With the Democratic National Convention kicking off today, a
small voice of party pro-lifers will be working to gain
Kristen Day, who heads Democrats for Life, recognizes that her group
has a tough task ahead, as the party predominantly follows
President Obama's stance and favors abortion.
"The platform really does not represent the full
views of Democrats across this nation when we see the number of
Democrats who do support restrictions on abortion and the number of
Democrats who oppose abortion altogether," she offers.
Day and co-believers within party ranks will be at the
convention to make sure that the pro-life voice is heard and
reflected in future platforms.
"Most people are welcoming us there," the pro-lifer accounts.
"There are obviously the extremists on this issue who don't want,
don't see that pro-life Democrats have a place in the party. But
when you look at it from a political perspective, the party can't
be whole unless there is pro-life representation."
The platform is currently pro-abortion, with the only pro-life
provision supporting programs to assist pregnant mothers who want
to carry their babies to term. Day stresses the pro-life issue is
worth fighting for, even if the task seems overwhelming.