This past week, at the Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party released an updated version of their party's platform. The part of the Democratic National Platform that disturbs me the most is the section that deals with "Protecting a Women's Right to Choose." Below is an except from this section...
"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. " (link to full text here)
There is some very strong language used in the except above. The Democratic party "STRONGLY and UNEQUIVOCALLY" supports abortion and will oppose "ANY and ALL" efforts to limit women from getting an abortion. This means, a woman who is 40 weeks pregnant can kill her baby for any reason what so ever. This means a woman does not have to have a "medical condition" or "mental health condition" or be the victim of rape or incest. No, she can decide the second before her baby is born that she just doesn't want her baby to live and the Democrat party supports her killing her unborn (or partially born) child.
The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 was passed to prohibit doctors from performing the procedure of delivering a live child up to their neck and then ending the life of the child by removing their brain through their exposed neck. The constitutionality of the law was upheld in 2007 by the Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Carhart. As we know, Leroy Carhart currently practices late term abortions in Germantown, MD at Germantown Reproductive Health Services. But (as far as we know) he complies with this law by giving the child a lethal injection 4 days before dismembering and "delivering" the dead child.
The Democratic party platform opposes "ANY and ALL" effort to undermine the right of a woman to obtain an abortion. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act is an example of an "effort to undermine" a woman's right to end the life of her child. Do Democrats understand that by being a member of the Democrat party you are supporting partial birth abortions of a healthy 40 week child to a healthy mother literally seconds and inches away from a complete birth?
Several weeks ago, it was reported by one of the sidewalk counselors in Germantown, MD that Leroy Carhart turned away a women seeking an abortion. The 18 year old women who was 26 weeks pregnant and seeking an abortion told the staff of Germantown Reproductive Health Services that she would not be relieved when the abortion was over and alluded to the fact that abortion was murder. As a result of her comments and attitude toward the abortion, Carhart turned her away and did not perform the procedure. Leroy Carhart did not feel one of his patients had a "good enough reason" to abort her child. Leroy Carhart "undermined" her right to abort her child. That means that THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS MORE PRO-ABORTION THAN LEROY CARHART.
It also appears that the Democrat Party is more pro-abortion that NARAL. The current law in Maryland, states that...
"[T]he state may not interfere with the decision of a woman to terminate a pregnancy: (1) Before the fetus is viable; or (2) At any time during the woman's pregnancy, if [t]he termination procedure is necessary to preserve the life or health of the woman; or . . . [t]he fetus is affected by a genetic defect or serious deformity or abnormality." Md. Code Ann., Health-Gen. § 20-209 (Enacted 1991).
NARALs' response to this law states:
"NARAL Pro-Choice America supports the legal framework established in Roe v. Wade and does not oppose restrictions on post-viability abortions, such as Maryland's, that contain adequate exceptions to protect the life and health of the woman."
NARAL states they do "not oppose restrictions on post-viability abortions." This means that the DEMOCRAT PARTY PLATFORM, that states it is opposed to "ANY and ALL" efforts to limit abortions, IS MORE PRO-ABORTION THAN NARAL.
This is extremely shocking to me... the Democrat Party Platform is more pro-abortion than notorious late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart and more pro-abortion than the most outspoken pro-abrtion group NARAL. If you are a member of the Democrat party... I hope that you know what your party stands for!