Wednesday, August 27, 2008

THIS Is What Pro-Life Platform Language Looks Like

From Creative Minority Report:
Maintaining The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life

Faithful to the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence, we assert the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion and will not fund organizations which advocate it. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity and dignity of innocent human life.

We have made progress. The Supreme Court had upheld prohibitions against the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion, the Born Alive Infants Protection Act has become law, and states are now permitted to extend health care coverage to children before birth. We invite all persons of good will, whether across the political aisle or within our party, to work together to reduce the incidence of abortion; to protect girls from exploitation and statutory rape through a parental notification requirement; and to oppose sex selection abortions. We all have a moral obligation to assist, not to penalize, women struggling with the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. We salute those who provide them alternatives, including crisis pregnancy centers, and we take pride in the tremendous increase in adoptions that has followed Republican legislative initiatives...

In addition, The Cranky Conservative has excellent news on the GOP platform committee's quite significant one-word change related to embryonic stem-cell research. The long-and-the-short of it is that as a result of that change in one word, the 2008 Republican platform calls for a ban on all embryonic stem-cell research, public or private.

So, in the end, the GOP platform is even MORE pro-life than it was 4 years ago.

This is a sad joke by comparison.

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Frances Kissling Celebrates Democrat Platform as "Slap in the Face" to Pro-Life Catholics

Fidelis on "Platform Honesty"

More Dem Platform News: Party to Officially Oppose Defense of Marriage Act

Doug Kmiec Claims Democrats Making "Steps Toward Honoring Life" in Platform [UPDATED]

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At 8/27/2008 10:34 PM, Anonymous crankycon said...

The GOP is thisclose to achieving success not only in the presidential election, but perhaps even doing a bit better in the Congressional races. The platform is about as good as it gets for the pro-life movement, and the Dems keep shooting themselves in the foot.

Now, please, please, please PLEASE John, don't go with Hutchison, as has been rumored. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.


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