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Democratic Party Platform on Abortion

August 14, 2008

Christine covered the new draft Democratic Party Platform section on abortion yesterday for the Our Bodies Ourselves blog, and compares the relevant sections from 2004 and today. The new version gets rid of the “safe, legal and rare” language and adds language about access to family planning services and comprehensive sex education. It also declares that:

The Democratic Party also strongly supports a woman’s decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre- and post-natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs.

Christine has links to additional commentary on the platform. More blogs on the topic (feel free to point to more in the comments):
The Democratic Party Platform: A Feminist Document? – The Curvature
Progressive, Pro-Life and Full of Yourself – Frances Kissling at RHRC

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2009 10:30 am

    Totally agree with pre- and post-natal health care, parenting skills etc. but don’t forget how important prevention can be when required. CG

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