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I Support the Big Tent of the Democratic Party

1,798 Signatures Goal: 10,000

I support more inclusive language on the controversial issue

of abortion in the Democratic Platform. 

 

The Democratic Platform currently contains language to allow taxpayer funding of abortion.  National polls have consistently demonstrated that most Americans do not support the government paying for abortion.  In fact, a February 2012 Quinnipiac University poll (national sample of 2,605 registered voters, margin of error ±1.9 percentage points) found that nearly thirty percent of Americans would not vote for a candidate with whom they disagreed on abortion but agreed on other issues.  The Democratic Platform language should be inclusive and endorse the views of all Democrats.

 

I support the following language for the 2012 Democratic Platform:

 

"We respect the conscience of each American and recognize that members of our Party have deeply held and sometimes differing positions on issues of personal conscience, like abortion and the death penalty.  We recognize the diversity of views as a source of strength and we welcome into our ranks all Americans who may hold differing positions on these and other issues.

 

However, we can find common ground.  We believe that we can reduce the number of abortions because we are united in our support for policies that assist families who find themselves in crisis or unplanned pregnancies.  We believe that women deserve to have a breadth of options available as they face pregnancy: including, among others, support and resources needed to handle the challenges of pregnancy, adoption, and parenthood; access to education, healthcare, childcare; and appropriate child support.  We envision a new day without financial or societal barriers to bringing a planned or unplanned pregnancy to term."

 

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  • Geoffrey Randolph Blank
    Geoffrey Randolph Blank Belarus, Minsk
    Mar 15, 2016
    Mar 15, 2016
    Democrats should be defending the smallest and weakest Americans--the unborn.
  • Dawn Sonntag
    Dawn Sonntag United States, Ravenna
    Mar 14, 2016
    Mar 14, 2016
    The Democratic Party is losing thousands, or even millions, of voters who will not vote for a candidate who presents abortion, even partial birth and third trimester abortion for any reason, as a "women's health issue." That language needs to change. , NO pro-choice Democrat is going to vote Republican just because the Democratic Party began to use more inclusive language and include Democrats for Life in their platform. But the reverse is true: not changing the language, not including Democrats for Life will GUARANTEE that many citizens vote Republican, no matter who is running, no matter how offensive and hypocritical the Republican candidate is. If the DemocratsiC Party will not see the light on this issue and be more inclusive, then you are giving away this election and sentencing this country to a very grim future. As much as the Republicans are guilty for creating a perfect breeding ground for the hatred that is permeating Trump's campaign, the Democrats' refusal to give Democrats for Life a very visible place in their campaign has pushed many people to the Republican Party. You are out of touch and you will lose the election if you don't change. That would be tragic for the United States and for the world.
  • Regina Smith
    Regina Smith United States, Littleton
    Feb 21, 2016
    Feb 21, 2016
    Amen! Finally some language I can get behind as a pro life Democrat.
  • Mary Ann Chimera
    Mary Ann Chimera United States, North Olmsted
    Jun 10, 2015
    Jun 10, 2015
    I am among those active Democrats who will not support nor vote for candidates who restrict the rights of young women with unplanned pregnancies to abortion, do not support any other choice, do not insist on the highest medical standards for sanitation and appropriate medically qualified personnel at abortion centers and do not support informed choice including patient viewing of an ultrasound.
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