Dem platform backs taxpayers subsidies for abortion through birth

posted at 11:21 am on September 4, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Democrats released their approved platform last night, a curious Labor Day exercise considering the results.  With unemployment the chief concern of voters in this election, how often does the word “unemployment” appear in the DNC document?  BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski counted, and found only three mentions;abortion got four.  What other terms outplay the biggest issue in this election?  Andrew finds a few interesting comparisons in his pictorial:

  • Joe Biden – 1 time
  • Osama bin Laden – 4 times
  • Romney – 22 times
  • Auto – 15 times
  • Jobs – 77 times
  • Obama – 111 times

Here are a couple that Andrew missed:

  • Fair share – 9 times
  • Contraception – 3 times

It seems that contraception is as important to this document as unemployment, abortion slightly more important, and redistribution three times more of an issue for Democrats as unemployment.

Speaking of abortions, John McCormack notes that Democrats have taken an extreme position on the issue by refusing to limit their support to the first trimester and to push for taxpayer subsidies for abortions:

The 2012 Democratic party will officially adopt an extreme position on the issue of abortion on Tuesday. According to a copy of the party platform, which was released online just before midnight on Monday, “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.”

That last part–”regardless of ability to pay”–is an endorsement of taxpayer-funded abortions, a policy that President Obama has personally endorsed. …

The 2012 Democratic party also endorses an unrestricted right to abortion-on-demand. According to the platform, on the issue of abortion “there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way.”

No place at all, huh?  Remember when Bill Clinton pushed his party into supporting a policy to make abortion “safe, legal, and rare,” a position that appeared in their platform through 2004?  Democrats don’t.  There is no longer any such language in their platform, which should inform voters that Democrats not only don’t want to make abortion rare, they want taxpayers footing the bill for them.


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lorien1973 on September 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM

After a hundred tries I think I’ve got it.

Mucho thankee.

1921 C DRUM on September 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Mark II.

1921 C DRUM on September 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM

On Meet the Press this past Sunday, Newt pushed Tom Friedman on the issue of late term abortion. Newt stated that the Democrats are for an extreme view on abortion, which would allow for late term abortions. Newt then stated that this position was “indefensible”. Friedman didn’t want to touch it, but Newt kept pushing. Friedman eventually stated that he thought that it was a defensible position.

Of course, that empty suit David Gregory didn’t want to touch this one, and as expected, failed to follow up on the comment.

HarryBackside on September 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

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I’m proudly Catholic. The Catechism of the Catholic Church presents the sanctity of human life from conception through to natural death as one of the core tenets of my faith. Doesn’t forcing me on pain of imprisonment to pay for abortions prohibit the free exercise of my religion?

Trafalgar on September 4, 2012 at 1:03 PM

The platform contradicts itself entirely. They are very clear that

According to the platform, on the issue of abortion “there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way.”

but then they say that a woman shouldn’t be restricted because of her inability to pay. So, the government can’t say no to women who can’t afford abortions – that would be wrong, but can say ‘no’ to those of us who find it morally offensive to contribute to such violent and heinous acts against the unborn. They can’t get ‘in the way’ of a woman NOT having an abortion, but can get in the way of violating my exercise of religious freedom?

Here’s a thought.. why doesn’t the DNC start a 501c3 and allow people who WISH to pay for late term abortions for those who cannot afford it make a charitable donation to do so. How long do you think such a charity might last or raise?

Is this really what our country has been reduced to? We can’t pass a budget through our Democrat controlled Senate, but we want to propose that taxpayers fund women’s late term abortions. I would like to see Cecile Richards throw that out there in her speech and see what kind of response it gets.

Please forward this to every person you know who plans to vote Democrat and ask them what they think. I don’t know how Obama explains to his daughters that he referred to children as ‘burdens’.

joadard on September 4, 2012 at 1:05 PM

HarryBackside on September 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Friedman gave one the most chicken sh!t responses I have ever seen in my life. He knows there is no defensible moral position for abortion. Or more accurately, he knows there is no defensible position that a majority of Americans would find acceptable.

NotCoach on September 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Democrats, the LSM, and their buddy Toure are sicker than we thought:

Sick moral bankruptcy: Racist Touré: ‘Girls, get your abortions now in case GOP wins’

GrannyDee on September 4, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Meanwhile Part 3!
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Federal judge orders Massachusetts Dept of Correction to provide taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate – @AP

29 mins ago from http://www.huffingtonpost.com by editor

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120904/us-inmate-sex-change/

canopfor on September 4, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Here’s a thought.. why doesn’t the DNC start a 501c3 and allow people who WISH to pay for late term abortions for those who cannot afford it make a charitable donation to do so. How long do you think such a charity might last or raise?

Have you seen what leftists give to charity on their schedule A’s?

Have you seen how they are mostly deadbeats on their taxes?

Leftists are only generous with other people’s money.

jukin3 on September 4, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I actually have friends who believe that taxpayers should subsidize a woman’s purported right to an abortion right up through birth.

