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Gone is even the pretense that pro-abortion Democrats believe in “safe, legal and rare” abortion

by | Oct 5, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

Tim Kaines says he supports all of Hillary Clinton's political agenda.

Tim Kaine says he supports all of Hillary Clinton’s political agenda.

A friend of 30 years dropped me an intriguing email, after watching last night’s vice presidential debate between pro-life Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and pro-abortion Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.

He was making a keen point about the evolution (or devolution) of Democrats on abortion.

As NRL News Today has discussed in excruciating detail, the old hedges, the old qualifiers, the old “in sorrow and sadness” dodges that pro-abortionists used to obfuscate their support for abortion on demand with are gone. G-O-N-E.

Gone as well is the “safe, legal and rare” mantra Bill and Hillary Clinton formerly used as a shield against criticism they supported abortion on demand. Now Mrs. Clinton walks arm in arm with the most extreme elements of an already extremist abortion movement.

To wit, there is absolutely no abortion that should be banned–no matter how old the unborn baby is or how flimsy the excuse for slaughtering her. Indeed, Clinton (and now Kaine) want you and me to pay for abortions.

And as a reflection of Clinton’s extremism, here is the Democrat Party’s platform plank on abortion:

We will continue to oppose — and seek to overturn — federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment … we support the repeal of harmful restrictions that obstruct women’s access to health care information and services, including the “global gag rule” and the Helms Amendment that bars U.S. assistance to provide safe, legal abortion throughout the developing world.

Taxpayer funding of abortion and spreading the plague of abortion worldwide–again on your dime.

My friend’s point was when then candidate Obama was running against Sen. John McCain in 2008, he at least pretended to be searching for “common ground.” In the third debate Obama said

The last point I want to make on the issue of abortion. This is an issue that — look, it divides us. And in some ways, it may be difficult to — to reconcile the two views.

But there surely is some common ground when both those who believe in choice and those who are opposed to abortion can come together and say, “We should try to prevent unintended pregnancies by providing appropriate education to our youth, communicating that sexuality is sacred and that they should not be engaged in cavalier activity, and providing options for adoption, and helping single mothers if they want to choose to keep the baby.”

Those are all things that we put in the Democratic platform for the first time this year, and I think that’s where we can find some common ground, because nobody’s pro-abortion. I think it’s always a tragic situation.”

In fact, today virtually everyone in the Democrat Party is pro-abortion–for any reason or no reason, at home and aboard, with your and my tax dollars.

Consider: Who spoke about adoption at last night’s debate?

Gov. Pence:

I’m also very pleased at the fact we’re well on our way in Indiana to becoming the most pro-adoption state in America.

Who spoke about helping single mothers?

Gov. Pence:

The state of Indiana has also sought to make sure that we expand alternatives in health care counseling for women, non-abortion alternatives.

But, to be fair, how could Kaine say anything positive about adoption or abortion alternatives–those mean fewer dead unborn babies and there can never, ever be enough abortions for Hillary Clinton.

Not ever.

The 2008 Democrat Party and its presidential candidate were terrible on abortion.

Hard as it is to believe, the 2016 Democrat Party and its presidential candidate are far worse.

Categories: Abortion