With both major parties lacking clear support for the pro-life movement, Ben Domenech argues for case for a third party: The Party of Life. Charles Camosy, associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University, discussed the political climate for pro-lifers, and Richard Winger, editor of Ballot Access News, discussed the logistics and legal challenges to get third party candidates on the ballot at state and federal levels.
“We need a party that behaves and focuses on this issue. One that elevates the pro-life agenda at the centerpiece its campaign, and does so in critical contests across the country where it’s a close race between a Republican and a Democrat,” Domenech said.
Camosy said there is a surprising amount of pro-life common ground existing in the American electorate. “A lot of most people’s political commitments aren’t based on arguments or evidence…it’s more like a club or a tribe,” he said. “Pro-lifers for so many decades now…have just thought of the Republicans as their tribe.”