Prolife Democrats

An oxymoron?


Paul Wellstone was my friend and mentor, but he was not my candidate in Minnesota’s 2002 senatorial campaign that brought about his tragic death. I supported Norm Coleman, an erstwhile Democrat who had been driven out of the party because he’s prolife. Coleman ultimately was elected in a close race with Wellstone’s successor, former Vice President Walter Mondale. Mondale aggressively championed abortion rights, and Coleman won with heavy...

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About the Author

John D. Hagen Jr. practices law in Minneapolis.