An elected Democrat filed one piece of paper that left jaws on the ground

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The Democrats are in the midst of an identity crisis.

They can’t seem to make up their mind on anything.

And one elected Democrat filed a piece of paper that left jaws on the ground.

A rift within the Democrat party is growing.

The moderates are under heavy assault from the quasi-socialist progressives and the unabashed Marxists that have taken on the role of thought leaders within the party.

While the media and many in the elite class are siding with the far Left, the actual Democrat voters aren’t completely on board with this radical shift.

And neither are a lot of local politicians.

The Epoch Times reports:

Solis’s move shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Over the past two years, Democrats have pushed hard to make abortion a litmus for inclusion in the party.

DNC chair Tom Perez says there’s place for pro-life candidates in the party, and MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow echoed those sentiments while moderating a debate when posing abortion question to candidates.

Ronald Reagan famously said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party left me.”

Solis is experiencing that phenomenon, as are many other former liberals.

Movements like the #WalkAway campaign are opening people’s eyes to the radicalism of the Left and just how toxic it is.

If this trend continues, the Democrats will be in serious trouble come 2020.

Do you think the Democrats might have more high-profile defections because of their radicalism?

Leave a comment below.

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  2. I have two statements to make. First, GOD bless Ms. Solis’s for standing up for Pro-Life and changing her party. And secondly, the Leftists are not only radical, but insane!!! I am quite sure there will be many more switching parties before the 2020 elections.

  3. Instead of demonizing Democrats, if pro-lifers really want to end abortion, it’s going to have to be bipartisan. I told Jim Frey of Berkeley Pro-Life over a decade ago that we (Democrats) never see pro-lifers venture beyond their own base. Rather than reach across the aisle to Democrats, feminists, liberals, etc., and try to bring them on board with protecting unborn children, they just play to the same old Ronald Reagan / Oliver North crowd.

    If pro-lifers really want to end abortion, opposition to abortion must come from across the political spectrum. Pro-lifers are going to have to venture beyond their own base and convince Democrats, feminists, liberals etc. to distinguish abortion from arguably victimless crimes like marijuana; to argue on secular grounds that the unborn are persons (secular arguments are religion-neutral, and thus applicable to everyone, including atheists and agnostics) and convince Democrats, feminists, liberals, etc. to see the killing of the unborn on par with domestic violence, hate crimes against LGBTs, etc.; and make the case to Americans that it’s possible to protect prenatal life without taking to draconian measures violating a new mother’s privacy and civil liberties in this regard.

    Robert Casey, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, said he believed a pro-life liberal Democrat would easily be elected president: conservatives would vote for a pro-lifer, and liberals would vote for a Democrat articulating opposition to abortion as a secular and nonsectarian civil rights issue. In 1994, even archconservative Pat Buchanan had kind words for Robert Casey! If pro-life Democrats had greater visibility in past decades, perhaps Carol Crossed would have been the first female speaker of the House.

    After the 2016 election losses, Nancy Pelosi admits that the Democratic Party’s support of abortion has not been a winning issue. Pelosi spoke to the Washington Post about whether her party should support pro-life candidates or require that candidates support easy access to taxpayer-funded abortions through all nine months of pregnancy.

    Struggling after heavy election losses in 2016, many in the Democratic Party are debating whether to support pro-life candidates, especially in rural areas where voters tend to be pro-life. Some, like Pelosi, appear to be recognizing that the party’s support of abortion-on-demand-up-to-birth is losing them voters.

    Unfortunately, rather than seeing the abortion issue as a real loser for Democrats, especially in red states (crucial with winning the Electoral College!), Pelosi blamed Hillary Clinton’s loss on pro-life voters themselves! Clinton supported the unpopular platform of forcing taxpayers to directly fund abortions, and she promised to nominate Supreme Court justices who would uphold Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand up until birth, if elected.

    Pelosi told the Washington Post : “You know what? That’s why Donald Trump is president of the United States—the evangelicals and the Catholics, anti-marriage equality, anti-choice. That’s how he got to be president. Everything was trumped, literally and figuratively by that.”

    Pelosi, who supports abortion but describes herself as a Catholic, said many in her Catholic family are pro-life. She also mentioned U.S. Sen. Bob Casey from Pennsylvania, a Democrat with a mixed record on abortion.

