While Missouri Republican senatorial hopeful Rep. Todd Akin remains a favorite target of Democrats nationally, a closer look at the Democratic Party’s own platform would reveal they have their own ideologically partisan positions on the issue of abortion as well.
On Friday’s “Special Report,” host Bret Baier pointed that out.
“Obviously this week with the comments of Representative Akin in Missouri, Democrats have been pouncing on Republicans saying that their views on abortion are radical and that the Republican platform is radical,” he said. “The Democratic Party platform — take a look at how it’s written in 2008 and we are expecting it to be exactly the same. ‘The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion.’ The 2004 version of that in the DNC platform said ‘Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.’ So the question is about partial birth abortion and what the president, then state senator, voted for when he was in Illinois.”
And that according to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer is a show of where the real radical position on the issue lies, which he pointed out.
“Talk about extremism — what we’re talking about in the Akin case is a congressman that nobody ever heard of who is a candidate for Senate of one state out of 50 on the one hand,” he said. “On the other hand, you have Obama who is the president who took a position on partial birth abortion which is scandalous. Pat Moynihan, the great Democratic senator from New York said it’s the equivalent of infanticide. And we have Obama who’s been a long supporter of it. That’s extremism.”