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Abortion Leader Confirms that Democratic Platform is More Pro-Abortion than Ever
LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/15/08 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

Posted on 08/15/2008 3:21:54 PM PDT by wagglebee

NEW YORK, August 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-Abortion leader Francis Kissling has published an article acknowledging that the new Democratic Party platform favors the cause of abortion and sex education, even more so than in previous years.

Kissling notes that the new platform "derives its moral authority from 'a woman's right to choose safe and legal abortion'", unlike older ones that spoke merely of "privacy."

She is also delighted that the platform makes no mention of making abortion "rare", and for the first time mentions "sex education", which is frequently used to promote contraception, abortion, "alternative sexual lifestyles" and extra-marital sex.

"A notable omission is the Clintonian phrase 'safe, legal and rare,' replaced by a more honest and modest goal of reducing unintended pregnancy through better health care, family planning and comprehensive sex education. Sex education was not even mentioned in the old Platform," Kissling writes.

Kissling dismisses the claim recently made by some Obama supporters that the new platform has pro-life elements: "The progressive pro-life desire to see the Platform commit to reducing abortions was subtly undercut; this year, the Platform merely 'recognizes' that sex ed, family planning and good health care will have the effect of reducing the need for abortion."

"In all other areas, the Platform uses strong language of commitment: the Party 'strongly and unequivocally supports Roe' and 'strongly supports access to affordable family planning services'," she writes. "Even the Platform's support for pre and post natal care and income support for women who have children is properly framed as a right on its own and not as a means to reducing the need for abortion."

Kissling is the founder of "Catholics for a Free Choice", an organization repeatedly condemned by the Catholic Church for deceiving Catholics into believing that the pro-abortion position is compatible with their religion.

In addition to its statements about the new Democratic Party platform, the article is also notable for the clear tone of annoyance aimed at the growth of a "progressive pro-life" movement within the Democratic Party.

Kissling's article is entitled, "Progressive, Pro-Life, and Full of Yourself", which takes the rare step of acknowledging the term "pro-life" instead of the abortion movement's label of preference - "anti-choice."

"The biggest disappointment the PPers (Pro-Life Progressives) acknowledged about the Platform was that it did not moralize about abortion. But (Jim) Wallis took solace in the belief that the plank makes room for people with 'moral convictions about abortion' - as if those of us who support the right to choose have no moral conviction that undergirds our respect for choice," Kissling says.

After decades of struggling to achieve social legitimacy for abortion, Kissling and fellow pro-abortion leader Kate Michaelman published a statement earlier this year expressing their frustration at having lost the moral high ground in the debate over what they call "reproductive health" - a euphemism that includes abortion on demand - and noted that the pro-life movement is gaining ground.

"In recent years, the antiabortion movement successfully put the nitty-gritty details of abortion procedures on public display, increasing the belief that abortion is serious business and that some societal involvement is appropriate. Those who are pro-choice have not convinced America that we support a public discussion of the moral dimensions of abortion," they wrote in January of this year.

Related Links:

Progressive, Pro-Life and Full of Yourself
http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2008/08/14/progressive-pr...

Abortion's Battle of Messages
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-kissling22jan22,0,...

Previous LifeSiteNews Coverage:

Abortion Leaders Admit that Pro-Life Arguments are Convincing
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jan/08012407.html

Abortionists Admit Humanity of Unborn; Now Claiming Right to Feel Good About Killing
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/feb/06022810.html



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008dncconvention; abortion; democrats; dncplatform; election; electionpresident; elections; moralabsolutes; obama; proaborts; prolife; soetoro
It makes sense, Obama is the most pro-abortion politician in American history.
1 posted on 08/15/2008 3:21:55 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 08/15/2008 3:22:21 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 08/15/2008 3:22:51 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

It makes sense, Obama is the most pro-abortion politician in American history.
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And without any doubt, the most MARXIST politician in American history -— at least on a publicly advertised basis. And boy, does the MSM ever shovel as much dirt as they can to “hide” that REALITY.


4 posted on 08/15/2008 3:30:09 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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5 posted on 08/15/2008 3:31:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: wagglebee

“pro-life desire to see the Platform commit to reducing abortions was subtly undercut”

This is a very creepy woman. These people are not Pro Choice they are Pro Abortion.


6 posted on 08/15/2008 3:34:47 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy
This is a very creepy woman. These people are not Pro Choice they are Pro Abortion.

Genocide is their gig.

7 posted on 08/15/2008 3:38:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm trying to save the planet!" - Nancy Pelosi ..........ROTFLMAO! What a dumbass!)
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To: wagglebee

Yeah, right.

SAFE abortion.

No such thing.


8 posted on 08/15/2008 3:40:08 PM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: Upstate NY Guy
These people are not Pro Choice they are Pro Abortion.

They are pro-murder.

Butchering an innocent who has done you no harm is murder no matter how you parse it.
9 posted on 08/15/2008 3:43:27 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: wagglebee

The hypocritical moronic liberal skunks platform:
Pass legislation allowing the death of newborn innocent life
Protect the antisocial, murderer rapist from the death penalty
CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT they say
Who do these idiots protect? Our best interests are not being served.


