Why the Democratic Convention Ignored Abortion

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden waves next to Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Wilmington, Del., August 19, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Biden–Harris is the most pro-abortion ticket in history — and the Democratic Party is out of step with its own voters.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A t a convention noticeably light on policy specifics, Democratic speakers were especially careful not to discuss abortion, an issue on which the party has grown considerably more extreme over the past few years.

With the nomination of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Democrats have selected the most radically pro-abortion ticket in U.S. history. But, strikingly, the word “abortion” wasn’t mentioned a single time at the convention, and speakers mostly avoided talking about it even with the typical euphemisms of “choice” or “women’s rights.”

One of the sole references to abortion came from Harris herself, who claimed that “black, Latino, and indigenous people

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