Thinking ahead to the 2016 platform

It’s too soon to know whether the 2016 GOP platform will include a pro-life provision as clear and definitive as in 2012:

Faithful to the “self-evident” truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which can-not be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and 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 or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life.

On the other hand, the Democratic platform in 2016 will likely be even more stridently pro-abortion than in 2012, especially if Hillary Clinton is the nominee:

The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, 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; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way. We also recognize that health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions. We strongly and unequivocally support a woman's decision to have a child by providing affordable health care and ensuring the availability of and access to programs that help women during pregnancy and after the birth of a child, including caring adoption programs.

What better way to contrast the two parties? Republicans on the side of the story I’m about to detail; Democrats on the side of the butcher Kermit Gosnell.

As widely reported, little Nathaniel was delivered by c-section last Thursday in Fresno, California while his mother Melissa was in a coma. In March she had surgery to remove a benign brain tumor when she had a seizure that damaged part of her brain. The family decided to wait until the baby reached 28 weeks before attempting delivery. Nobody knew if mother or baby would live that long. According to the proud father, Brian Lande, Melissa will be breastfeeding Nathaniel to have "plenty of skin-to-skin time so she can be a mom."

Perhaps two-year-old Nathaniel and his parents can be invited to the Republican Convention in the summer of 2016. There would be loud cheers across the land.å

It’s too soon to know whether the 2016 GOP platform will include a pro-life provision as clear and definitive as in 2012:

Faithful to the “self-evident” truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which can-not be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and 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 or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life.

On the other hand, the Democratic platform in 2016 will likely be even more stridently pro-abortion than in 2012, especially if Hillary Clinton is the nominee:

The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, 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; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way. We also recognize that health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions. We strongly and unequivocally support a woman's decision to have a child by providing affordable health care and ensuring the availability of and access to programs that help women during pregnancy and after the birth of a child, including caring adoption programs.

What better way to contrast the two parties? Republicans on the side of the story I’m about to detail; Democrats on the side of the butcher Kermit Gosnell.

As widely reported, little Nathaniel was delivered by c-section last Thursday in Fresno, California while his mother Melissa was in a coma. In March she had surgery to remove a benign brain tumor when she had a seizure that damaged part of her brain. The family decided to wait until the baby reached 28 weeks before attempting delivery. Nobody knew if mother or baby would live that long. According to the proud father, Brian Lande, Melissa will be breastfeeding Nathaniel to have "plenty of skin-to-skin time so she can be a mom."

Perhaps two-year-old Nathaniel and his parents can be invited to the Republican Convention in the summer of 2016. There would be loud cheers across the land.å

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