    “You think I’m kicking them out of the Democratic Party?” Pelosi said.

    Jay Ware, a black Democrat in Illinois, said on the Democrats For Life email list as early as 2004 that it should be automatic: just as the Republican Party supports pro-choice candidates like Rudy Giuliani and Arnold Schwarzenegger in blue states like New York and California where pro-lifers can’t win and even has Republican president George W. Bush campaign for them, Jay Ware said the Democratic Party should similarly support pro-life Democrats in red states where pro-choicers can’t win, and have Democratic presidents campaign for pro-life Democrats, etc.

    “The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”

    –Hubert H. Humphrey

    Fifty-nine percent of Democrats favored a ban on partial-birth abortion. (Gallup Poll, November 1, 2000)

    Eighty-nine percent of Americans favored informed consent for women seeking abortions. (Gallup Poll, 2002)

    Sixty-seven percent of Democrats would outlaw some or all abortions. (Gallup Poll, May 5-7, 2003)

    Forty-three percent of Democrats agreed with the statement that abortion”destroys a human life and is manslaughter.” (Zogby Poll, December 2004)

    Seventy percent of high school senior females say they would not consider abortion if they became pregnant while in high school. (Hamilton College/Zogby Poll, January 2008)

    Seventy-seven percent of Americans believe abortion should have stricter limitations. (CBS News Poll, January 2008)

    Twenty-nine percent of Democratic Convention delegates disagreed with the statement, “Abortion should be generally available to those who want it rather than under stricter limits or not permitted.” However, 52 percent of Democratic voters as a whole disagreed. This large discrepancy between party leadership and membership indicates a serious problem that Democrats For Life of America wants to rectify.

    During the 2008 campaign, Reverend Jim Wallis (of Sojourners) advised Barack Obama to support a plank in the Democratic Party Platform that would aim to reduce abortions by focusing on supporting low income women and making adoption easier. (This is the 95-10 Initiative, advanced by pro-life Democrats in Congress.) Reverend Tony Campolo served on the Platform Committee and has issued a strong statement in support of a pro-life position.

    A “conscience clause” which appeared in the 2000 Democratic Platform (but not in 2004) acknowledges that there are pro-life people in our Party and we respect their views. It reads as follows:

    “We respect the conscience of each American and recognize that members of our Party have deeply held and sometimes differing positions on issues of personal conscience, like abortion and the death penalty. We recognize the diversity of views as a source of strength and we welcome into our ranks all Americans who may hold differing positions on these and other issues.”

    Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said in 2014, “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

  4. When science discovers the gene that causes sexual orientation and right-wingers begin aborting LGBT fetuses, what will the LGBT community do? Align themselves with the homophobic right merely paying lip service in their opposition to abortion? Side with pro-choice Democrats allowing prenatal hate crimes against LGBTs to take place under the guise of “choice”? Or join Democrats For Life?

    “I don’t believe in abortion on demand. The day we can solve the world’s population problem, the problem of browns in Central America, the problems of blacks in the ghetto, by aborting them, that’s unacceptable to me.

    “How about the kids in mental hospitals? They’re parasites on the environment. How about the old people in the institutions? They’re cluttering up the landscape. Do you want to exterminate them, too?”

    —Senator Ted Kennedy, 1970 Campaign for Senate

    (taken from Kristen Day’s 2006 book, Pro-Life Democrats.)

    Kennedy’s position wasn’t always in line with abortion advocacy groups, one of many formerly pro-life Democrats who changed with the political winds as the party moved from one influenced by pro-life southern Democrats and pro-life Catholics to one dominated by the abortion-rights feminist groups like NARAL and Emily’s List.

    Kennedy displayed an eloquent pro-life position in 1971, prior to Roe v. Wade, when he wrote a letter to Catholic League member Tom Dennelly.

    “While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life.

    “Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized—the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old,” he wrote.

    “On the question of the individual’s freedom of choice there are easily available birth control methods and information which women may employ to prevent or postpone pregnancy. But once life has begun, no matter at what stage of growth, it is my belief that termination should not be decided merely by desire,” he added.

    “When history looks back to this era it should recognize this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family, and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception,” he concluded.

