Richard M. Doerflinger worked for 36 years at the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is a Fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden vows to “codify Roe v. Wade,” and his running mate, Kamala Harris, has sponsored legislation that would override state laws and require the coverage of elective abortions by all federal health programs.
Politics & Society Short Take
Richard M. DoerflingerSeptember 23, 2020
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.
Arts & Culture Books
Richard M. DoerflingerOctober 22, 2018
Two questions arise: First, is Dean Koontz to be listed among serious novelists at all? Second, what makes him a Catholic novelist?
Richard M. DoerflingerMarch 26, 2014
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’
Richard M. DoerflingerNovember 19, 2012
An abortion policy most Americans can embrace
Richard M. DoerflingerJune 09, 2003
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