Pointing to recent statements by prominent Democrats, a longtime pro-life leader questions if there's a place in that party for the faithful and supporters of life.
On September 6, U.S. senators grilled Amy Barrett, President Trump's nominee for the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, during confirmation hearings. During those hearings, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) expressed grave concerns that Barrett – a professor at Notre Dame Law School and a devout Catholic – is a Catholic in good standing.
"When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you – and that's of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for, for years in this country," Feinstein said.
Judie Brown of the American Life League was shocked at Feinstein's remarks.
"The fact that she said that it was her opinion that the 'dogma' formed this woman's faith just appalls me," Brown shares with OneNewsNow. "What forms Dianne Feinstein's faith? The devil. So of course if this nominee for the court is inspired by the words of Christ, God bless her."
Then in her just-released book, Hillary Clinton contends that for Democrats – and for her personally – abortion is "sacrosanct" and there's "no room" for negotiation on the issue, a position that effectively pushes pro-lifers out of the picture. Brown says that's the fundamental argument feminists have promoted – i.e., that one must follow the party line, whatever that happens to be at any given time.
"And today, in 2017, feminism equals the support of abortion, transgenderism, gay rights, you name it. If it's bad, they support it," the pro-life leader says. "So if these women are going to be held up as icons of the Democratic Party, we should see a rush out of the Democratic Party by men who still consider themselves to be men."
According to Brown, the faithful and pro-lifers are being hammered by the Democratic Party "to shame them into silence – which is the same thing fascists want."
Democrats for Life responded to Feinstein's treatment of Barrett with its own criticism:
"Democratic leaders remain so committed to protecting abortion from even minimal threats that they'll trample on other principles to do so. A nominee repeatedly makes it clear that she won't impose her personal beliefs as a judge – that she'll remove herself from a case if she faces a conflict of conscience. But Democrats still reject her because they think that she has strong personal religious beliefs ('dogma').
"It's another example of how the Democratic Party loses its way when it focuses on protecting rigid abortion-rights ideology to the exclusion of all other principles."