Monday, September 3, 2012

The Abortion Convention?

The upcoming Deomcratic National Convention, where President Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination to seek a second term as president, is being described by people from both sides of the aisle as "the abortion convention."

Last week, the Democratic National Committee released the line up of speakers for the convention and key spots are given to the president of NARAL, the president of Planned Parenthood, and Sandra Fluke, the college student who is seeking to have Georgetown, a Catholic University, pay for her contraceptives. 

Certainly, Lifesite News has lamented the line up  with Lila Rose terming the convention "Abortion-Palooza", but the Wall Street Journal has also noted the abortion-heavy line up (click here for their take).  The Wall Street Journal article wonders if this won't ultimately hurt the Democratic Party.  Michigan Representative Bart Stupak, the de facto leader of the "pro-life Democrats" also is expressing serious concern over his OWN party's convention lineup.  Stupak and others are concerned that no pro-life person will be allowed to speak at this week's convention.

Is the Deomcratic Party's number one issue now abortion?