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Democrats Adopt Platform That Would Force Americans to Pay for Abortions

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Jul 26
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While solidifying their party platform before their National Convention which began yesterday, Democrats have adopted what has been called the most pro-choice platform in the history of the DNC. reports that the Democratic Party platform called for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment.


The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer funds from going toward abortions. It has been in place since the late 1970’s, and even most Democrats and those who are pro-choice have supported it.


However, Hillary Clinton and other Democratic leaders now want to overturn the Hyde Amendment.


“We will continue to oppose — and seek to overturn — federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment,” the DNC’s party platform reads.


Many within the Democratic Party who are pro-life or are pro-choice but not in favor of paying for abortions with taxpayer funds, are rethinking their political allegiance.


“The Democrats are almost comically out of touch with Millennials when it comes to abortion – it’s the sole issue where the younger generation splits with the party of the most pro-abortion nominee in history. This generation grew up with the technology that unambiguously shows the development of life in the womb…” stated Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins.


“Democrats shouldn’t be surprised when Millennials switch channels as the presidents of Planned Parenthood and NARAL promote a pro-abortion agenda at their convention this week…” Hawkins continued.


Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life, agrees:


“This platform’s language just says (to abortion opponents) you are no longer welcome. This has been the general message pro-life Democrats are receiving across the country.”



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Publication date: July 26, 2016