Aggressive Abortion Stance Central to Democratic Platform

By:  Dave Bohon
09/10/2012
       
Aggressive Abortion Stance Central to Democratic Platform

 While the Democratic Party re-invited God to its convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, it has continued to ignore the sixth of His Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:13). Center-stage throughout the convention was the emphatic declaration that the Democratic Party “strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”

While the Democratic Party re-invited God to its convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, it has continued to ignore the sixth of His Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:13). Center-stage throughout the convention was the emphatic declaration that the Democratic Party “strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”

In fact, pro-life leaders are saying that this year's platform ranks as the most aggressively pro-abortion platform in the party's history. “What we’re seeing is the abortion lobby taking over an entire political party,” Elizabeth Graham, director of Texas Right to Life, told LifeSiteNews.com. “The Democratic National Committee’s revised platform calls for unrestricted abortion on demand, at any time during pregnancy, and on the taxpayer’s dime. That’s been the abortion lobby’s goal all along.”

While 72 percent of Americans say they oppose tax-funded abortion, the Democrats are moving in the opposite direction. While for years the party platform called for abortion to be safe, legal, and “rare,” that last qualifier was removed from this year's abortion plank. As the rest of the nation puzzles over such practical concerns as how to re-ignite a faltering economy, the Democrats have fixated on issues that much the nation finds morally objectionable. The Washington Examiner noted that the Democratic Party platform “mentions abortion more times (four) than unemployment (three). It mentions 'gay'/'LGBT' more times (six) than debt (five).”

A healthy segment of Democrats have expressed strong opposition to their party's aggressive abortion stance, led, as noted by The New American, by a group called Democrats for Life of America. The group's executive director, Kristen Day, promised that “for the good of the Democratic Party, we will continue to advocate that the platform language should reflect the true diversity of views within the Democratic Party. Our message is simple: If you are pro-life and a Democrat, you can make a difference, thus the case for recognition. Inclusion can make a critical difference in this fall’s election.”

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Photo: Pro-abortion advocate Carolyn Kennedy addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 6, 2012: AP Images

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