“Democrats for Life” Endorses Pro-Abortion Senate Candidate
by Steven Ertelt | Richmond, VA | LifeNews.com | 10/15/12 12:46 PM
Democrats for Life of America has come under fire from pro-life groups ever since its endorsed Obamacare, with its abortion-funding, rationing, and anti-conscience provisions. Now the group is getting criticism for endorsing a pro-abortion Senate candidate in Virginia.
DFLA has endorsed former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, who is running against George Allen for a seat in the U.S. Senate. With a Republican Senate necessary to move the pro-life legislative agenda in Congress, to approve another pro-life-friendly judge for the Supreme Court and to overturn Obamacare, pro-life groups are working to ensure GOP majority.
But DFLA has endorsed the Democrat, Kaine, who says on his own web site that he doesn’t want to put any limits on the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason and has resulted in 55 million abortions.
“I strongly support the right of women to make their own health and reproductive decisions and, for that reason, will oppose efforts to weaken or subvert the basic holding of Roe v. Wade,” Kaine says, adding that he doesn’t support “criminalizing women’s reproductive decisions.”
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Kelsey Hazzard of the pro-life group Secular Pro-Life, noticed the contradiction in the endorsement and contacted Democrats for Life.
There are many things about the Democratic Party that I find attractive; of course, the party platform on abortion is not one of them. So I love the idea behind Democrats for Life of America (DFLA). What I don’t love is when DFLA throws its integrity out the window by endorsing a candidate who, by DFLA’s own criteria, is unworthy of the honor. That’s exactly what they’ve done with their shocking endorsement of Tim Kaine for the Virginia Senate race against George Allen.
I wrote to DFLA president Kristen Day:
As a Virginia resident, I’m treated to constant Kaine radio ads. From where I stand, he is campaigning on a pro-abortion platform and being quite vocal about it. One radio ad features a moment in the debate where Kaine attacks Allen’s support for pre-abortion ultrasounds. Kaine’s website very clearly states: “I strongly support the right of women to make their own health and reproductive decisions and, for that reason, will oppose efforts to weaken or subvert the basic holding of Roe v. Wade.” This under the heading of “Individual Rights”– what about the rights of the preborn? I find your endorsement of Tim Kaine to be wildly inappropriate and urge you to reconsider.
Five days later and still no response.