Richard M. Doerflinger worked for 36 years at the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is a fellow with the De Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, and an adjunct fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy with the National Catholic Bioethics Center.
Are there extremists on the fringe of the pro-life movement? Yes. But on the pro-abortion side, extremism is very much in the driver’s seat—and mainstream media protect it through bias and misinformation.
Voting for a pro-life president is not only about Supreme Court nominations, writes Richard M. Doerflinger. State laws restricting abortion, conscience protections and the ban on federal funding of abortion are also at stake.
Since the Affordable Care Act became law in March 2010, the two chambers of Congress have held diametrically opposed views. The House, under Republican control since 2011, has voted many times to repeal the entire act; the Democratic-controlled Senate has resisted changes.The Catholic bishops’
The November 2002 elections were notable for at least two reasons. First, they improved the position of the party holding the White House in both chambers of Congressan almost unheard-of event in an off-year Congressional election. Republicans slightly increased their majority in the House of Repres