Make no mistake, the meeting of pro-life Democrats was only near the Democrat National Convention and not at it.
A group of pro-life Democrats gathered in a hotel near the convention the way that a teenage boy stalks the house of the girl who dumped him, with love unrequited.
This year not a single pro-life Democrat was allowed to speak at the convention, a convention that adopted the most radical pro-abortion plank possible while at the same time expunging any mention of God. I think God is happy that at least they have stopped pretending. But the pro-lifers in the party still won't take no for an answer.
They gathered for a panel discussion in a hotel conference room. The board of Democrats for Life of America present includes two former U.S Representatives and a smattering of academics, but not one sitting elected pro-life Democrat. Yet they still don't get the message.
Among the former U.S. Representatives is the notorious Bart Stupak, the man who cut the deal with President Obama to support Obamacare in exchange for an executive order prohibiting the funding of abortion that every pro-lifer without a D after his name knew was meaningless. But Bart Stupak and the other pro-life Democrats ignored the warning because they wanted to believe.
So now what does Rep. Stupak have to say now that the worst fears of his opponents have come to pass?
“To tell you the truth, I am perplexed and disappointed having negotiated the executive order with the president.” Stupak said during a panel discussion. “Not only does that HHS mandate violate the executive order, it also violates statutory law.”
“If you go back to the Omnibus Budget Act of 2009, passed by Democratic House, Democratic Senate and signed by President Obama, that is probably the most specific particular language that no funds can be used to promote abortion,” he added.
Talking about the HHS mandate, he said “I think it’s illegal. I believe it has contraceptive services, it also has drugs that induce [abortions].”
You, pro-life Democrats, still support the very man who lied and told you what you wanted to hear and then summarily dumped you. The same man that has issued, by your own admission, an illegal mandate to fund abortion and destroy religious freedom.
You support the same party that will not allow your minority voices to be heard.
You support the same party that has adopted as a core objective of the party to provide for taxpayer funded abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason.
You support this party why?
The panelists nonetheless said the broader goal of reducing the number of abortions in the U.S. would be served far better by Democrats, who they said supported the kind of healthcare and social services that would persuade more pregnant women to go through with pregnancies that they did not intend.
Your party wants to fund abortion and you still think it will reduce abortion? We all know that when you fund something you get less of it, right? If you believe that I have an executive order I would like to sell you. Oh that's right, you already bought it.
There are none so blind than those who won't see.