Skip to comments.G.O.P. Approves Strict Anti-Abortion Language in Party Platform
Posted on 08/21/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT by lbryce
Even as the Republican establishment continued to call for Representative Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his Senate race because of his comments on rape and abortion, Republicans approved platform language on Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
The anti-abortion plank, approved by the Republican platform committee Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla., was similar to the planks Republicans have included in their recent party platforms, which also called for a constitutional ban on abortions. The full convention is set to vote on the party's platform on Monday.
While Republican officials stressed that the plank did not go into granular details, saying that they were better left to the states, the language of the plank seems to leave little room for exceptions to the abortion ban. It states that "the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed."
"Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed," said the draft platform language approved Tuesday, which was first reported by CNN. "We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children."
The timing of the approval of the Republican anti-abortion plank was awkward for Mitt Romney, who has denounced Mr. Akin's comments about rape and abortion and who has said that he supports exceptions to allow abortions in cases of rape. And it comes as his selection of his running mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, was already drawing scrutiny for his support for a more absolute ban on abortions,
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There are no exceptions. The right to life is absolute. It's a black and white issue without shades of gray or nuances. God's admonition of "Thou shalt not murder" allows no escape clause. Mitt Romney needs to side with The Lord on this matter and not with Satan and his liberal allies. The Bible provides no variance whatsoever when it comes to the sacredness of human life.
Period. Full stop.
Life! Celebrate life!
I’m with you 110%. My sarcasm seemed to have been lost on you.
Great! My sarcasm seemed to have been lost on you.
My response was to the words in the original article. I did ping only for the purposes of calling attention to Romney's failure to adhere to moral absolutes. I hope we're square and that there are absolutely no hard feeling or any misunderstandings.
...and by the way, I thank you for posting the article.
Hard feeling or misunderstandings??!? You've been nothing but an absolute gentleman. It's been a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
That having been said, I would support a law that outlaws abortions except for in the cases of rape or incest, because it's a heck of a lot better than what we have now. And if that law was signed and held up, I would immediately start working on banning those remaining exceptions.
As much as I would love to have it another way, the game of politics is all about incrementalism. We have to stop the left-wing evil one small goal at a time.