Pro-Life for the Whole-Life
OUR MOVEMENT SEEKS TO VALUE
ALL HUMAN LIFE, FROM WOMB TO TOMB
A CONSISTENT ETHIC OF LIFE
Democrats for Life (DFL) does not just oppose abortion. We believe in a consistent ethic of life from womb to the tomb. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire all Michiganders to create a society that values life in all its forms. Our platform reflects the need for society to recognize that from the moment a life is conceived every effort should be made to ensure that individuals are given the opportunity to realize their potential. Democrats For Life of Michigan is:
Pro-Life. Our organization cherishes and asserts individual self-worth, and that includes the unborn. "Pro-life" policies do not end at birth, but should support both mother and child. We firmly oppose euthanasia and the death penalty.
For Economic Fairness and Security. Our organization has a vision for an economy that affirms the dignity of all people and is a source of stability rather then uncertainty. We support the $15 minimum wage, equal pay for women, reducing wealth inequality in America and supporting investment in historically marginalized communities.
For Affordable and High-Quality Education. We are committed to ending the crushing burden of student loan debt, universally guaranteed access to a junior college education and for meaningful investments in our public education infrastructure that empowers teachers.
For Universal and Affordable Healthcare. We support efforts to expand and improve health insurance coverage, reforming healthcare markets and oppose pharmaceutical pricing practices that deny people the treatments they need.
For Correctional and Prison Reform. We are committed to ending the school-to-prison pipeline, prioritizing rehabilitation once incarcerated and for policing practices that protect instead of degrade.
For Environment Stewardship. We are in favor of preserving our cherished natural resources, justice for our environment and the cultivation of a clean energy economy. Our organization is committed to supporting policies that limit the impacts of climate change.
For Global Human Rights and Peace. We oppose tyranny, terrorism, genocide, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, human trafficking, and all other unjust acts of violence and aggression. We support international cooperation, the spread of democracy and human rights, and the empowerment of women.
At the end of the day we are Democrats, who fundamentally believe in government's ability to improve the daily life of all people and champion the marginalized in society. While groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL would seek to have us think otherwise, there is plenty of room in the Democrat's "big tent" for pro-lifers who understand that human self-worth extends beyond birth. Just ask Nancy Pelosi:
THE HARD TRUTH
SEATS LOST BY DEMOCRATS NATIONWIDE SINCE 2008
LAST TIME DEMOCRATS HAD THIS SMALL A CONGRESSIONAL MINORITY
OF MILLENNIALS THINK ABORTION IS MORALLY UNACCEPTABLE, MUCH HIGHER THEN PRECEDING GENERATIONS BORN AFTER ROE V. WADE
The Democratic Party is the party of inclusion. At its core, we value pluralism. There is no reason that our party’s respect for diverse viewpoints should not extend to abortion policy. A "whole-life" platform will make us an electorally more competitive party. The current NARAL-driven extreme platform of the party has Democrats borderline unelectable in many states.
Attitudes among demographics that are growing in proportion to the electorate are changing too. Hispanics, a key demographic of the future Democratic coalition, are much more likely to identify as "Pro-Life" when compared to average Americans. Millennials, another relied upon demographic, are much more pro-life then their parents were at the same age and will continue to trend in that direction.