New (Still Leaky) Abortion Plank

So the Democrats have a new abortion plank in their party platform.  Here’s the old one:

Because we believe in the privacy and equality of women, we stand proudly for a woman’s right to choose, consistent with Roe v. Wade, and regardless of her ability to pay. We stand firmly against Republican efforts to undermine that right. At the same time, we strongly support family planning and adoption incentives. Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.

Here’s the new one:

The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.The Democratic Party also strongly supports access to affordable family planning services and comprehensive age-appropriate sex education which empower people to make informed choices and live healthy lives. We also recognize that such health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions. The Democratic Party also strongly supports a woman’s decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre and post natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs.

Other than having more words and including typical Democratic, nanny-style programming, what’s the difference?  In spite of the apparent happiness among left-leaning political Christians and some pro-life Democrats (I know they call themselves that, but they’re still on the outside looking in), I think the new one’s worse.  Now, they don’t just oppose “Republican efforts to undermine” a woman’s “right” to “choose,” now they oppose “any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”  The Democrats, beholden to NARAAL, Planned [Fewer Parents], et al., will not brook any compromise.  No weakening of the full 9 month abortion license will be allowed.

The Democratic Party also strongly supports access to affordable family planning services and comprehensive age-appropriate sex education which empower people to make informed choices and live healthy lives.

This simply translates as “The Democratic Party also strongly supports [Planned (Childlessness)].”

What is different?  Simply this sentence:

The Democratic Party also strongly supports a woman’s decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre and post natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs.

Well, isn’t that special?  The Democratic Party now supports childbearing.  Well, great, because we were all waiting on pins and needles for the Democratic Party’s approval of childbirth–not to mention hospitals, clinics, parenting classes, welfare, and caring adoption programs (as opposed to the uncaring ones).  Now we can get on with doing all those things…that are already being done.

The people who are opposed to abortion and smiling about this new plank are simply trying to convince themselves that the Democrats don’t support the murder of unborn children completely.  Except they do; and pro-life Democrats are still fooling themselves.

Timotheos

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3 thoughts on “New (Still Leaky) Abortion Plank

  1. The sad truth is, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have made any difference.
    The Democrats are saying “we support the existing policy”
    The Republicans (who say they oppose it) aren’t really making any waves or progress reversing Roe v. Wade.
    Both the current Presidential candidates support killing babies for the purpose of stem cell research.
    It is an ugly time to be an American.

  2. I consider the two Supreme Court justices appointed by Pres. Bush to be a positive thing. The biggest indicator that they are good is the fact that PP, etc. opposed the nominations. It will be the same thing with the next president who has the chance to appoint SCUSA justices. I trust McCain with that job far more than Obama.

    Tim

  3. Whether new language or the old, the Democrat Party, has had pro-(murder by)-abortion language in its platform since 1976 and the platform has supported government funding for murdering unborn children since 1984.

    The 40+ million murders of unborn children in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade are nothing less than genocidal murder and treason committed predominantly by these judges, politicians and political party supporters, abortion doctors, providers, and related businesses.

    Pro-life groups, judges, and politicians need to go beyond merely overturning Roe v. Wade and start advocating and planning for the U.S. to set up a Nuremberg-style trial to try, convict, and execute justice on those people who have been chiefly responsible for such capital crimes against humanity.

    If pro-life groups do not begin to advocate, support, and demand such trials for justice against the thousands of pro-abortion leaders, they obliterate their own claim to being opposed to murder-by-abortion, and reduce their pro-life preference to an equivalent one of chosing which colored socks to put on. If abortion is wrong because it is murder, rather than wearing the wrong color of socks, then a pro-life position must truly be a decision for justice.

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