    Other prominent pro-life Democrats who eventually abandoned the courage of their convictions include former president Bill Clinton, Dick Durbin, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, and “common ground” congressman Tim Ryan.

    In an article appearing in the September 1980 issue of The Progressive entitled, “Abortion: The Left Has Betrayed the Sanctity of Life,” Mary Meehan wrote:

    “If much of the leadership of the pro-life movement is right-wing, that is due largely to the default of the left.

    “We people who marched against the war and now march against abortion would like to see leaders of the left speaking out on behalf of the unborn.

    “But we see only a few, such as Dick Gregory, Mark Hatfield, Richard Neuhaus, Mary Rose Oakar. Most of the others either avoid the issue or support abortion.

    “We are dismayed by their inconsistency. And we are not impressed by arguments that we should work and vote for them because they are good on such issues as food stamps and medical care…

    “It is out of character for the left to neglect the weak and the helpless. The traditional mark of the left has been its protection of the underdog, the weak, and the poor.

    “The unborn child is the most helpless form of humanity, even more in need of protection than the poor tenant farmer or the mental patient or the boat people on the high seas.

    “The basic instinct of the left is to aid those who cannot aid themselves—and that instinct is absolutely sound. It is what keeps the human proposition going.”

    Meehan stated elsewhere:

    “Writer and activist Jay Sykes, who led Eugene McCarthy’s 1968 antiwar campaign in Wisconsin and later served as head of the state’s American Civil Liberties Union, wrote a ‘Farewell to Liberalism’ several years ago.

    “Sykes cited several areas of disagreement and disillusionment, then added, ‘It is on the abortion issue that the moral bankruptcy of contemporary liberalism is most clearly exposed.’ He said that liberals’ arguments in support of abortion ‘could, without much refinement, be used to justify the legalization of infanticide.’”

  5. In her 1982 article, “All Abortions are Selective”, pro-life feminist Jo McGowan asks about sex-selective abortions:

    “What are we to make of all this? Without denying in any sense the depravity of killing baby girls simply because they are girls, I submit that the position (pro-choice) feminists have taken on this issue is morally bankrupt, without substance of any kind.

    “Why? Because one cannot have it both ways. Once the abortion of any child, for any reason, is permitted, the abortion of all children becomes acceptable.

    “If it is all right to kill a child because it is handicapped, or because its mother is unmarried, or because it is the third child in a family that only wanted two, why isn’t it all right to kill it because it is a girl?

    “This process of aborting girls when boys are wanted has been termed ‘selective abortion’, but in fact every abortion is a selective one. What changes from case to case are only the values of the parents, determining what they select and what they reject…

    “(Pro-choice) feminists who have been so active in assuring women of the ‘right to choose’ can hardly complain when those same women exercise their freedom to choose something with which (pro-choice) feminists do not agree.

    “Choice being such a highly personal affair, one can hardly expect everyone to choose the same things. But it is tragically ironic that what has been hailed as the ‘great liberator’ of women may turn out instead to be the means of their destruction…

    “Perhaps, however, something good may yet emerge from this ‘female feticide’ outrage. Perhaps people, and (pro-choice) feminists in particular, will finally realize what is actually at stake in an abortion, any abortion.

    “Perhaps from this undeniable truth that it is wrong to kill girls will emerge the larger truth that it is wrong to kill anyone.”

    In the 1970s, pro-life feminist Juli Loesch wrote:

    “Each woman has the right (to contraception)… But once a woman has conceived, she can no longer choose whether or not to become a mother.

    Biologically, she is already a mother… the woman’s rights are then limited, as every right is limited, by the existence of another human being who also has rights.”

    Pro-life feminist Ruth Enero similarly refers to a “narrowing of choices.”

    This point was made in a September 2000 article, “Abortion and the Left” which appeared in the Stanislaus Connections, a monthly newspaper put out by the Modesto, CA Peace/Life Center:

    Recognizing the rights of another class of beings limits our freedoms and our choices and requires a change in our lifestyle — the abolition of (human) slavery is a good example of this.

    Are whites free to own slaves or lynch blacks?

    No! Because of the civil rights movement, we’ve corrected that injustice.

    Is domestic violence tolerated?

    No! Because of the women’s movement, domestic violence is unacceptable.

