Democrat Platform Backs Tax-funded, Partial-birth Abortions

By:  Alex Newman
09/05/2012
       
Democrat Platform Backs Tax-funded, Partial-birth Abortions

The Democratic Party officially supports jamming scissors into an innocent partially born baby’s tiny skull before vacuuming its brain out through a tube and disposing of the body — the horrifying practice known as “partial-birth abortion,” long backed by President Obama — a draft version of its platform revealed. Taxpayers, meanwhile, should be expected to pay for the barbaric procedure, Democrats said in their platform, almost universally expected to be adopted at the Democratic National Convention. And the American people’s money must also continue unconstitutionally flowing to abortion and lobbying giant Planned Parenthood no matter what.

The Democratic Party officially supports jamming scissors into an innocent partially born baby’s tiny skull before vacuuming its brain out through a tube and disposing of the body — the horrifying practice known as “partial-birth abortion,” long backed by President Obama — a draft version of its platform revealed. Taxpayers, meanwhile, should be expected to pay for the barbaric procedure, Democrats said in their platform, almost universally expected to be adopted at the Democratic National Convention. And the American people’s money must also continue unconstitutionally flowing to abortion and lobbying giant Planned Parenthood no matter what.

The Democratic Party platform’s language supporting taxpayer-funded abortions and the barbaric partial-birth abortion procedure, unsurprisingly, drew swift condemnation from analysts, pro-life activists and others. The party convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, is already being dubbed the “Celebration of Abortion.” But among Democrats, opposition to the controversial and extreme positions is growing as well. Even some abortion proponents believe the platform should be re-worked to specifically exclude support for tax-funding and the killing of newborns, or at least include a caveat calling for the practice to be “rare.”

Of course, most Americans are pro-life with about 80 percent supporting restrictions on abortion, polls have consistently found in recent years. Public surveys show that almost 75 percent of Americans oppose using public funds for abortions, too. Polls also reveal that even rank-and-file Democrat Party members remain overwhelmingly opposed to the killing of newborn children in the eighth or ninth month of pregnancy (babies can survive outside of the womb as early as five months into the pregnancy). In fact, about 60 percent of Democrats support a ban on the practice, according to a 2011 Gallup study.

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Photo of preparations on the stage for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina: AP Images

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