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Democrats’ Abortion Priority



The Democrats are kicking off their convention highlighting the issue they deem most important to voters: abortion.

Never mind that Americans who favor legal abortion are at historic lows, one third of Democrats are pro-life, and voters consistently rank abortion on the bottom of their priority list. 

Tonight’s lineup at the DNC include the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, the head of Planned Parenthood, the mother of the Department of Health and Human Services abortion-causing drug mandate, Kathleen Sebelius, several prominent pro-choice female policy makers, and not one, but two, videos on female “reproductive rights.” The message is clear: Democrats think the way to a woman’s heart, and her vote, is throwing innocent unborn under the bus.

Addressing the fact that the average American household’s net worth is down 40 percent or the fact that a report released today found food-stamp use surging?

The last four years have made clear they have no good answers on that front, so they’ll do what they do best: Drive radical social policy through endless regulation. The country is every day more pro-life, but our president is the most extreme pro-abortion president in American history, famously voting against a bill that would provide medical to babies that were victims of botched abortions. And he is not even hiding the fact that he is building his reelection campaign on the assumption that women only care about abortion and share his party’s extreme take on the issue.  Democrats will continue their waist-down politicking this week. Women should be insulted. We deserve better than this, and our innocent unborn surely do.

Ashley E. McGuire is editor-in-chief of AltCatholicah.