    Should hate crimes against LGBTs be permitted under the guise of “choice”?

    No! LGBTs have rights.

    This isn’t rocket science, but if animals have rights, then our freedoms and choices to commit crimes against animals are similarly limited.

    This point was made clear by pro-life feminist Ginny Desmond Billinger, in an article entitled “Confessions of an Anti-Choice Fanatic,” which originally appeared in the September/October 1982 issue of Minnesota Feminists For Life, and which later appeared in the Pro-Life Feminism: Different Voices anthology in 1985:

    “Let’s take a look at just a few of the other issues that I, as an avowed antichoicer, am ready to address:

    “Spouse and child beating — here, my position is unhesitatingly anti-choice. My perspective as a spouse, a parent, and a former child qualifies me to support all measures to remove from people the freedom to choose to abuse their family members–even in the privacy of their own homes.

    “Drunk driving — Again, anti-choice. I’m afraid I must impose my morality on those who would choose to operate life-threatening machines while influenced by alcohol, and ask them to temporarily abstain from one or the other.

    “Gun control — Despite the big-bucks, ‘constitutional rights’ lobbying by the NRA, I remain consistently anti-choice on this issue. The memory of a friend, forces me to reject any justification for handgun ownership without strict regulation.

    “Endangered species protection — Faced with a whale-hunter or seal-clubber, I’ll take a hard line anti-choice stand every time.

    “Hazardous waste disposal — We’re talking about the rights of corporate America vs. the average Joe here, but my anti-choice position still applies. The right to choose efficient business practices must always be weighed against the public’s right to a safe environment. Ditto for occupational safety and health issues.

    “I expect that these declarations will leave me open to censure; I will no doubt be labeled a heretic. The American principle of personal liberty would surely suffer with the propagation of my anti-choice philosophy…

    “So call me what you will: pro-life, anti-choice, fetus-worshiper, anti-abortion. A thousand labels will never alter the certainty that the road to freedom cannot be paved with the sacrificed rights of others.”

    Animal rights activists have even proven themselves to be “anti-choice” depending upon the issue. A 1994 letter to The Animals’ Voice Magazine, for example, states:

    “Exit polls in Aspen, Colorado, after the failed 1989 fur ban was voted on, found that most people were against fur but wanted people to have a choice to wear it. Instead of giving in, we should take the offensive and state in no uncertain terms that to abuse and kill animals is wrong, period! There is no choice because another being had to suffer to produce that item… an eventual ban on fur would be impossible if we tell people that they have some sort of ‘choice’ to kill… remember, no one has the ‘right to choose’ death over life for another being.”

    Similarly, a 2003 letter in Veg-News reads: “I did have some concerns about (the) Veg Psych column which asserted that we must respect a non-vegan’s ‘right to choose’ her/his food.

    “While I would never advocate intolerance (quite the opposite actually), arguing that we have a ‘right to choose’ when it comes to eating meat, eggs, and dairy is akin to saying we have a ‘right to choose’ to beat dogs, harass wildlife, and torture cats.

    “Each is a clear example of animal cruelty, whether we’re the perpetrators ourselves, or the ones who pay others to commit the violence on our behalf.

    “Clearly, we have the ability to choose to cause animal abuse, but that doesn’t translate into a right to make that choice.”

    “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment,” insists People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which was founded in 1980.

    As the animal rights movement continues to influence mainstream society, humankind is finally ending millennia of injustices against animals.

    Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said in 2014, “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

  6. You’d think the unborn-right-to-lifers would immediately understand the animal-right-to-lifers! The case for animal rights should be readily understandable to the millions of Americans opposed to abortion on demand.

    “Although I may disagree with some of its underlying principles,” writes pro-life Democrat Karen Swallow Prior, “there is much for me, an anti-abortion activist, to respect in the animal rights movement. Animal rights activists, like me, have risked personal safety and reputation for the sake of other living beings. Animal rights activists, like me, are viewed by many in the mainstream as fanatical wackos, ironically exhorted by irritated passerby to ‘Get a Life!’ Animal rights activists, like me, place a higher value on life than on personal comfort and convenience, and in balancing the sometimes competing interests of rights and responsibilities, choose to err on the side of compassion and nonviolence.”

