Update Nov. 10, 2012 . . . Attorney General Eric Holder Failed to Disclose His Wife’s Abortion Biz. Life News.
October 1, 2012 Issue. Cover: 2012 Democrat Convention. Cover story by Ramesh Ponnuru excerpts below photo.
‘Risky Choice: the Democrats Double Down on Abortion
ABORTION was the theme of speeches by Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood; Nancy Keenan, the president of a group called NARAL Pro-Choice America; and activist Sandra Fluke, famous for having been called a slut by Rush Limbaugh. Maria Ciano, addressing the convention as a former Republican, endorsed the right to choose. So did Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and San Antonio mayor Julián Castro. Caroline Kennedy, herself famous for being the daughter of a former president, said that she was especially concerned about reproductive health care “as a Catholic.” Actress Kerry Washington mentioned the right to choose in her speech. The president did as well.
The Democrats’ views on abortion policy have not changed: They have long been committed to keeping abortion unrestricted and to increasing its subsidization. Over the years they have become more uniformly committed to that view, and Republicans to its opposite, as pro-life Democrats and pro-choice Republicans have left their parties. What has changed is that the Democrats of 2012 are expressing their support of abortion with a degree of rhetorical aggressiveness that they have in the past shied away from. President Obama is running for reelection with the most strongly pro-abortion message of any national campaign in history.
- The Democrat’s abortionfest (geneveith.com)
- Aggressive ads keep abortion in campaign spotlight (news.yahoo.com)