I was reading through the 2012 Democratic Party platform. It differs from the 2008 platform, as the word "God" is now omitted. I guess this is a move "forward." If you wish to read the platform, it's HERE. I pulled out a few lines and posted them for your review. I also injected my own two cents. Feel free to comment....
Protecting A Woman’s Right to Choose. The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe (not safe for the baby) and legal abortion (killing), regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy (what clergy could ever take part in killing a child?);
President Obama and the Democratic Party are committed to supporting family planning (another term for contraception AND abortion) around the globe to help women (abortion not only destroys a child, it destroys the mother)care for their families, support their communities, and lead their countries to be healthier and more productive. That’s why, in his first month in office, President Obama (always moving forward!) overturned the “global gag rule,” a ban on federal funds to foreign family planning organizations that provided information about, counseling on, or offered abortions. And that is why the administration has supported lifesaving family planning health information and services.
The Church can not and will not tell you who to vote for, but all Catholics, and all good Christians should and must vote on the side of life, from conception until natural death.
"A nation that kills it's own children is a nation without hope."--John Paul II
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