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Douglas W. Kmiec: Democrats Steps Toward Honoring Life in Their Party Platform Comments

"Having drafted their platform, the Democrats should reopen doors that never should have been shut toward pro-life Democrats." says Doug Kmiec. Continue Reading

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  1. jon
    6 years ago

    You may be mesmerized by Obama's words, but anyone looking at what he does will see that he is the most stridently pro-abortion candidate for President we've ever had. If, as a Catholic, you believe life begins at conception, then how can you, as a matter of conscience, shill for a man who doesn't flinch from "abortion" that takes place in the open air following induced labor and an unsuccessful first try? Shameful.

  2. JasonF
    6 years ago

    Governor Casey was not excluded from speaking at the 1992 Democratic Convention because of his views on abortion; he was excluded from speaking at the 1992 Democratic Convention because he refused to endorse the Clinton/Gore ticket.

  3. Mark in Spokane
    6 years ago

    Kmeic is living in a dream world if he thinks that this new Democratic Party platform plank is anything other than a loud and clear affirmation of the abortion license. The plank calls for public funding of abortion! The plank also deleted the previous language that called for abortion to be "safe, legal and rare." Now the plank reads in effect that abortion should be safe, legal and publically subsidized. Disgusting.

    It is sad to see that a man who was once a champion of the unborn has sunk to the level of helping to draft a party plank that explicitly calls upholds the killing of unborn children at government expense.

  4. Franklin
    6 years ago

    "That still leaves the Democratic Party Platform well short of where honoring all life needs to be from a Catholic perspective, but it moves the ball considerably toward the side that favors life from the moment of conception. "

    Surely you are enthralled, Doug. (A "thrall," by the way, is a slave.)

  5. BurnedAlive
    6 years ago

    Birds of a feather . . . NARAL/Pro-"Choice" America, DNC, EMILY's List, Planned Parenthood, ACLU. With such alliances. who needs Satan?

  6. Fr Stephen Imbarrato
    6 years ago

    Obama is the most pro-abort candidate in the history of this country. To consider him better than Kerry is a twisted rationalization that only a Pelosi Catholic could come up with. Mr. Kmiec, you can't be serious. Please do not call yourself a pro-life Catholic when you support Obama. He even thinks babies meant for abortion, but born alive are fair game.

  7. Molly
    6 years ago

    Doug Kmiec, once again, you're a huge disappointment to the faith.

  8. NightFire
    6 years ago

    Obama is more pro-abortion than NARAL and the documents from the Illinois Senate committee he chaired prove it. Obama is just another product of the corrupt Chicago political machine.

  9. Ben B.
    6 years ago

    Funny how nowhere in here "the disgrace" mentions that the new platform calls for increased support of "family planning." Just an error? I doubt it. All Catholics whould know that family planning is code for abortion and contraception. How come all these greedy REpublican ideas were fine when "the disgrace" was supporting Mitt Romney, but anathema now? If "the disgrace" really cared about the unborn he would have tried to move John McCain towards his position on the other issues. McCain is already closer on those issues than Romney was.

  10. Mary
    6 years ago

    Obama has promised to sign the Freedom of Choice Act if elected, nullifying all restrictions on abortion that have been passed at the state or federal level. He refused to vote in favor of the "Born Alive Infants Protection Act" both at the federal level and state level. How does this indicate a more "catholic" position? He is the most radical abortion supporter to date. (Makes Hillary look pro-life in comparison.)
    Mary M.

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