DNC Participants “Pro-Choice” on Abortion, But Nothing Else

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 5, 2012   |   4:40PM   |   Washington, DC

A hilarious-but-tragic video making the rounds today on the Internet shows participants at the 2012 Democratic National Convention interviewed on camera about their views on abortion and other political issues. As Reason magazine’s film crew shows, Democrats are “pro-choice” on abortion but nothing else.

The official Democratic Party platform “strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”

As the magazine notes: “Reason TV talked with Democratic delegates and supporters at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and found that most were on board with the party’s strong pro-choice stance. But when pressed to talk about whether or not they were pro-choice in areas of human activity beyond abortion, delegates and supporters seemed less certain and, at times, outright hostile to the notion of increased choice.”

The video is produced by Paul Detrick and Zach Weissmueller.



The age-old mantra of supporting “choice” rather than abortion has been one that has frustrated pro-life advocates for years — as if destroying the life of a human being is a choice on the same moral level as what dinner entree to select at a restaurant.

Last year, DeRoy Murdock , a Scripps Howard News Service columnist and fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, wrote an pinion column pointing out the hypocrisy of this thinking.

Murdock ticks off a couple of recent legislative items in Congress to show the duplicity of this pro-choice stance — supporting “choice” on abortion but not on other political topics. Murdock’s conclusion is right on:  choice is merely a code phrase that is used to make the appearance of supporting unlimited abortion on demand not look so bad.