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Response to MrsCoffee (Reply #156)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 08:18 AM

158. The Majority party writes, and passes the bills that become laws.

 

The platform of the majority party is the ONLY one that gets addressed.

On this issue our platform is:

We believe the United States must continue to be a strong advocate for the rights and opportunities of women and girls around the world. Elevating their status is not just the right thing to do—it is also a strategic imperative that advances American interests in prosperity and stability. When women and girls are healthy, educated, and able to participate economically, their families and communities prosper, poverty decreases, and economies grow. And when women participate in conflict resolution and post-conflict processes, it improves the likelihood of securing sustainable peace. Democrats are committed to advancing the rights and opportunities of women and girls as a central focus of American diplomacy, development, and defense efforts and will continue to support the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security. We will work to end the epidemic of gender-based violence around the world. We will urge ratification of the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
We will support sexual and reproductive health and rights around the globe. In addition to expanding the availability of affordable family planning information and contraceptive supplies, we believe that safe abortion must be part of comprehensive maternal and women’s health care and included as part of America’s global health programming. Therefore, we support the repeal of harmful restrictions that obstruct women’s access to health care information and services, including the “global gag rule” and the Helms Amendment that bars American assistance to provide safe, legal abortion throughout the developing world.


Their platform:
Faithful to the "self-evident" truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life. We oppose the non-consensual withholding or withdrawal of care or treatment, including food and water, from people with disabilities, including newborns, as well as the elderly and infirm, just as we oppose active and passive euthanasia and assisted suicide.


I'm offering NO argument that we should pursue pro life candidates, our focus should be those that are in line with our platform 100%. Accepting that some House districts will NOT support a candidate that openly supports some of our platform positions is political reality. In those districts.. and only those districts, we need to accept a lower standard to get the numbers that allows for OUR platform above to be put into bills. Else, THEIR platform is what is slipped into bills passing through congress, and that is NOT good for us.

As I said above, we need 24 more seats to boot Ryan from the House Speakers seat, and put Pelosi (or the next Democratic Party selected house leader) into the speakers seat. You show me the 24 districts that will support and elect a full progressive/liberal candidate as their representative over the Republican incumbent, and I'm totally onboard. OR we accept and get behind some less than perfect candidates. OR we just accept the continued Republican hold, and let them run with THEIR platform.

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