Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Pro-life Democrat that is Catholic? Really?

How can a Catholic be a Democrat with these statement in it's platform?


The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a
woman's right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay,
and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.

The Democratic Party also strongly supports access to comprehensive affordable
family planning services and age-appropriate sex education which empower people
to make informed choices and live healthy lives. We also recognize that such
health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and
thereby also reduce the need for abortions.

The Democratic Party also strongly supports a woman's decision to have a child
by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre- and post-natal
health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs. and
on a more 'perfect' union, it states:

A More Perfect Union We believe in the essential American ideal that we are not
constrained by the circumstances of birth but can make of our lives what we
will. Unfortunately, for too many, that ideal is not a reality. We have more
work to do. Democrats will fight to end discrimination based on race, sex,
ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, and disability in every corner of our country, because that's the
America we believe in. and....

It is not enough to look back in wonder at how far we have come; those who
came before us did not strike a blow against injustice only so that we would
allow injustice to fester in our time. That means removing the barriers of
prejudice and misunderstanding that still exist in America. We support the
full inclusion of all families, including same-sex couples, in the life of
our nation, and support equal responsibility, benefits, and protections. We
will enact a comprehensive bipartisan employment non-discrimination act. We
oppose the Defense of Marriage Act and all attempts to use this issue to
divide us.

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