Skip to comments.Abortion, Gay Marriage Top DNC Agenda
Posted on 09/04/2012 5:38:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
CHARLOTTE The Democratic National Convention began in earnest Tuesday morning and part of the first day's business will be to adopt the party platform, which for the first time includes support of gay marriage while reinforcing prior language that supports abortion rights. "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," states the DNC platform document.
Democrats will use the abortion issue to highlight differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney during the last 63 days of the presidential election. However, party officials have said several times during the past few days that the word "abortion" will not be heard much. Instead, speakers will use the phrase "protecting a woman's right to choose" in order to appeal to the 3 million or so independent voters up for grabs in key states including North Carolina.
In other words, abortion will not be about abortion.
Several female speakers will take to the podium in Charlotte in any effort to downplay any bump that the GOP may have gotten from their all-star lineup of women elected officials and candidates such as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Utah Congressional candidate Mia Love.
Slated to speak during the DNC are Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards and Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke who will tell voters that the Romney/Ryan ticket will be anti-woman.
It is not clear how or if they will use Rep. Todd Akin's comment last month about "legitimate rape" in floor speeches or if they will simply have their surrogates remind reporters about his comments while trying to tie the Missouri Senate candidate to Gov. Romney.
The other issue Democrats have included in their party's platform for the first time ever is the hot-button topic of same-sex marriage. Until he publicly announced his support in late May, President Obama enjoyed sitting on the fence when it came to gay marriage and did not have to run the risk of alienating more moderate Democrats and independents who may support traditional marriage.
The DNC platform on gay marriage will read: "We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference." The platform opposes "federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection under the law to same-sex couples."
The Republican Party platform affirms the "rights of states and the federal government not to recognize same-sex marriage. It backs a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
On Tuesday morning the LGBT Caucus met at the Charlotte Convention Center and heard from a number of speakers including Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius who was formerly the governor of Kansas.
Sebelius told those gathered that if Romney were elected "a big tide would wash away LGBT rights." Some in the crowd also yelled out "President Sebelius," as she took the podium. In addition, she said that the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare was a significant victory for LGBT Americans.
Approximately 550 of the delegates at this year's Democratic Convention are homosexual, including 30 who are members of the National Committee.
Kitty Lambert-Rudd who is attending with her legally wed wife from New York, said she did not believe that the religious beliefs held by many Republicans should get in the way of the Obama administration in their efforts to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
"How do you tell 10 percent of the population that they have no rights," Lambert-Rudd told The Christian Post. However, experts dispute the number that 10 percent of Americans are LGBT, instead saying that number is closer to three percent.
Vote for murder and perversion of God’s word! Obama 2012!!!
“We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.”
That’s mighty big of them.
An administration whose entire reason for existence is the death of babies and sexual perversion, cannot be long for this world.
Murder and sexual deviancy! That’s one hell of an agenda you got there Skippy!
If all there was was gay marriage they’d never have to worry about abortion (or the next generation for that fact).
RE: Vote for murder and perversion of Gods word! Obama 2012!!!
See also here:
DNC Removes all references to “God” in Party Platform...
“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,” states the DNC platform document. “
American liberals, making other people pay for their behaviors since the 1960s.
I think I read they dropped God from their platform.
How are these morons above 5% in the polls?
they have already began banding together the “Whores for obama” plank starting with flook. don’t think is should be pronounced as “fluk”. she appears to be a “fluke”.
we should not have any say so what they do in their own bedrooms, they just want us to pay for it.
The nation is $16 trillion in debt and rising, the currency is rapidly losing value, unemployment remains high, we facs a growing energy shortage, many Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless, and the DemocRATS can’t think of anything better to do than this? That alone shows they aren’t serious about our nation’s real problems and are thus unfit for public office.
Complete diversionary tactic for a candidate who cannot run on his record.
We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.
For now. That’ll change. Somehow I think the mosques will always be exempt though.
” regardless of ability to pay,”
AND THIS is the key to the whole abortion issue. It is why it is even mentioned.
The owners of PP clinics want GUARANTEED PAYMENT for ALL ABORTIONS PERFORMED. The Owners of PP clinics donate to the party that allows them to perform unlimited and ‘government funded’ abortions. That same party encourages irresponsible sex, underage sex. Because it promises more unwanted pregnancies. MORE MONEY MORE MONEY MORE MONEY.
If you don’t understand that is what it is about, then you have no chance against them.
If they continue their ways they will not go to heaven.
They have a choice and it’s not called Pro-Choice.
“Women! Look what we ‘rats have done for YOU!!! You may not be able to find work... or your husband either (although we downplay that “dog whistle” term ‘husband’)... but by Satan, Barack Hussein Obama will GUARANTEE you the right to KILL YOUR OFFSPRING so THEY won’t have to endure the world we’re leaving you...”
What I’ve seen so far of the ‘rats party I simply find depressing. And angry! So much anger.
Is it just me, or is that auditorium packed with ugly dykes? I’ve never seen so many butch women in one place in my entire life.
Perhaps they found something else to worship.
You know, I don’t care a wit what is on the Dem platform. They have been the Demoncratic Party for years.
What I care about is that the GOP Platform is conservative, but NOBODY running is fully following it! Those that do are branded “extreme.” So, it is so much noise with no meaning.
Most Dems aren’t onboard fully with the DEM platform. However, that - like I said - isn’t my concern. I’m a Republican. When candidates running as GOP don’t remotely follow the platform.....that ticks me off royal.
Most of us conservatives are associated with the GOP. Let us clean up our own house first. It is time those candidates calling themselves Republican....stand by and follow the platform. IF they cannot, then they shouldn’t be able to call themselves Republicans.
The Demoncrats can (and probably will) go to Hell! We need to keep the GOP from doing the same!
Because we have a voting population of 50% that are morons themselves?