    The animal rights movement, representing a cross-section of mainstream secular American society, is NOT “officially pro-choice,” but IS divided on abortion. In a 1992 interview on Dennis Prager’s conservative talk show, when specifically asked about the animal rights position on abortion, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), admitted, “We’re divided.”

    Former television game show host Bob Barker is a conservative Republican and an animal activist. Tony LaRussa of the Animal Rescue Foundation is a political conservative. Vegan labor leader Cesar Chavez was pro-life. Vegan civil rights leader Dick Gregory was pro-life. Former Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy, a devout pacifist, has expressed opposition to abortion, and in the 1980s was critical of Reverend Jesse Jackson for having changed sides on the issue.

    Dixie Mahy, past president of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, has been vegetarian for sixty years, vegan for forty of those sixty years, and identifies herself as pro-life-and-pro-animal Matthew Scully, a conservative Catholic and former speechwriter for George W. Bush identifies himself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.” Catholic Concern for Animals is pro-life-and-pro-animal. Reverend Frank Hoffman’s http://www.all-creatures.org Christian vegan website is pro-life-and-pro-animal Compassion for animals is a fundamental tenet of the Baha’i faith, which endorses vegetarianism, says abortion is more a matter of individual conscience, but concludes, without taking a position on abortion, life should not be destroyed.

    John Stuart Mill wrote: “The reasons for legal intervention in favor of children apply not less strongly to the case of those unfortunate slaves — the animals.”

    Animals are like children. Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), successfully prosecuted a woman for child abuse in 1873, at a time when children had no legal protection, under the then currently existing animal protection statutes. This case started the child-saving crusade around the world.

    In Christianity and the Rights of Animals, the Reverend Dr. Andrew Linzey writes: “In some ways, Christian thinking is already oriented in this direction. What is it that so appalls us about cruelty to children or oppression of the vulnerable, but that these things are betrayals of relationships of special care and special trust? Likewise, and even more so, in the case of animals who are mostly defenseless before us.”

    When told the animal rights movement is divided on abortion, Serrin Foster, Executive Director of Feminists For Life, said understandingly, “The Children’s Defense Fund is also divided on abortion.” Feminists For Life has many vegetarians and vegans. Serrin identifies herself as a vegetarian.

    From 1992 through 2003, James Dawson, raised Catholic and now a Buddhist, published Live and Let Live, a pro-life / animal rights / libertarian ‘zine. The ancient eastern reincarnationist religions Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism all predate Christianity, all oppose abortion, all teach ahimsa, or nonviolence towards humans and animals alike to the point of vegetarianism, all are vegan-friendly, and all teach that abortion and war are the karma for killing animals, and that therefore, we cannot end abortion nor bring about world peace until first we abolish the killing of animals.

    This knowledge, however, does not rest with everyone. Not all pro-life-and-pro-animal people advocate the reincarnationist strategy for ending abortion and bringing about world peace. Shay Van Vlieman, founder of Vegans For Life in the late ’90s, said she doesn’t expect to see a vegan president in her lifetime: she would just be glad to elect a president who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. And she insists she is not a Republican, but a libertarian!

    During the late 1990s, Rachel MacNair, a Quaker pacifist, feminist, vegan, past president of Feminists For Life, moderated an email list for pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans. Rachel is now a psychology professor, and has written several books on nonviolence. In 1998, the Animals Agenda ran a cover story on the debate within the animal rights movement over abortion. Vegan congressman Dennis Kucinich (D – Ohio), one of the most liberal members of Congress, was pro-life throughout most of his political career.

    Pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans are found within the “consistent-ethic” movement: pro-lifers opposed to capital punishment. A significant number of “consistent-ethic” Christians were / are vegetarian or vegan: Rose Evans, Ruth Enero, Rachel MacNair, Albert Fecko, Carol Crossed, Bill Samuel, Mary Krane Derr, Mary Rider, Father John Dear, etc.

