Pro-life Democrats

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Cara Mund, who was crowned Miss America 2018, on Sept. 6, 2022, petitioned onto the ballot for North Dakota’s only U.S. House seat as an unaffiliated candidate. She supports legalized abortion. Pro-life Democratic candidate Mark Haugen said he “received pressure from many Democratic-NPL [Nonpartisan League] Party leaders and other activists on the far left” to withdraw from the race.

Abortion backers force out pro-life Democratic congressional candidate in N. Dakota

Sep 7, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Mark Haugen said he does not see a “viable path forward” to winning without the support of the Democratic-NPL Party,... Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski.

Former Congressman Dan Lipinski: we must be “Catholic first”

Nov 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Former Congressman Dan Lipinski has urged faithful to be “Catholics first” in the public square, putting their faith above an... Read more

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) testifies before a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 20, 2007

Pro-life groups must 'wake up' in support of pro-life Democrats, former congressman says

Oct 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life Americans must do more to support embattled pro-life Democrats, said Catholic former Democratic congressman Dan Lipinski who is reportedly... Read more

Terrisa Bukovinac speaks at a rally launching the The Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising in Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 2021.

Progressive pro-life group holds first rally outside US Supreme Court

Oct 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A new pro-life organization aimed at mobilizing progressives and those on the political left launched Friday at a rally outside... Read more

Members of Democrats for Life of America rally outside the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee in August 2020

Louisiana's First Lady joins Democrats for Life advisory board 

Jul 17, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Donna Edwards, the first lady of Louisiana, has joined the advisory board of Democrats for Life, the pro-life group announced... Read more

Former president Jimmy Carter. Credit: Nagel Photography/Shutterstock

Pro-life Democrats appeal to Jimmy Carter to save the Hyde Amendment

Mar 23, 2021

The group Democrats for Life of America is appealing to former President Jimmy Carter in its effort to preserve the... Read more

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

Pro-life Democrats organize ‘Day of Action’ in support of Hyde Amendment

Mar 17, 2021

The group Democrats for Life of America announced on Tuesday that they will organize a nationwide “Day of Action” in... 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

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski.

This pro-life Democrat is worried about the next Catholic president

Jan 19, 2021

A former U.S. representative who was known as one of the last standing pro-life Democrats in Congress said he is... Read more

Dan Lipinski calls for protection of 'most vulnerable' as he leaves US Congress

Jan 4, 2021

By Matt Hadro

On Sunday, one of the last pro-life House Democrats said farewell to Congress after serving eight terms.  Read more

House of Representatives.

ANALYSIS: Pro-life Democrats are gone from Congress, now what?

Nov 12, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The consolidation of pro-life votes within one political party raises questions about the movement’s long-term political interests. If only one party... Read more

Rep. John DeBerry. Courtesy photo.

Civil rights champion, pro-life Democrat loses reelection bid in Tennessee

Nov 4, 2020

Longtime Tennessee state representative, civil rights champion, and pro-life Democrat John DeBerry lost his reelection bid on Tuesday evening. DeBerry... Read more

Voting booths on Election Day.

Democrats for Life following Congressional and state races

Nov 3, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

While the Democratic platform includes support for taxpayer-funded abortion, on demand, throughout a pregnancy, several candidates at the local, state, and national level... Read more

Louisiana voters will decide whether to amend constitution to exclude 'right to abortion'

Oct 27, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Voters in Louisiana will decide Nov. 3 on a constitutional amendment, authored by a pro-life Democrat, which would prevent Louisiana’s... Read more

Re. John DeBerry. Courtesy photo.

Pro-life Democrat, 'delisted' by party, runs for TN House as independent

Sep 2, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A pro-life Tennessee state representative is running as an independent after was ousted from the Democratic Party for his views... 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

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN). CNA file photo.

Pro-life Democrats hail Minnesota primary win

Aug 13, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

One of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress won a primary victory in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District on Tuesday.  Read more

Texas capitol building, Austen.

Texas pro-life Democrat wins run-off primary election

Jul 15, 2020

Pro-life State Sen. Eddie Lucio won his Democratic primary race on Tuesday, after being the target of aggressive negative campaigning... Read more

State Sen. Katrina Jackson. CNA file photo.

Louisiana abortion law's author denounces Supreme Court decision

Jun 29, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Lawmakers, legal scholars, and pro-life leaders all criticized a Supreme Court ruling on Monday that overturned state safety regulations for abortion... Read more

Chicago, Illinois/USA - March 2, 2020: A sign for early voting in the primary elections.

How coronavirus is affecting pro-life Democrat's primary campaign

Mar 16, 2020

By Matt Hadro

On Tuesday,  Illinois Democrats will choose their presidential candidate. Residents of Chicago’s south side will also choose between eight-term Catholic Congressman Dan... Read more