Republicans building stronger anti-abortion plank in platform


#1

Republicans are considering strengthening the already strict anti-abortion language in their party platform by condemning Planned Parenthood and calling for Supreme Court justices who will reverse decisions in favor of abortion rights.

Platform committees that are meeting in Cleveland before next week’s Republican National Convention have given preliminary approval of the Planned Parenthood condemnation, according to attendees.

politico.com/story/2016/07/republicans-abortion-platform-225391


#2

This is good news. It is nice to see the GOP going away from modern feminist values.


#3

:thumbsup:


#4

And moving back towards 18th century values :rolleyes:


#5

And that will go over really well with women voters. Which the GOP has just a very small problem to start with.


#6

This woman voter is all for it.

Just as it isn’t good to treat woman like a baby-making machine, what good comes from forcibly manipulating woman’s biology to go against it’s purpose? They’re both positions of “might makes right.” Either one believes God’s design was good, or one doesn’t.

Now, what I’m about to say is long-winded, and people might think it has nothing to do with anything. This is from personal exposure to the “stereotypical” ideals of Right and Left, and from a more religious sphere.

Both Conservative and Liberal policies will continue to go awry if they continue to reject Aristotelian philosophy, which is ultimately a sacramental philosophy, which just means that matter matters. Both camps work within a faulty framework. Distilling both positions down, the former insists that God’s will is absolute, sometimes to the point of arbitrariness, while the latter insists that we are God, or at least our own Pope. But both sometimes seem to think that matter is arbitrary, or besides the point. (I.E., conservatives not caring for the Earth as much as they should, Liberals not caring for the pre-born as they should, but everyone thinking we can dispense with sexual biology and manipulate conception. Matter doesn’t matter there.)

This is all just a fancy way of saying there’s a ditch on both sides of the road, but that Conservatives will continue losing as long as they’re in the ditch of contraception. That’s not conservative Christian territory.


#7

You mean nineteenth century values, and those values freed the slaves. In the twentieth century, they granted women the right to vote and ended segregation.

What’s wrong with those values?


#8

I wonder if they’ll ignore their nominee, who recently said he wanted to add exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother to the platform.

lifenews.com/2016/04/21/donald-trump-absolutely-wants-to-change-gop-platform-to-promote-abortion-in-cases-of-rape/


#9

That’s a very interesting perspective! :thumbsup:


#10

So trump supports under 10,000 abortion a year and his opponent supports one million plus and believes the taxpayers should pay for it. Seems like a pretty easy decision on who to vote for to me


#11

18th century values sound good. Declaration of Independence, Constitution, etc.


#12

Or they could always just, you know, replace him. :thumbsup:


#13

Abortion needs to be illegal. It takes away innocent human life. Modern feminist values do not stand a chance against the miracle of life.


#14

If they actually adopt a stronger pro-life platform, that could very well seal the deal and pull me in this November for Trump.


#15

Meanwhile the democrats are calln for taxpayer funded abortions.

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=1017453


#16

Continuing their long tradition of failing utterly to support women, the Republican Party platform also includes official opposition to the use of Title IX to address campus sexual assault.

The Republicans have an issue with the Obama administration using Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity, to address the huge problem of sexual assault on college campuses, and issue which disproportionately affects women.

To put it politely, the Republican Party does not have a solid history of taking sexual assault seriously. There was that time House Republicans tried to redefine rape so that it was only “real” rape if it involved force. Then there was the time that Senate Republicans blocked votes on military sexual assault legislation. There was that other time New York state Republicans blocked a proposal to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse. And then there’s that time when Georgia state Republicans didn’t want to consider a proposal on rape kits and accused the Democratic sponsor of “politicizing” the issue to get votes.

There was the time when former GOP Senator Rick Santorum said while running for president that pregnant rape victims should make the best out of a bad situation. And that time former GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin argued that pregnancy from rape is really rare, because “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” And that time Akin also accused women of lying about rape. And that time GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said that getting pregnant from rape is God’s plan. And all the times Republicans have told women how to avoid getting raped, as if it’s their responsibility to stop rapists rather than predators’ responsibility to not rape people.

And then there’s the current Republican presidential nominee, whose opening salvo in this election was to call undocumented Mexican immigrants rapists, and who has compared trade deficits to rape. Twice.

So, it’s no surprise that the Republican Party would debate including opposition to supporting women in their platform, but that doesn’t make it any less indecent or enraging.

Fortunately, a majority of women know what’s up, and will practice self-preservation when in November and vote against Donald Trump and this deplorable platform.


#17

God willing. Thank you for your post. I know many disagree, but you have one strong supporter here with me.


#18

I have read that the platform also contains very strong language against LBGT rights, while the candidate is saying he is a strong advocate for gay rights. :shrug:


#19

Trump is a social moderate. He claims to be against abortion and is probably against affirmative action, but is okay with gay marriage and transgenders using whatever bathroom they want.


#20

Keep in mind that just because it’s the party’s plank doesn’t mean it’s Trump’s values. And also remember that Trump isn’t beholden to the Republican party even if he wins. His values are still largely unknown, and if he stays true to form, fluid.


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