Former Obama adviser calls Democratic platform ‘morally reprehensible’ | News | LifeSite

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The 2016 Democratic platform is the most pro-abortion in history.

PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – He worked to elect Barack Obama president in 2012, and he’s at the Democratic National Convention this year – but he thinks the Democratic Party’s platform is immoral and indefensible on the issue of abortion and could potentially shut down anyone who holds to traditional sexual morality.

“It’s morally reprehensible,” Michael Wear, who led President Obama’s outreach to evangelicals in 2012, told the Catholic News Agency, when asked about the 2016 platform’s abortion plank.

The 55-page platform promises Democrats officials will “stand up” for Planned Parenthood, fund abortion nationwide and around the world, “overturn” state and federal restrictions on abortion, and crank up the legal pressure against pro-life sidewalk counselors.

He is one of many Democrats to say the party has ratified too extreme a position for the American people.

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said draft platform language calling for the repeal of the Hyde and Helms Amendments are “crazy.”

“It’s something that I know most of the Democrats in West Virginia and most West Virginians would not agree with. I don’t either,” he told The Weekly Standard.

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