Skip to comments.Democrats ditch restraint on abortion
Posted on 09/06/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
After losing the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry had a piece of advice for his fellow Democrats: cool it on abortion.
Kerry told a group of liberals including the president of Emilys List and the new head of NARAL Pro-Choice America that Democrats needed to moderate their tone on the issue. According to Newsweek, Kerry said the party needed new ways to make people understand they didnt like abortion. He even suggested running more pro-life candidates.
The Massachusetts senator had an image of flip-flopping, but he had always been pro-choice. He frequently boasts that his maiden Senate speech was a defense of Roe v. Wade.
So Kerrys comments understandably shocked some of his liberal comrades. There was a gasp in the room, NARALs Nancy Keenan told Newsweek.
But many other pro-choice Democrats suspected Kerry was right. Even I have trouble explaining to my family that we are not about killing babies, said Donna Brazile, Gores 2000 presidential campaign manager.
In his book The Party of Death, published nearly two years later, Ramesh Ponnuru wrote that Democrats were committing assisted suicide.
After years in which Republicans had been warned that they needed to have a big tent on abortion, Ponnuru continued, suddenly it was the Democrats turn to hear that advice.
The Democrats gathered in Charlotte this week have obviously concluded its time to take down the big tent. That doesnt mean that the circus has left town: people are walking around dressed in vagina costumes and engaging in loose talk about a pro-life war on women.
This years Democratic platform endorses abortion on demand and, if necessary, at taxpayer expense. As The Weekly Standards John McCormack points out, public funding of abortion is as unpopular as Todd Akins position that abortion should be banned in cases of rape.
What restraint? Aborting a child shows an utter lack of restraint.
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