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July 11, 2016

Democrats for Life fighting party politics

Democrats supporting the sanctity of human life from conception to natural end are trying to make their voices heard — even though the Left is much louder.

The Democratic Party platform committee is now formulating this year's platform in preparation for the presidential election, making sure Hillary Clinton will feel comfortable with it. The committee is conducting four regional meetings leading up to the four-day Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, which begins July 25.

Kristen Day, the head of Democrats for Life, outlined some provisions included on the 2012 platform.

“It called for repealing [the] Hyde [Amendment], which prevents taxpayer funding of abortion in our country,” Day informed. “And then it repeals Helm, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion abroad. It called to repeal all reasonable regulations on abortion and sort of an after-thought, it did say ‘Well, okay, if we don't get abortion, well maybe we'll provide some support for the pregnant women.’”

This year, Day believes the platform will go all-out for abortion on demand, removing previous restrictions — including no taxpayer funding of abortions.

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