    Mary Rider, a practicing Catholic, wrote in Harmony: Voices for a Just Future, a “consistent-ethic” periodical in 2002:

    “So we teach our children to walk softly on the earth and to embrace nonviolence as the only legitimate means of conflict resolution, on both a personal and a global level. We are aware of the excessive, privileged life we lead as educated, first world U.S. citizens and of the responsibilities to which our privilege calls us. We try to live simply. We eat low on the food chain. We try to buy nothing new… We try to respect all life and carry that message forward in all we do… Because we value people and relationships over things… First world consumption kills people around the world… Pollution, environmental devastation, corrupt governments, war, sweatshops… all are a are a result of our desire to buy more at a lower price… We believe each person has a right to live a valued and respected life free from hunger and discrimination…”

    The threat of overpopulation is frequently used to justify abortion as birth control. On a vegan diet, however, the world could easily support a human population several times its present size. The world’s cattle alone consume enough to feed over 8.7 billion humans. Even if abortion advocates argue shifting to a plant-based diet, a vegan diet, isn’t enough to stave off overpopulation, in light of the data showing the depletion of energy, food, fresh water, land space, raw materials and resources as well as the heavy contribution to air and water pollution, deforestization, and global warming caused by a meat-centered diet, how do abortion advocates — warning about overpopulation consuming the world’s resources — justify consuming animal products?

    If vegetarianism were merely about “fit” or following a peculiar set of “dietary laws” why are pro-lifers offended by pro-choice vegetarians and pro-choice vegans? Clearly, they’re offended because they know vegetarianism involves the animals’ right to life, and thus these pro-choicers appear to value animal life over human life under some circumstances. And issues like animal experimentation, circuses, and fur have nothing to do with diet, eating, nor food, but do involve the animals’ right to life. Leonardo Da Vinci, Count Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, George Bernard Shaw, Susan B. Anthony, Percy Shelley, Rosa Parks, etc. were all vegetarian, and none of them were Jewish nor Muslim.

    For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action offers an introduction to animal rights ethics within Christianity alongside directly related sanctity-of-life issues, like the possible rights of unborn children. The book’s foreword is written by Mary Eberstadt, senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, a Catholic who identifies herself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.”

    Author Charles Camosy responds to criticisms from academicians Peter Singer and Lynn White, Jr., that the misinterpretation of “human dominion” (versus compassionate stewardship) is responsible for the current ecological crisis. Camosy indicates that Christianity cannot be blamed if humans with their imperfections distort their own religious teachings, that Christianity did not give rise to the industrial revolution, and that real Christianity — as it was meant to be practiced — is at odds with market-driven ethics and mass consumerism (a point made decades ago by liberal Protestant theologian Dr. Harvey Cox). Camosy concludes: “I became convinced that, if I wanted to be authentically and consistently pro-life, I should give up eating meat.” Dozens of books have been written on Christianity and animal rights. Camosy merely provides an overview of animal ethics in Christianity.

    Steve Kaufman, head of the Christian Vegetarian Association, was raised Jewish, and is now serving in the United Church of Christ, America’s largest pro-choice Protestant denomination. Steve expressed interest in Democrats For Life, his only reservation was whether Democrats For Life favors criminalizing abortion. Some animal advocates and activists (like Catholic vegan columnist Colman McCarthy) oppose abortion, but don’t think criminalization is the answer.

    In 2004, on the Democrats For Life email list, Maria Krasinski mentioned a poll which found animal activists evenly divided on abortion. This either indicates animal rights really are a bipartisan cause which conservatives can support alongside liberals, or it indicates many liberals are uncomfortable with abortion!

    In 2014, Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said: “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

  7. All life long Democrats needs to ask themselves if they are in favor of social -ism or free market economies. Forget about all the noise. Its really that simple.

  8. The democrats have lot their minds and are letting the mentally ill rule. They are imploding and turning on themselves. They just need to stop!

  9. Absolutely. If a Christian, not in name only, but a practicing true Bible believing and a follower of Christ, decides to be in politics how can they be a Democrat?

  10. He just copies and pastes the same drivel on every post he makes! Nobody is listening to @Vasu Murti… His rants are ridiculously long and are contrary to the founding principles of this country!

    Go to Venezuela @Vasu Murti, you would feel much more at home there.

  11. I have to make one point that has irritated me for quite some time. The Democrats and the media keep calling the far left the Progressives, they are not progressive at all, but Regressive in everything they do or say. The word progressive, I’m sure, was chosen because it carrys a positive tone to it, making some people at least initially think these people are for something better for everyone, when it is the opposite.

