Press Releases and Statements

DEMOCRATS FOR LIFE ISSUES CHALLENGES TO ADDRESS RAMIFICATIONS OF TEXAS HEARTBEAT LAW

Washington, D.C., September 7, 2021 --  Democrats for Life of America congratulates the state of Texas as its heartbeat law took effect on September 1, 2021. DFLA particularly appreciates State Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. (a coauthor of the legislation) and State Representative Ryan Guillen, two Democratic members of the Texas State Legislature who voted for Senate Bill 8, as the law is popularly known.  “We herald the first implementation of a heartbeat law, which prohibits abortion after a preborn child’s heartbeat can be detected, as a huge step forward for the culture of life in the state of Texas and the entire United States of America,” said Kristen Day, executive director, Democrats...

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Statement on Supreme Court Allowing Texas Law to Go into Effect

By Sophie Trist, DFLA Messaging Director I am encouraged that the Supreme Court has allowed the Texas law to go into effect. It shows that the high court is finally reckoning with its disastrous decision in Roe v. Wade, which has cost over sixty million lives. But by emphasizing surveillance and punishment over restoration and healing, the Texas law is not giving pregant people the compassionate care and community support that will make the violence of abortion unthinkable. Though I am tentatively optimistic that this law will serve as the first step toward a more pro-life future, Texas and the rest of the world still have much work to do to achieve restorative, human-centered justice sy...

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DFLA Statement on the Devastation Caused by Hurricane Ida

Democrats For Life of America sends its heartfelt condolences to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Ida. We mourn the loss of life the storm has caused from Louisiana all the way to the Northeast. To the families and friends of the victims, we send our thoughts and prayers. To everyone who suffered displacement or damage due to the storm, we extend our solidarity.  We are grateful for how swiftly the government and civil society have responded to this crisis. As both entities are necessary to respond to a challenge of this magnitude, we urge both to continue working together until all the damage from the storm has been repaired. 

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