Friday, March 30, 2012

Jimmy Carter Says Democrats Wrong on Abortion

President Jimmy Carter has decided, over thirty years after holding the highest office of the land, that it would be politically advantageous for the Democrat party to drop its vehement support for abortion, but nonetheless, he says the Roe v. Wade ruling should stand.
“I think if the Democratic Party would adopt that policy that would be acceptable to a lot of people who are now estranged from our party because of the abortion issue.”
-- President Jimmy Carter 3/29/12
No surprise: There's ZERO coverage of this story in the mainstream media.

For background, read Obama Wants Catholic Vote but Dem Platform Anathema and also read Obama Celebrates Roe v. Wade Anniversary as well as Report: Not Enough Abortions - ObamaCare the Answer

-- From "Jimmy Carter urges Democrats to tone down abortion focus" by Caroline May, The Daily Caller 3/29/12

Appearing on “The Laura Ingraham Show” Thursday to promote his book “NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter,” former President Jimmy Carter addressed the ever-hot topic of abortion — encouraging fellow Democrats to tone down their focus on the issue.

“I never have believed that Jesus Christ would approve of abortions and that was one of the problems I had when I was president having to uphold Roe v. Wade and I did everything I could to minimize the need for abortions,” he said, explaining his attempts to streamline adoption and provide aid to poor women through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children [WIC].

Carter, who does not believe abortions should be outlawed, told Ingraham that he is calling on Democrats to de-emphasize abortion in the party platform.

“I’ve signed a public letter calling for the Democratic Party at the next convention to espouse my position on abortion which is to minimize the need, requirement for abortion and limit it only to women whose life are in danger or who are pregnant as a result of rape or incest,” he said.

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From "Jimmy Carter: Democrats Should Abandon Pro-Abortion Position" by Steven Ertelt, 3/29/12

In August 2008, the Democratic Party approved a platform that mirrors President Barack Obama’s pro-abortion views.

“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 platform reads.

The party has removed any language calling for abortions to be “rare,” or even “safe,” preferring to concentrate on keeping them legal.

The final aspect of the language hearkens to Obama’s pledge to Planned Parenthood in a July 2007 speech saying his first action as president would be signing the so-called Freedom of Choice Act. That’s a Congressional bill that would overturn every abortion limit nationwide from a ban on partial-birth abortions to parental notification laws.

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Also read Pro-choice Americans Disagree with Abortionists: Poll