  12. Any Party that would want to destroy and turn around a great economy, lowest recorded unemployment, and a county that is no longer beholden to Opec . Have serious mental issues. People do not want the government running every aspect of their lives, get that through your Democratic nogins.

  13. All democrats who are prolife should consider who their loyalties lie with. They should consider switching to the party who values human life from conception and values it when they are elderly. We need term limits on all elected officials.and an easy way to hold them accountable when they break their promises to push their own agendas. Lobbying should be stopped.and all income should be reported to keep track of bribery and pay offs.

  14. Nothing changed after the Civil War when it came to Southern Democrats and their treatment of Blacks. Not til Lyndon Johnson forced to sign Civil Rights Bill. Meantime, they started the Klan, found ways to prevent them from.voting. Now all of a sudden they are putting it on Conservatives? Yeah, they stopped teaching real history deliberately. As for abortion, if you are not responsible enough to take the pill, you need to have the child and give it up for adoption. They are making money off of body parts for crying out loud.

  15. at once I was considered a democrat when I joined the US Army in 1981. Then I saw what Ford did and Cater did not do and what Reagan did and what bush did not do. But Clinton surprised me in a way I voted for him in his 2nd term did not vote for bush either time I wrote clinton in instead of Obama or romney. voted for Obama as he gave the vets good pay increases but when he turned his back on us after that I saw my evil deed and regretted my vote and swore then to never again vote for another Democrat and I will not ever vote for one again. I voted for Trump in 2016 and I will again in 2020 and whom ever runs against the democrats in 2024 I will never again vote for another baby killer democrat. As long as I live. it just will not ever happen again. i no longer trust a democrat.

  16. My hope is that forty of the Democrats in the house switch party’s right now they will save our democracy from further ruin by the radical leftist in there party this impeachment that is going on needs to be stoped dead in its tracks and all of all people need to realize that once a baby has a heart beat it is a person this crap that the baby has no rights needs to stop it is legalized murder and if you have legalized murder how can you try anyone for murder if you have it legal? No one should be in prison for murder if you are killing the innocent!!!

  17. Ms. Isabella Solis, I know how you feel. I’m 78 yrs. old and have been a lifelong Democrat for sixty years, I’ve worked for the party candidates going back to when I was 12 yrs. old as my family was active.

  18. The interesting thing is that democrats view themselves as a ‘grouping’- as though it is a genetic family trait -rather than a group that has the same beliefs. Isabella Solis is not the 1st, nor will she be the last, to leave the party. Ronald Reagan famously said “I didn’t leave the democrat party, the democrat party left me”. If people really understood what the democrats are, there would be droves and droves exiting. The democrats are HYPOCRITES….just look at how Nancy Pelosi ‘I’m a catholic and I wasn’t raised with hate’….and yet she spews hate and lies about Donald Trump. She is supposedly a catholic yet she is all for, not only abortion but infanticide up to and after the birth. As far as I know, the Catholic Church is supposed to be against abortion PERIOD!
    Somehow the democrats have brainwashed people into thinking that they are for the little people. WRONG….the democrats are only for POWER, their own power. And, for that power, they have been stepping all over the people they say they are representing for years!

  19. I don’t put much stock in these new conversions. If you used to be a Democrat and voted Democrat then it shows you are an idiot that is easily mislead. It means you could be easily fooled again. Like a leaf blowing in the wind. When these former Democrats leave the party they take their sick misguided views with them. Like people who move out of California to escape leftist policies, and bring their leftism with them. You can’t fix stupid.

  20. Moderate Democrats are just stupid people that can’t make the right choice. If they had an ounce of intelligence they wouldn’t be on the fence. They should have their voting right revoked too like the Trump supporters until they can demonstrate they have the necessary intelligence to make the correct choice. We need to amend the constitution or better yet scrap it and when we get control we will.

  21. You’ve got to hand it to the democrats. Since their inception I have never seen anyone work harder to destroy the moral fiber of our country and it’s citizens. Thank God the conservatives are fighting back just as hard to get us back on the right track. I am always heartened when I see another person realizing just how dreadful is the path down which the democrats are trying to lead us.

