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Pro-Life Democrat Helps to Defeat Planned Parenthood in Virginia

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    "Feminist groups originally aimed their ire at Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who introduced the legislation. But they soon found a new target: Senator Charles Colgan, a pro-life Democrat who broke party ranks to cross the aisle and vote with Republicans.

    Colgan faced withering opposition from within his own party in the days leading up to the vote, yet held firm to his pro-life convictions. "It was pretty tough," Colgan told the Associated Press on the 27th. "They really wanted me to change my position, but I couldn't do it." His vote turned an expected 21 to 19 defeat of the amendment into a 20-20 tie, which in turn brought in Lt. Gov. Bolling to cast the ie-breaking vote against Planned Parenthood."

    - rest at www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=27135
     
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    Good for him.
     
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    Of course, pro-life democrats are the black sheep of the party.
     
  4. KenH

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    Yes, in the eyes of the party leadership they are - all 43% of them.
     
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    I think that's a misuse of the statistic. I would think that a good number of that percentage are not in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade.
     
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    That's true as one can be pro-liife without supporting the overturning of Roe v. Wade due to the dramatic social upheaval it could cause. This is the reason why I have my doubts that if there were 9 Samuel Alitos on the U.S. Supreme Court that Roe v. Wade would be completely overturned.

    Of course, simply overturning Roe v. Wade, by itself, will not stop one single abortion from taking place.
     
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    IMO, a reasonable definition of a pro-life person is someone who favors the outlawing of abortion.

    I doubt that many democrats could fall in that category. Some could, but not 43 percent.
     
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    Sixty-seven percent of Democrats would outlaw some or all abortions. - ​
    Gallup Poll, May 5-7, 2003


    - from one of the links that I previously posted in the "Democrats for Life" thread.
     
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