August 22, 2014

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Party’s support of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood is evident, reader says

This is regarding your “Be Our Guest” column in the Aug. 1 issue regarding Democrats embracing abortion.

The letter writer quotes from a Democratic platform to prove that the Democratic Party does not “embrace abortion.” May I quote from the same platform, notably the three sentences preceding hers, from 2012:

“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. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way.”

The Democratic Party works hand in glove with Planned Parenthood who, according to Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans, noted that for every 145 abortions that Planned Parenthood performs, they facilitate only one adoption referral.

Remember Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s reception of the Margaret Sanger Award in March of this year? Remember President Barack Obama’s speech at Planned Parenthood’s annual gala where he invoked God’s blessings on their continued work?

Abortion is getting neither safer nor rarer despite what you hear—note Dr. Kermit Gosnell and the nearly 56 million aborted babies to date.

The Democratic Party platform also specifically endorses embryonic stem-cell research, human life at its very earliest.

The definition of embrace is to “take up or adopt, to accept readily.” Does it fit?

- Lowell McLaughlin | Aurora

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