Tuesday, August 28, 2012

National GOP Platform Does NOT Call For A Ban On Abortion, But A Ban On Federal Funding Of Abortion

The Republican Party has just agreed on its national platform and has released it to the public. However, the media is already reporting erroneously on it. Spurred on by the Associated Press, media headlines are proclaiming that the GOP has OK'ed a platform barring all abortions.

This is bunk. Although the GOP calls for more restrictions on abortions, the GOP platform does NOT call for a ban on all abortions. Instead, it calls for a ban on federal funding on all abortions. Big difference. From the GOP Platform Portal Page, go to the section entitled "We The People: A Restoration of Constitutional Government", then go to the subsection entitled "The Sanctity And Dignity Of Human Life". Screenshot provided below:

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As you can plainly see, there is NO language in that platform statement that either explicitly or implicitly calls for a ban on all abortions. Such a blanket ban would be indefensible and unenforceable, since the majority of us pro-lifers can accept therapeutic abortion, which I define as abortion to save life and/or protect fundamental health. Even abortion in the cases of rape and incest are becoming more acceptable to us, albeit on a case-by-case basis. What we don't accept is elective abortion; namely, abortion simply because a woman doesn't feel like having a kid.

Once again, the national media has deliberately misrepresented and misreported the GOP to make it look extremist. This is the same media that glosses over Democratic faults and makes Barack Obama look like the Obamessiah.

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