July 7, 2008


Are Democrats backpedaling on abortion rights?: As feminist Obama supporters, we believe Clinton voters will come around -- but not if the party adopts an abortion reduction strategy. (Kate Michelman, Frances Kissling, 7/07/08, Salon)

[I]t's so remarkable that in recent weeks, Democrats, including Sojourners founder Jim Wallis, have suggested that the party may need to take another crack at tempering its strong platform support for abortion rights by making "abortion reduction ... a central Democratic Party plank in this election." In a recent interview with ABC News, Wallis said he planned to talk to his "good friend" Barack Obama about an abortion reduction plank, and said he had discussed the idea with party chairman Howard Dean and had the support of at least one member of the Platform Committee, the Rev. Tony Campolo. "Abortion reduction should be a central Democratic Party plank in this election," Wallis told ABC News. "I'll just say that flat out." [...]

[T]elling women that the Democrats' commitment to abortion rights is what should drive their vote, while simultaneously suggesting, as Wallis and his allies do, that given the choice, having a baby is a more moral choice than abortion, will be understood for what it is: condescending and sexist.

It's always a good thing to remind the Decent Left that, whatever lies they tell themselves so they can sleep at night, they're just enabling the Party of Death.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 7, 2008 10:16 AM

Recall that to the Effendi, a child is a "punishment." Was he lyomg then, or is he lying now?u

Posted by: Lou Gots at July 7, 2008 5:31 PM

Lou, you were doing so well until that second sentence... :-)

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at July 8, 2008 12:57 AM
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