Are there any pro-life Democrats left in America? After the Democrat cave-in which came during the passage of Obamacare, and after the concomitant HHS mandate requiring contraception and abortifacient drugs be covered by all health insurance programs, the answer would seem to be an emphatic, “No!” The national platform of the Democrat party calls more or less for abortion on demand.
Still, there are some pro-life Democrats. I follow the blog of one such person, Rebecca Hamilton, a state representative from Oklahoma. From all I can see, she is a devout
Roman Catholic who seeks to live out her faith in every aspect of life (not just during the Mass). Her blog is tagged, “Public Catholic.” I have a great deal of respect for her because she seeks to have her political ideals answer to her eternal faith. We all benefit from having such examples.
I encourage you to read through one of her latest blogs, as it will likely offend you whether you are Democrat or Republican. Such offense is good in the sense that it calls for a subjugation of your political party to your Christian identity. Her concluding comment sums up the thrust of her plea,
I can’t emphasize enough that we need to stand and fight within our parties to change things. You cannot build a culture of life with half the people. It cannot be done.
Her heart is obviously in shining the pro-life light into an abortion-minded darkness within the Democrat political system. While I may not be as optimistic about her potential of success in the endeavor, I am quite impressed and encouraged by her effort.
She must feel alone much of the time. Her presence in the political arena as a pro-life Democrat is a reminder to all Christians that our faith ought never to be captive to any political animal, be it donkey or elephant.
- Pro-Life Democrats Set to Challenge Abortion Plank at Dem Convention (thenewamerican.com)
- The Tragic Extinction of the Pro-Life Democrats (christianprolifenews.wordpress.com)
- Doctor Flees Sick Obama Policy (nationalreview.com)