Pro-Life Activists to Fly Banner With of Aborted Babies Over Democratic National Convention

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 20, 2016   |   5:18PM   |   Washington, DC

With a Democrats putting forward the most extreme pro-abortion platform in its party’s history and pushing to force all Americans to pay for hundreds of thousands of abortions, a pro-life activists group is preparing to take graphic images of aborted babies to the party’s convention next week.

As Philadelphia plays host to the Democratic National Convention next week, Mark Harrington, National Director of Created Equal, will remind Democrats that it was once home to Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors.” Although Gosnell, an abortionist convicted of murdering babies born alive, is jailed, support for abortion is alive and well in the Democratic Party, he said.

arrington and his pro-life advocacy group are inviting convention leadership and delegates to put a stop to that with #OperationDNC in the skies over Philadelphia and outreach events on the ground July 21 and 26.

#OperationDNC features 50’ x 100’ aerial banners bearing the message “Defend uNborn Children.” A photo of a baby aborted at 15 weeks will appear on the banner in flight over downtown Philadelphia, where the convention gathers at the Wells Fargo Center. The banners are scheduled to fly daily from July 21 through 24, weather permitting.

“The Democratic Party is the party of Kermit Gosnell,” explained Harrington. “The United States Supreme Court’s recent decision on abortion facilities opens the door to more ‘Houses of Horror’ like Gosnell’s killing center. On the issue of abortion, democrats are extremists. They support infanticide and late-term abortion.”

Harrington explained the reasoning behind #OperationDNC, “Created Equal is taking advantage of this historic opportunity to raise our voices for the preborn. We demand that the Democratic Party defend the preborn.”

In the days leading up to the July national gathering of the Democratic Party, Created Equal will also present a series of public outreach events throughout the “City of Brotherly Love.”

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As LifeNews has reported:

The newest platform opposes the Hyde Amendment, which prevents taxpayers from having to fund abortions.

The Hyde Amendment is common sense legislation that has garnered bipartisan support since the 1970s, notes The Hill. Yet, thanks to a far left Democratic platform committee, the party is now apparently totally OK with forcing Americans to pay for something with which they may morally disagree.

Americans, however, have indicated they are opposed to having to foot the bill for abortions. The Knights of Columbus conducted a study last year that found 68 percent of those surveyed were against it. Democrats especially won’t like what one key demographic had to say – millennials opposed it by 71 percent to 28 percent.

How can Clinton hope to defend such an extreme position?

The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List is urging other Democratic senators who have previously stood up for life like Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp, and Tim Kaine, who is rumored to be one of Clinton’s VP choices, to come out against the new DNC platform. President Marjorie Dannenfelser offered this statement on Monday:

“Senators Bob Casey, Joe Donnelly, Tim Kaine, and Heidi Heitkamp have all previously stood up for the conscience rights of taxpayers, in support of the Hyde Amendment,” Dannenfelser said. “Will they defend the principles they have stood up for in the past, or submit to the national party apparatus, beholden to the abortion lobby? They cannot claim to be pro-life if they support forcing Americans nationwide to be complicit in abortions through their tax dollars. This is a gross violation of conscience rights.”