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Democratic Party Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Abortion Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”

“2008 Democratic Party Platform,” www.democrats.org, Aug. 13, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Democratic Party of the United States of America shall: Section 1. Nominate and assist in the election of Democratic candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States; Section 2. Adopt and promote statements of policy; Section 3. Assist state and local Democratic Party organizations in the election of their candidates and the education of their voters; Section 4. Establish standards and rules of procedure to afford all members of the Democratic Party full, timely and equal opportunities to participate in decisions concerning the selection of candidates, the formulation of policy, and the conduct of other Party affairs, without prejudice on the basis of sex, race, age (if of voting age), color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, ethnic identity or physical disability, and further, to promote fair campaign practices and the fair adjudication of disputes.”

“The Charter and the Bylaws of the Democratic Party of the United States,” www.democrats.org, Feb. 3, 2007

Mission:

“The Democratic Party is committed to keeping our nation safe and expanding opportunity for every American. That commitment is reflected in an agenda that emphasizes strong economic growth, affordable health care for all Americans, retirement security, open, honest and accountable government, and securing our nation while protecting our civil rights and liberties.”

“What We Stand For,” www.democrats.org (accessed May 10, 2010)

Other:
National political party
Contact Info:
Phone
202-863-8000
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
www.democrats.org
Quoted in:
Should Abortion Be Legal? – Pro & Con Quotes