10 posted on 08/15/2008 3:44:23 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (IF YOU ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE BY 35 YOU HAVE NO BRAIN. W CHURCHILL)
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To: wagglebee

The last congressional election pressed home the urgency of killing off the Democrat party to make room for a real alternative to the Republican party. As for the abortion battle, it should be fought on all fronts: the morality debate, courts, churches, everywhere. That means attack the culture that condones sex outside of wedlock and illigitimacy, makes adoption difficult. Right now, it just seems to be little more than a splinter issue that comes up every four or eight years or whenever there’s a SC confirmation battle.


11 posted on 08/15/2008 3:48:35 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: wagglebee

“Pro-Abortion leader” How does she live with herself?


12 posted on 08/15/2008 3:49:41 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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"Pro-Abortion leader” How does she live with herself?

She doesn't live with herself. Satan lives with her...or inside her.

13 posted on 08/15/2008 3:58:10 PM PDT by KriegerGeist (Lifetime member of the "Christian-Radical-Right-Wing-Kook-Factor")
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An Abortion In Every Womb!
14 posted on 08/15/2008 4:16:40 PM PDT by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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15 posted on 08/15/2008 4:23:18 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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Kissling is the founder of "Catholics Unrepentant Apostates for a Free Choice", an organization repeatedly condemned by the Catholic Church for deceiving Catholics into believing that the pro-abortion position is compatible with their religion.

Fixed it.

16 posted on 08/15/2008 5:11:08 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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Sean Hannity interviewed a nurse from Christ's Hospital in Chicago. She was a **powerful** witness against the absolutely inhumane and painful treatment of these infants who were born alive.

They should make a commercial of her!

She said, that at the time, about 20% of these aborted babies were born alive. They were left in the soiled laundry room, or in cold stainless steel sinks, shivering, gasping for breath, and their skin burned from the saline solution.

Can you imagine doing that to an adult? What a painful way for these babies to spend their short life on earth! This nurse refused to leave one aborted but born alive baby and rocked him for 45 minutes. If she hadn't done that he would have spent 45 minutes shivering next to the soiled laundry before taking his last gasping breath.

And the name of the hospital? **Christ's** Hospital? Ugh! ( I think I will be sick!)

17 posted on 08/15/2008 5:23:47 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: rhema

Bingo!

I wish the Pope would grow a spine and do two things:

1) excommunicate the “Unrepentant Apostates for a Free Choice”.

2) excommunicate the bishops who refuse to excommunicate them, and add salt to the wound by giving them the **SACRAMENT** of Holy Communion.


18 posted on 08/15/2008 5:32:05 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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Actually these people (Catholics) that are proponents of abortion have excommunicated themselves.

enter the Table of Contents of the Catechism of the Catholic Church here

1: CCC Search Result - Paragraph # 2271  (618 bytes )  preview document matches
1 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion,
URL: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/2271.htm
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2: CCC Search Result - Paragraph # 2272  (580 bytes )  preview document matches
2 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A
URL: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/2272.htm
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3: CCC Search Result - Paragraph # 2322  (290 bytes )  preview document matches
2 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 § 3),
URL: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/2322.htm
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4: CCC Search Result - Paragraph # 2274  (554 bytes )  preview document matches
gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent
URL: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/2274.htm

19 posted on 08/15/2008 8:47:13 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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20 posted on 08/15/2008 8:48:22 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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I am willing to bet the farm that **many** of these self-excommunicated CINOs are in line for Communion and their parish priest **know** of their political activity and they still give them communion. I bet some of them are politically powerful enough that their bishops know them personally.

“Self-excommunication” with a nod,nod, wink, wink from the bishops who will not formally excommunicate them must be very demoralizing to the others.

21 posted on 08/15/2008 9:04:47 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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22 posted on 08/16/2008 3:52:18 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee

How could the rat NOT be MORE pro abortion with a guy to the left of boxer shorts on abortion?


23 posted on 08/16/2008 4:41:08 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: wintertime
The excommunication that Bishop Bruskewitz announced covered not only to Call to Action, but also to members of Catholics for a Free Choice, Planned Parenthood, the Hemlock Society, the Freemasons, and the Society of St. Pius X.
24 posted on 08/16/2008 5:07:00 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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Good for him. What about the rest of them?


25 posted on 08/16/2008 5:57:15 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: wintertime
It was Jill Stanek who Hannity interviewed, she is an amazing woman and has been warning pro-lifers about Obama for a long time.

http://www.jillstanek.com/
 
Jill Stanek: Botch an abortion? Obama would let baby die
 
Obama denies protection for infants of botched abortions [Jill Stanek rebuts Obama obfuscations]
 
Jill Stanek: Obama's biggest lie about supporting infanticide
 
Jill Stanek: Obama and the sex life of 12 year olds
 

Jill Stanek: When Obama chose his church over his state
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

26 posted on 08/16/2008 9:53:09 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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27 posted on 08/16/2008 11:21:06 AM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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