Christian Leaders Urge Democrats to Reject Abortion Extremism in Party Platform

A coalition of Christian leaders, including Bishop John Stowe, Sr. Norma Pimentel, and Marcus Mescher, has sent a letter to the Democratic Platform Committee, asking it to reject the extreme position on abortion that was included in the 2016 Democratic platform. The letter states:

We urge the Democratic Party to embrace policies that protect both women and children: legal protection for pre-born children, improved prenatal care for women in need, especially women of color, alternatives to abortion, and a comprehensive culture of life free from violence, poverty and racism.

We call upon you to recognize the inviolable human dignity of the child, before and after birth. We urge you to reject a litmus test on pro-life people of faith seeking office in the Democratic Party. Crucially, we urge you to end the explicit support in your platform for abortion extremism, such as taxpayer-funded abortion in America and overseas, opposed by 60% and 76% of voters.

79% of voters oppose elective abortion on demand, including, but not limited to, many people of faith. They deserve a home in the Democratic Party.

You can read the full letter and see all the signatories here.