Nevertheless, I think we conservatives sometimes hurt our own arguments when we misconstrue or overstate the arguments that liberals actually make (even though we may know that they mean something else). In this regard, I do not see where, as the headline states, “Dem platform backs taxpayers subsidies for abortion through birth”

So, I repeat here the the comment by Buy Danish:

Speaking of abortions, John McCormack notes that Democrats have taken an extreme position on the issue by refusing to limit their support to the first trimester and to push for taxpayer subsidies for abortions:

Then we learn:

“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.”

Theoretically, Roe V. Wade only covers the first trimester so if they support Roe they should be “limiting support” to the first trimester.

Buy Danish on September 4, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Ira on September 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM

“The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy,through no fault of her own, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”

FIXORD!!!

You know because there has to be that in every single item that productive people should pay for.

jukin3 on September 4, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Unless, or until, we the taxpayers get to determine who has sex, how often, and with whom, then we shouldn’t have to pay for any of the consequences or decisions that have to be made as a direct result of the sex that is taking place. The same people that like to scream and protest for us to leave their bodies alone have no problem forcing the cost of their lifestyle or cost of their decisions upon us. Shameful. I hope and pray that every Catholic, if not every Christian, considers deeply the wretchedness of the Democratic party and their position on this issue.

HoosierStateofMind on September 4, 2012 at 1:26 PM

The next time a lib expresses delight in the fact that all full-on, ‘free’ abortions are included in the Dem platform (forcing us unbelievers to pay for it, natch) …

PRETEND that the GOP platform calls for taxpayer supported ‘gay healing camps’, and that would mean THEIR $$ will support those !! Cool, huh ??
BTW, you might have to actually explain that concept to them.

(Disclaimer: I DO NOT BELIEVE IN THOSE, AND OF COURSE IT’S NOT IN THE PLATFORM .. they’ll just sort of believe it is probably buried in there somewhere, because the GOP is SOOO extreme, and all).

Step way back after you tell them that, to avoid the brain fragments.

Libs are fun to play with, sometimes. :-)

pambi on September 4, 2012 at 1:26 PM

“The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy,through no fault of her own, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”

FIXORD!!!

You know because there has to be that in every single item that productive people should pay for.

jukin3 on September 4, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I have a very liberal friend who strongly believes this. In fact, she constantly argues for blaming only the men involved because they won’t keep their zippers up!

Typical abortion-loving Lib logic.

GrannyDee on September 4, 2012 at 1:28 PM

GrannyDee on September 4, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Such liberating logic, isn’t it? Apparently women are mentally incapable of controlling themselves in liberal la la land. So much for feminism. It is rather shocking how modern day feminism has adopted the idea that the government should take the place of a domineering man in their lives.

NotCoach on September 4, 2012 at 1:36 PM

NotCoach on September 4, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Her comments on abortion and all things Lib (such as people are racists because they don’t support His Highness) drive me crazy. In fact, I’ve had to distance myself from her since April because I couldn’t take it anymore.

GrannyDee on September 4, 2012 at 1:45 PM

they are essentially an atheistic orgiastic death cult, so it is no surprise that what they value most is sex & death. Children must be sacrificed to ensure good crops freedom for women. Sex must be entirely separated from any idea of childbearing, and human autonomy in the form of sexual deviancy must be celebrated. that is what they are about, although most don’t think of it in those stark terms. Boil it down to the essence though, and that is what you find.

theblackcommenter on September 4, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Sounds like this is something Ed could get behind since he endorsed Rick Santorum for president. Santorum, as you may not know, boasted on national television of his votes to support funding for Planned Parenthood.

Dante on September 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I cry for all the unborn that were not given the right to live.

How is this any different than 2 Kings 16:3; 21:6?

avagreen on September 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I’m proudly Catholic. The Catechism of the Catholic Church presents the sanctity of human life from conception through to natural death as one of the core tenets of my faith. Doesn’t forcing me on pain of imprisonment to pay for abortions prohibit the free exercise of my religion?

Trafalgar on September 4, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Why yes, Trafalgar. Yes it does. As does forcing Christian men and women to participate in homosexual ‘weddings’, by forcing them to photograph them, or make cakes for them, or rent out rooms in their homes/bed and breakfasts, etc….

I pray for the many self professed ‘Catholics’ and other Christians who are Democrats. I fear the time I have to stand before the Just Judge, but I can’t imagine trying to defend my support of that evil platform/party.

pannw on September 4, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I am a Christian (raised southern Baptist) and I don’t want to support abortion either. If my husband and I pay taxes some of that money will be used for abortion. If we don’t pay taxes the government might throw us in jail and the state will take our children, including our disabled child, and indoctrinate them with sinful, liberal values. The government is putting Christians in an impossible position. Either way we will be in the wrong no matter what we do.

sherrimae on September 4, 2012 at 10:05 PM

These politically correct imbeciles haven’t noticed that the declining birth rate among western European nations and the rising birth rate among immigrant Islamic minorities (caused by a prohibition of abortion and improved medical treatment) have essentially resulted in a new Islamic Europe. While I, like Clinton, believe that abortion must be avaiable, affordable, and rare, if it is an option for every pregnancy, how soon will it be before we are in the same situation?

georgeofthedesert on September 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM

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