  22. I see a lot of real democrats leaving the liberal nut job party ..Its become more than far left ,actually it’s becoming dangerous .. also I like reading and posting comments ,but who gives a damn about Vasu Murty ,if you’re going too comment ,then make a comment ,nobody gives a damn about your half hour long speeches or comments ,its taking up too much space and TIME .

  23. Thousands if not a few million are walking away from the Democrats. The leaders are full of hot air and have no brains. Pelosi brags or hides behind her religion but she condones late term abortion??? Where is the Pope on her. He blathers about President Trump. Look at your own religion Pope.

  24. Absolutely there will be more defections. The democrats are fuc…g MORONS. Remember, the synonym for democrats is COLLECTIVE STUPID. Period. I suggest they all go to #walkaway on you tube and listen to some Republicans that were once democrats and see what they have to say. Don’t be like the saying goes; too soon stupid and too late smart. Get smart now.

  25. HOW CAN A CHRISTIAN BELIEVE IT IS ALRIGHT TO ABORT A CHILD.AND THAT IS THE WAY OF LIFE FOR A LOT OF THE DEMOCRAT’S.AND I BELIEVE THIS IS A START OF A CHANGE OF GOD’S BELIEVERS.

  26. The Demoncraps are ALREADY in serious trouble. The more they open their mouths, the more people see them for who they really are.

  27. They can’t be true Christians and vote or even be a democrat. If they say they are Christians and vote for democrats, they are absolute liars and the truth is not in them. My family and I have been to several churches that openly admit their support for democrats. They are nothing but hypocrites and liars and we don’t attend them churches once we know their support for democrats. So let me repeat loudly and clearly, if you vote for democrats and profess to be Christians, you are a liar and a hypocrite, plain and simple.

  28. Vasu, you are an absolute idiot. You can sugarcoat the party of filth and scum all you want but the democrat party is exactly that. They are the party of pure evil and hatred. They hate and despise anything and everything that is Godly. Why you think them barbarians are all for killing innocent precious babies, even after they are born now? If you don’t think that is evil then you are as much of a liar and hypocrite as the rest of them.

  29. Nice of her to finally catch up. I did so many years ago after they killed Kennedy and started pulling radical crap.

  30. It does no good to trade views here. We, for the most part, agree that the Democrat Party and all of its components are toxic to freedom and morality.

    Unfortunately, the average street running Democrat only gets their information and political orders from the Globalist/Communist Media. I see it in my everyday life. Democrats are as IGNORANT of reality as the day is long.

    They hear Trump-Impeach-Trump-Impeach on the Media 24/7 so without actually having a single Impeachable offense they trigger and start screaming “Impeach Trump”. Pin one down and ask them to list his “offenses” and they either go blank, just call you names and hang labels, or give you the old “I heard on the news …” gag.

    The biggest problem we have in this country right now is a criminally complicit LYING news media. What we have is NOT Freedom of the Press, the media is owned by our ENEMIES.

    Read Alinsky. It’s all in there.

  31. I’ll take it a step further, if you’re a Christian and vote for a Democrat not only are you a liar but you truly support Satan.

  32. Well, there ought not be home for Isabella Solis in the Republican Party either if she supports “red flag” laws, mandatory “buyback” programs, “assault weapons” bans, magazine capacity laws, suppressor bans or anything that even remotely goes against the right of the people to keep and bear arms. We don’t need anymore RINO! It does not matter how spiritually devout they are!

  33. once a liar always a lier,she just doesn’t want to be held accountable and thereby being voted out of office.Who did she vote for in the last election?That says it all.Wants to be a RINO only to save her lien butt.Whats next from her,ANOTHER POCAHONTAS?VOTE HER LIEN BUTT OUT!!!!

  34. I think that more and more Democrats (The “Blue Dogs”) are seeing the light and LEAVING, like Jeff Drew. When the Democrat Party is DECIMATED, they can ONLY look in the MIRROR and blame who the SEE. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  35. This country had been slowly moving toward evil, inhumane thoughts and actions since it’s inception, but since the 70s the pace has been increasing.
    Maybe only 20 years ago, not even the dregs of the medical profession would have gone along with the murder of a live infant, from a botched abortion, but now we have 40 million Democrats thinking it’s just fine. Dr. Mendele is leading the cheering section in Hell with this one. If the Apocalypse isn’t
    near, perhaps it should be!

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