The controversy swirling around Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin's
(R-Mo.) comments about abortion in the case of rape or incest is
telling, indeed — but not about Republicans. It's the Democrats who are,
yet again, misrepresenting the facts (that's the politically acceptable
language to expose the fact they are lying) and hope voters are too
lazy, misinformed or stupid to learn the truth.
Even though Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his VP selection, Paul RyanPaul RyanThe Hill's 12:30 Report House to vote on gun legislation CNN to host town hall with Ryan ahead of convention MORE, and literally every leading Republican have resoundingly criticized Aiken, insisted he drop out of the race and pulled funding from his campaign, the Democrats are desperately trying to link the GOP to Akin's comments.
By that same logic, anyone supporting any Democrat must certainly support partial-birth abortion — the practice of beginning delivery of a live newborn baby, then shoving scissors in the back of his or her skull and sucking out his or her brains in order to kill him or her. The DNC platform supports all abortion and does not contain any language opposing partial-birth abortion, nor does it distinguish that practice from first-trimester abortion. It is the official position of the Democratic Party to not only be able to shove the scissors into the skulls of newborns and suck out their brains — they don't even pretend to harbor the expectation that the practice be "rare."
Pro-choice does not mean pro-partial-birth abortion — not to a pro-choice Republican or most pro-choice Democrats.
Additionally, in 2008, the DNC removed from its platform language specifying the position that abortion be "safe, legal and rare" in apparent opposition to the "rare" part. How many pro-choice Americans do not want the need for abortion to be "rare"? Aside from Democratic Party leaders and operatives, including President Obama, and those who profit financially in the abortion industry, it's safe to say almost none.
While the country is still essentially split on the issue of abortion rights, 59 percent of Democrats stand opposed to partial-birth abortion. Yet the Democrats appear intent on increasing the number of abortions in the country as a political strategy. Apparently, an ever-expanding and thriving abortion cottage industry is a good thing for the Democratic Party. But you won't hear that in the media.