Bill Donohue comments on how the Democratic National Convention is addressing the issue of abortion:
Over the past decade, there has been a raging argument in pro-abortion circles over messaging: Should they be discreet talking about abortion, or should they wear their pride on their sleeves? This week, the latter path has been on display at the Democratic National Convention.
On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards was the first speaker at this event to drop the dreaded “A” word: instead of talking euphemistically about “reproductive rights,” she spoke about abortion. Good for her—let’s have an honest discussion. Now she needs to tell us what is being aborted.
Last night, NARAL Pro-Choice president Ilyse Hogue told the crowd how she handled a pregnancy years ago. “I wanted a family, but it was the wrong time. I made the decision that was best for me—to have an abortion….” She did not say whether it was best for her baby. But no matter, when she finished her confession, she paused, waiting for applause. There was little of it. My only regret is that her speech was not given during prime time—it really should have been.
These two abortion advocates are not an anomaly. Indeed, they are very much in step with the Democratic Party Platform. The 2016 Platform breaks ranks with all previous party positions on abortion by calling for a repeal of the Hyde Amendment. It now wants to force taxpayers to pay for abortion.
In 1975, atheist Anne Nicoll Gaylord published a book titled, Abortion Is A Blessing. It was endorsed by feminists Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem. Friedan previously had close ties to the Communist Party, and Steinem had an abortion when she was 22. In 2009, Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, an Episcopalian priest, also boasted that “Abortion is a blessing.” Are the Democrats now ready to join this merry band of abortion enthusiasts?
This is my answer to the Democratic Party of abortion enthusiasts.
I am against killing the innocent unborn babies in the womb and out of the womb. Abortion kills an innocent child. You cannot candy coat that. A child dies. Society wants us to believe that it is right because it is legal, that is far from the truth. Statics show that most Americans are against abortion if they have seen an abortion. Laws need to be changed so that the innocent babies in the womb can live their life with out danger. Let us begin to understand in this coming up election, voting for abortion enthusiasts Hilary will mean more babies will die at the hand of the paid abortionist because she is pro-abortion and is a big advocate for plan parenthood who performs abortions at their clinics.. Do we really want to know we voted to make this happen. Abortion is not a blessing it is death of an innocent child who would have been born to live out its life.