Listen to the Democratic Convention applaud when speaker says she had an abortion.

Yesterday, NARAL president Ilyse Hogue told the Democratic Convention that she had an abortion. You can watch her remarks above, but here’s what she said:

…when I found out I was pregnant years ago. I wanted a family, but it was the wrong time. I made the decision that was best for me — to have an abortion and get compassionate care at a clinic in my own community. Now, years later, my husband and I are parents to two incredible children.

After she said that she had an abortion, delegates applauded. They applauded.

The Democratic platform supports the regime of Roe v. Wade, which means that the party believes that it should be legal to take the life of an unborn child at any stage of pregnancy from 0-9 months. About one million unborn children are killed by abortion every year in the United States alone. Since 1973, nearly 60 million unborn children have been killed legally in our country. That is the holocaust times ten.

Abortion-on-demand is the greatest human rights crisis of our time. And this party applauds a testimonial of participation in our great national shame.

Have mercy.

12 Responses to Listen to the Democratic Convention applaud when speaker says she had an abortion.

  1. Ian Shaw July 28, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    “I made the decision that was best for me ”

    So you didn’t have a conversation with your husband?

    Core of our human nature is being selfish. No further proof needed than what was shown here.

  2. Elliot Svensson July 28, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    Roe v Wade and also Doe v Bolton, don’t forget! Roe v Wade for medical reasons, Doe v Bolton for mental health or well-being as a medical reason. Decision given by Supreme Court at the same time.

  3. Elliot Svensson July 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    Applause is a little less credible given the notion that some in attendance were paid $50 to be there and applause. See the article in…

    • crosshuggercrosshugger July 28, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

      I don’t believe snopes. The person running snopes has a left leaning bias so who checks the snopes stuff out?

      • Matt Martin July 28, 2016 at 11:30 pm #

        Actually Snopes is run by David Mikkelson, who was a registered Republican in 2000, but with no party affiliation since 2008.They’re one of the more respectable ones out there. And if you immediately write them off then…well, enough said.

  4. Mitch Stevens July 29, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    It may be slightly more complicated than that. My take was that they were cheering the presence of an abortion clinic locally, not the abortion itself. The applause was too delayed to be cheering the abortion itself, I thought. That is, I sensed that she and the crowd were riffing off the Whole Woman’s Health decision, which struck down a law that the plaintiffs argued had shut down a number of abortion clinics, leaving women without local abortion options. If that was the case, it’s a proxy for applauding the decision, not applauding her abortion, per se.

  5. Elliot Svensson July 29, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Not to say that left-leaning people aren’t cheering abortion on nowadays, with eyes wide open.

  6. Ike Lentz July 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    Denny, what do you think is a best case scenario regarding abortion? Roe V Wade overturned, states decide, woman and doctors who attempt in illegal states jailed?

  7. Kathleen McNeal July 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    Quite a stretch to claim that they were cheering the abortion, per se. The applause clearly comes at the end of the sentence when she’s talking about health service access right in her own community — a counterpoint to unconstitutional laws like the one in Texas that would have forced most women to drive hundreds of miles to find a provider.

    • Denny Burk July 29, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

      I love and respect him, but anyone who reads this blog knows that I disagree with him on this. I’ve been trying to warn and convince people since last year that Trump is not qualified to hold the office he seeks. You can read my many posts here.

      For me the primary flaw in Grudem’s argument is that he seems to suppose that Trump is the lesser of two evils. I don’t agree with this. In principle, I don’t have any problem with voting for the lesser of two evils. I can see where that might be the wisest approach under certain circumstances. But that is not the issue here. Many #NeverTrump folks like myself think he’s not at all the lesser of two evils. That means we can never vote for pro-Choice Clinton. And neither can we support a candidate who in many respects is worse than she is.

      Ironically, if I were to vote for the lesser of two evils in this election, I think I would have to support Clinton. And that is something that I will never do.


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