Pro-life Democrats get the boot at the DNC

BLOOMBERG A delegate wears a sequined U.S. flag hat during day three of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. A … Continued

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A delegate wears a sequined U.S. flag hat during day three of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

A party that deletes God and the capital of Israel from its platform, whose delegates boo the re-inclusion of God and Jerusalem in that platform for political purposes, and that invites the presidents of Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America to officially address their convention, is a party that has little space left for moderates and economically liberal social conservatives.

Take a quick glance at the dwindling numbers of Blue Dog Democrats in the House of Representatives. In 2011, the Washington Post reported that the official Blue Dog Coalition, “had 54 members in the 111th Congress; it now holds less than half of that number at 25.” The headline called Blue Dogs a “dying breed.” This week, the Post reported that this group is now “an endangered breed.”

How could a pro-life American support the Democrat Party anymore? How could an American who believes faith is important to our history and in our lives, cast a ballot for a party that boos God? And how in good conscience could an American who sees Israel as our most important ally in the turbulent Middle East vote for a party that deletes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel from its platform?

Does anyone believe the voice votes were even legitimate? By volume, this is a party that wanted to keep God out and delete Jerusalem. There were no complaints, no boos, about the platform’s endorsement of taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.

Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards is right; the abortion industry has a president who’s on their side. President Obama had pledged to “never stop fighting” for an organization that did 40 percent of abortions in the United States. For all the talk about women’s health, i.e. non-abortion talk in these speeches by pro-abortion leaders, consider this – “51 percent of Planned Parenthood’s yearly clinic income – their only self-sustaining revenue sources – comes from abortion.”


View Photo Gallery: Faith is on display at the gathering of delegates in Charlotte.

NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Nancy Keenan said that, “women in America cannot trust Mitt Romney to protect our health. He would repeal Obamacare, taking away our access to better maternity and prenatal care, and the law’s near universal coverage of birth control. And we cannot trust Mitt Romney to respect our rights. He would overturn Roe v. Wade . . . “

First, Romney can’t overturn Roe – only the Supreme Court has that power and it would take more than a new justice to get to that point. Second, the “near universal coverage of birth control” is a reference to the controversial, unconstitutional Health and Human Services mandate being challenged by religious organizations and secular businesses around the country in federal court.

When it comes to the abortion industry, the First Amendment’s guarantee of the free exercise of religion poses no hurdle to their agenda. They have a president and a party fighting to get them everything they want.

Sandra Fluke, Georgetown University Law graduate who spoke at the convention, is wrong. No, a Romney-Ryan victory will not mean “an America in which states humiliate women.” Ask New Mexico’s Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, former Republican Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, and Republican Congressman Diane Black of Tennessee (just to name a few).

A Romney-Ryan victory will mean an America that has respect for the lives of the unborn, an America that acknowledges, not boos, our Judeo-Christian heritage, and an America that stands strongly with Israel.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s closing benediction highlights how closed the Democrat Party is to people who take the dictates of their faith seriously:

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Jordan Sekulow is executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice . He served as a consultant to Romney for President in 2008.

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Jordan Sekulow and Matthew Clark Jordan Sekulow is executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). Matthew Clark is an attorney at the ACLJ. Follow them on Twitter: @JordanSekulow and @_MatthewClark.
  • charleskaye

    I’ve been saying this for quite a while – the Democrats are the party of exclusion. They only things bonding them together are a desire to socialize America and a hatred for the wealthy.

  • charleskaye

    What a complete joke. Liberals are the most self-centered people on this planet. Gimme, gimme, gimme, me, me, me…

    They’ve gone off the deep end, even attempting to use “science” to give them some distorted reasoning behind ending human life – all because “it’s a woman’s right”…

    I’m sorry to explain this to you libs, but ending a human life for nothing more than selfish reasons, is immoral and despicable. These little kids are the only humans being exterminated for doing absolutely nothing wrong – except being a “burden” on their mothers. Cry me a river. Kill a kid because (whining) “It’s to hard on me, whaaaa…”

    Libs love to go through life, casting blame, acting irresponsibly and passing the buck on to everyone else. So pathetic.

  • Catken1

    “I’m sorry to explain this to you libs, but ending a human life for nothing more than selfish reasons, is immoral and despicable. ”

    So I suppose you are working to have your right to kill an innocent, sweet, loving, adorable child because you don’t feel like spending an hour donating blood taken away?

    Or is it only women’s body parts that can be co-opted by government to support other people against their will? Only women whose right to control the use of their bodies can be overridden by you on the grounds that you don’t deem their reasons for not wanting to be inhabited by another person and have every bodily system taken over for that person’s good to be “sufficient”? (Of COURSE pregnancy is only a minor, trivial inconvenience – it will, after all, never happen to you or anyone you deem important, just subhuman property like your mother, your wife, your sister/s, your daughter/s. It won’t ever endanger the life, health or well-being of anyone who matters, just women, who are only things to be used.)

    “Libs love to go through life, casting blame, acting irresponsibly and passing the buck on to everyone else. ”

    And cons love to preach about their superior morality – as long as it’s someone ELSE they’re forcing to do the work, provide the resources, and use their most intimate body parts to sustain those lives the conservatives deem to be more important than theirs.

    Ask a con for a few tax dollars to save a helpless baby’s life, and they wail about theft and oppression – but let a woman refuse nine months’ service as an incubator, with every body part she has co-opted for someone else’s service and sustenance, and they scream about how selfish and irresponsible she is. Gods forbid we ask you to contribute some of your precious money, which is YOURS and YOURS alone, made all by YOU with no help whatsoever from ANYONE that you care to acknowledge, no support from any civil society or civil infrastructure – but a woman’s body parts? Sure, here, let government have them – i

  • IntellectOne

    What decent American would want to be associated with the Democrat Party?
    ———………………………….-Democrat Platform…………——————————————————-(1)—Abortion on Demand , paid for by you, under the guise of-”Woman’s Reproductive Healthcare.————————————————————————–(2)….Same-sex-marriage, redefining marriage to read man on man and woman on woman……………………………………………………………………………..

  • Bluefish2012

    I agree with everything Jordan Sekulow says except for the unbridled support of Israel. I support Israel too but that support needs to be modified to pressure Israel to do right by Christians in the Holy Land and the great majority of peace-loving Muslim Palestinians. That Israel is persecuting Palestinians, many of whom are Christian, in the Holy Lands is shameful and Americans need to withdraw support if Israel fails to settle the Palestinian occupation. Which president will have the courage to say, “Mr. Netanyahu, tear that wall down!”

  • JustaDiver

    I watched that whole section of the convention. It appeared to me that the sticking point was Jerusalem, not God. There are many, many Christians who do not follow the Dispensational theology at the heart of the heavily pro- Israel stance.

    Don’t get me wrong- i am a supporter of Israel’s right to exist but there needs to be some forward movement to resolve the Palestinian conflict that stretches back to the late 40′s.

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