2016 Democratic Convention to hear from every major abortion lobby group in US
PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Despite clear and public divisions between the party’s leadership and its grassroots base, the Democratic National Convention will be united on one issue: abortion-on-demand.
In addition to staunch and uncompromising advocates of abortion-on-demand, the schedule of speakers for the four-day 2016 nominating convention includes the leaders of every major abortion lobbying group in the nation.
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is scheduled to address delegates on Tuesday, despite a swirling controversy involving accusations that the taxpayer-funded organization harvests and sells aborted babies’ organs and tissue.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue and EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock will speak the following evening, the same night as former President Bill Clinton.
Richards spoke before the former president at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Schriock, a former Democratic operative with a history of managing political campaigns, was rumored this morning to be the leading candidate to permanently replace DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, according to Politico.
Rep. Schultz was forced to resign after leaked e-mails showed party officials openly plotting to sink the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders. The senator’s supporters booed Schultz off the stage at this morning’s proceedings, requiring her to be escorted out of the Wells Fargo Center by security. They then held a protest on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, connecting Philadelphia with New Jersey.
Aside from abortion lobbyists, the convention will hear from Tom Steyer, a California billionaire who has spent millions of dollars funding Democratic candidates for office. Although Steyer is motivated by his support for environmentalist policies, he has funded ads attacking pro-life Republicans like Ken Cuccinelli on the issue of abortion-on-demand.
Other abortion stalwarts slated to address the increasingly fractious convention include Nancy Pelosi, Jesse Jackson, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and President and Mrs. Obama.
Lena Dunham, the star of the HBO series “Girls,” has also been added to the speakers roster, incensing critics of her nudity-laden TV show.
“This is the kind of person that the party of women's rights is celebrating this week in Philadelphia,’ said Bill Donohue of the Catholic League. “Will anyone in the media squeeze Hillary Clinton to explain why?”
The schedule complements a Democratic Party platform that is, critics say, the most pro-abortion in the history of any political party.
The convention begins tonight with a focus on illegal immigrants who benefit from the DREAM Act.