repeal the Mexico City policy and promote abortion in... Read more

Entrance to the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Democrats say ‘nones’ are largest religious group, warn against religious liberty claims

Aug 30, 2019

The Democratic National Committee last week passed a resolution recognizing so-called “nones” as “the largest religious group” in the party... Read more

10 Democratic presidential candidates take part in the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate, June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

Second US Democratic debate discussed abortion, 'religious hypocrisy'

Jun 28, 2019

Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, the second in a series of debates that will continue until the 2020 primaries, featured discussion... Read more

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks during the National Action Network Convention on April 3, 2019.

Democratic candidates tout abortion credentials in first debate

Jun 27, 2019

Taxpayer funding for abortions is a matter of “justice” for men and women Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said during the... Read more

Lonely but determined, pro-life Democrats speak up

Jul 31, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Former Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak has one word to sum up the plight of the pro-life Democrat: “Lonely.”  Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Cardinal Dolan says Democrats have abandoned Catholics

Mar 23, 2018

In an op-ed published Friday in the Wall Street Journal, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York lamented... Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski.

Pro-life Democrat Lipinski survives primary challenge

Mar 21, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), one of the few remaining pro-life Democrats, narrowly won the Democratic primary election Tuesday night for... Read more