"Our party has always been the voice of the powerless and the voiceless.They have been our natural constituency. Let us add to this list the most powerless and voiceless member of the human family: the unborn child."
~Gov. Robert P. Casey (Pennsylvania, Democrat, May 1992)
[Note: Gov. Casey's plea to the Democrat party platform committee ultimately fell on deaf ears. In the midst of his talk, Casey was interrupted by Rep. Nancy Peloci of CA, (who is now the Speaker of the House) …. Peloci said something about everybody there sympathizing with Casey's religious view (Casey's Catholic), and Casey interrupted right back with the words "this is not a religious issue. This is a moral issue. Let me continue, please."]
One of President Obama's first acts last week was to sign an executive order to permit the funding of abortions in foreign countries.
"What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? What kind of a person, and what kind of a society, will we have 20 years hence if life can be taken so casually?"
~Jesse Jackson, 1977
I hope he has a change of heart, too.