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Democrats pledge undying faithfulness at Planned Parenthood Action Fund Forum

by | Jun 24, 2019

By Dave Andrusko

For the last post of the day, I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about the “highlights” (as the local newspaper put it) of the pro-abortion Democrats who came to Columbia, South Carolina as they attempted to outdo one another in pledging their fealty to Planned Parenthood.

Among the quotes Planned Parenthood put up on its twitter page was this from Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio):

Nothing the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Forum would rather hear than a Road to Damacus experience in reverse. Just think. The scales fell from Rep. Ryan’s eyes and he could see clearly that supporting the obliteration of tens of millions of helpless unborn children was really more properly understood as “keeping the government the hell out of the doctor’s office.”

What a guy!

So what were the highlights of “We Decide: 2020 Election Membership Forum” at the USC Alumni Center in Columbia, SC., as it relates to abortion, according to Emma Dumain and Maayan Schechter?

A couple of samples:

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California was the first presidential candidate to speak at the [South Carolina Democratic] state party convention [the beginning of which preceded the PPFA forum].

She drew a crowd of enthusiastic supporters toward the front of the stage.

“I believe in an America where no one tells a woman what to do with her body,” she said during one part of her speech, a nod to the Planned Parenthood forum taking place across the street.

A little bit later…

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York was the first presidential candidate to walk on stage. She walked out to Lizzo’s “Good as Hell.”

“There’s been an all out assault on our reproductive freedom,” said Gillibrand, who added that, as president, she would only appoint judges and justices who believe Roe v. Wade is settled law and would repeal the federal Hyde Amendment. That amendment bans the use of tax dollars to pay for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest or if a woman’s health is at risk.

“If President Trump wants a war on America’s women, it’s a war he’s going to have and it’s a war he’s going to lose.”

Then came the front-runner

Former Vice President Joe Biden could not escape questions over his long-time support for the Hyde Amendment, which he recently reversed. Speaking at the member-only Planned Parenthood Action Fund event, Biden said his record in Washington speaks for itself. He said his health plan would cover all women, no matter their income. He added that resources through his plan could be used for reproductive health care.

Etc., etc etc.

Can’t wait for the two-day debate this week when five in-the-tank moderators question 20 of the umpteen Democrats running for President.

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