"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

8.12.2008

september's coming soon

Here's an interesting look at the draft language of the Democratic party platform on abortion this year. I'm pleased to see that it includes a section on reducing abortions by "ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre and post natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs." The Republican party makes a big deal about its anti-abortion stance, but the party also actively advocates reduction in social programs that make it difficult, if not impossible, for poor women in this country to successfully raise healthy, educated children. Given that over 70% of women who have abortions cite financial constraints as a reason for their decision, seems like it's something pro-life advocates would want to address.

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