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ralph wiggum
08-12-2008, 06:36 PM
Via Kay Steiger at Pushback:


It looks like the Democratic Party dropped the "safe, legal and rare" part of its platform on choice. The new platform (PDF), which was just released, puts less of an emphasis on the controversial abortion reduction framework. The section on choice reads as follows:

"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 empowers 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."



LINK (http://www.feministing.com/archives/010310.html)

nacho
08-12-2008, 06:48 PM
At least now they aren't being disingenuous in their immorality. The idea that abortion should be rare was a slip of conscience, a moment of realization that what happens in an abortion is not the innocent "just another medical procedure" bullshit they spout out the other side of their mouths.

Maybe, with the illogical wiggle-room snipped out, Dems with a sense of decency will recognize what they're supporting.