2020 Democrat vs Republican Abortion Platforms


I am totally saddened by the sheer number of people who are classified as Christians that support the murder of the unborn child.  May I refer you to some Scripture at this point?  Proverbs 6:17 (KJV) says that God hates “hands of that shed innocent blood.”  Further, God instructs us to Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.  If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it?  Will He not repay everyone according to what they have done?” (Proverbs 24:11-12 NIV)

Listed below are excerpts from both the official 2020 Democrat Platform and the official 2020 Republican Platform regarding Abortion and the Sanctity of Life.  They are polar opposites. The Abortion issue alone is reason enough to vote for or against a party/candidate!  I leave it to you to decide how you will vote.  I will be voting for those that  “affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed.”

THE DEMOCRAT PARTY PLATFORM

Securing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

Democrats are committed to protecting and
advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice.
We believe unequivocally, like the majority of
Americans, that every woman should be able to
access high-quality reproductive health care
services, including safe and legal abortion. We will
repeal the Title X domestic gag rule and restore
federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which
provides vital preventive and reproductive health
care for millions of people, especially low-income
people, and people of color, and LGBTQ+ people,
including in underserved areas.

Democrats oppose and will fight to overturn federal
and state laws that create barriers to reproductive
health and rights. We will repeal the Hyde
Amendment, and protect and codify the right to
reproductive freedom. We condemn acts of violence,
harassment, and intimidation of reproductive health
providers, patients, and staff. We will address the
discrimination and barriers that inhibit meaningful
access to reproductive health care services,
including those based on gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity, race, income, disability, geography,
and other factors. Democrats oppose restrictions on
medication abortion care that are inconsistent with
the most recent medical and scientific evidence and
that do not protect public health.

We recognize that quality, affordable comprehensive
health care; medically accurate, LGBTQ+ inclusive,
age-appropriate sex education; and the full range of
family planning services are all essential to ensuring
that people can decide if, when, and how to start a
family. We are proud to be the party of the Affordable
Care Act, which prohibits discrimination in health
care on the basis of sex and requires insurers to
cover prescription contraceptives at no cost. These
efforts have significantly reduced teen and
unintended pregnancies by making it easier to
decide whether, when, and how to have a child.
We believe that a person’s health should always
come first. Democrats will protect the rights of all
people to make personal health care decisions, and
will reject the Trump Administration’s use of broad
exemptions to allow medical providers, employers,
and others to discriminate (Democratic Party
Platform, 2020, p. 32).


THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM

The Fifth Amendment: Protecting Human Life

The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can “be
deprived of life, liberty or property” deliberately
echoes the Declaration of Independence’s
proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their
Creator” with the inalienable right to life.
Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and
affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right
to life which cannot be infringed. We support a
human life amendment to the Constitution and
legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth
Amendment’s protections apply to children before
birth.


We oppose the use of public funds to perform or
promote abortion or to fund organizations, like
Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide or refer
for elective abortions or sell fetal body parts rather
than provide healthcare. We urge all states and
Congress to make it a crime to acquire, transfer, or
sell fetal tissues from elective abortions for research,
and we call on Congress to enact a ban on any sale of
fetal body parts. In the meantime, we call on
Congress to ban the practice of misleading women
on so-called fetal harvesting consent forms, a fact
revealed by a 2015 investigation. We will not fund or
subsidize healthcare that 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 individuals
with disabilities, newborns, the elderly, or the infirm,
just as we oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide.

We affirm our moral obligation to assist, rather than
penalize, women who face an unplanned pregnancy.
In order to encourage women who face an unplanned
pregnancy to choose life, we support legislation that
requires financial responsibility for the child be
equally borne by both the mother and father upon
conception until the child reaches adulthood. Failure
to require a father to be equally responsible for a
child places an inequitable burden on the mother,
creating a financial and social hardship on both
mother and child. We celebrate the millions of Americans
who open their hearts, homes, and churches to mothers
in need and women fleeingabuse. We thank and
encourage providers of counseling, medical services, We
support funding for ultrasounds and adoption assistance.

We salute the many states that now protect women and
girls through laws requiring informed consent, parental
consent, waiting periods, and clinic regulation. We
condemn the Supreme Court’s activist decision in Whole
Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt striking down common
sense Texas laws providing for basic health and safety
standards in abortion clinics.

We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for
leading the effort to add enforcement to the Born-
Alive Infant Protection Act by passing the Born-Alive
Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which imposes
appropriate civil and criminal penalties on healthcare
providers who fail to provide treatment and care to
an infant who survives an abortion, including early
induction delivery whether the death of the infant is
intended. We strongly oppose infanticide. Over a
dozen states have passed Pain-Capable Unborn
Child Protection Acts prohibiting abortion after
twenty weeks, the point at which current medical
research shows that unborn babies can feel
excruciating pain during abortions, and we call on
Congress to enact the federal version. Not only is it
good legislation, but it enjoys the support of a
majority of the American people. We support state
and federal efforts against the cruelest forms of
abortion, especially dismemberment abortion
procedures, in which unborn babies are literally torn
apart limb from limb.

We call on Congress to ban sex-selection abortions
and abortions based on disabilities – discrimination
in its most lethal form. We oppose embryonic stem
cell research. We oppose federal funding of
embryonic stem cell research. We support adult stem
cell research and urge the restoration of the national
placental stem cell bank created by President George
H.W. Bush but abolished by his Democrat successor,
President Bill Clinton. We oppose federal funding for
harvesting embryos and call for a ban on human
cloning.


The Democratic Party is extreme on abortion.
Democrats’ almost limitless support for abortion, and
their strident opposition to even the most basic
restrictions on abortion, put them dramatically out of
step with the American people. Because of their
opposition to simple abortion clinic safety
procedures, support for taxpayer-funded abortion,
and rejection of pregnancy resource centers that
provide abortion alternatives, the old Clinton mantra
of “safe, legal, and rare’” has been reduced to just
“legal.” We are proud to be the party that protects
human life and offers real solutions for women.

_______________

Note:  I was inspired to write this post after reading the post “Abortion Is the Primary Social Issue” by Bob Russell Ministries published October 25, 2020.

 

About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren – Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, Mason & Rebecca (Knight) Davenport and four great-grandchildren. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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2 Responses to 2020 Democrat vs Republican Abortion Platforms

  1. Jane Hix says:

    I have always been opposed to abortion/murder of babies, born and unborn…….and will continue to be. NOTHING can change my mind. I believe God created ALL of us , including our sex and color. HE has plans for our life and I will never vote for anyone that supports the killing of an innocent baby!

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    • jimdavenport says:

      Jane, our nation will pay a price for this abomination. God will not continue to allow abortion to go unpunished. You might be interested in an article I wrote and posted on my blog in 2012. Here is the link: https://jimdavenport.me/2012/07/01/on-child-sacrifice/
      The number of abortions in the USA at that time was above 54 million … it now exceeds 62.3 million!!!

      Here are some closing remarks from that 2012 article: “As a people the majority in the USA seem to have “stiffened their necks” against God’s will when it comes to abortion. God will not let this continue without major repercussions. God’s anger will be like a “flame of devouring fire,” the fire of Tophet. The flame will be all-consuming and more than adequate to punish all offenders. “… The breath of the Lord, (will be) like a stream of brimstone (that) kindles it (Isaiah 30:33).” How are we that different from the primitive or tribal people who practice child sacrifice? I say … we are not that different at all. We have the bloodguilt of more than 54 million souls on our hands.”

      May God have mercy on us for allowing this human catastrophe to continue!

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