Progressives: Pro-choice on abortion, anti-choice on EVERYTHING else

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The ‘official’ Democratic Party platform now states that they “strongly and unequivocally support Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”

So, just how “pro-choice” are the Democrats?

In an effort to learn more about the party’s platform, Reason TV wanted to investigate what the Democrats mean exactly when they say “choice.” Glenn played the amazing audio of Reason asking the delegates to explain their stance on “choice” this morning on radio.

Given their strong statements on choice, their stance on food choice, school choice, even light-bulb choice, may surprise you:

When asked about whether or not they were pro-choice, the initial response of all of those shown in the video is “yes.”

Here are a a few examples of the initial responses:


“I am absolutely pro-choice.”

“Yes, it’s a woman’s right to choose what she wants to do with her body.”

“Yes, a woman should have a right to choose based on her doctor and her family.”

But, as Reason tried to interject a little common sense into the conversation, the delegates stances seemed to shift.

For example, when one delegate is questioned about their stance on choice in regards to transfats, one delegate said this:

“I think a lot of people make harmful decisions, there’s alcohol, there’s cigarette smoking, and so I understand the government trying to intervene because the American taxpayer pays a lot of money for fat people.”

So this delegate finds Coca-Cola to be a threat to your body, but abortion is a healthy decision?

Glenn pointed out that it is well documented that massive psychological damage can occur to patients receiving abortions – but the left doesn’t want to talk about that.

“People should only be allowed to make good choices,” another delegated responded in Reason video.

Of course, they fail to consider who gets to decide what is a “good choice” and a “bad choice.”

When asked if consumers should have the right to choose what kind of lightbulbs they want to purchase, the delegates quickly became anti-choice again:

“No, they shouldn’t because if they’re polluting the Earth, it’s going to last longer than their lifetime.”

Another noted that even if you “prefer the warm glow” or “are that particular about lighting” (which Glenn very much is) it shouldn’t “come before the safety and future of our planet.”

Sorry, Glenn.

How about right to work states? Surely if the delegates are pro-choice and, like we keep hearing, “fighting for the middle-class,” they are all for an individual getting to choose whether or not they want to join a union, right?

When asked if being in a union should be the choice of the worker, one woman actually did respond, “It should be a choice not to be in a union.”

Unfortunately, once she heard the phrase “Right to Work,” which the left leaning media and Democrat politicians hammered during the Wisconsin drama she quickly changed her tune.

“No, I ‑‑ well, a choice not to be in a union, but I think unions do good.  So I would choose ‑‑ uh…I guess not.  I’m not in favor of ‘Right to Work’.”

Not surprisingly, the delegates weren’t in favor of school choice either.

When asked again at the end of the video, a few of the delegates had a bit of a different response:


“I’m definitely pro choice when it comes to people’s bodies.”

“I’m pro choice on everything about everything about everything – on an informed choice, and government has a role in that.”

“I’m pro-intervention.”

“That is amazing,” Glenn responded to the unbelievable audio – later adding, “That should be sent to all of our college age students.”

It turns out the Democrats are small government – but only on one issue.

“They actually appeal to people’s small government sensibilities in the abortion argument,” Stu pointed out.

It shows the superiority of the argument conservatives make on almost every topic, because that’s what the left turns to when they need it.

Telling the government to ‘get out of your business,’ or in this case your bedroom, connects with Americans.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Bottom line of what the hard core, radical Democratic leadership stands for: A nation where all peoples choices are made by, for and of the government as the rulers from the ‘enlightened elite’ deem to be needed for the masses of uneducated, unwashed, and unwanted workers so far beneath their notice.

    Understand well people; in the end this is about power and control over the lives of self and of the nation; freedom or serfdom, you must decide, for in choosing to do nothing you have decided already.

    For me and my house; we serve the Lord first, and will do as he declares for the nation.

  • Soulphoenix

    The funniest line, perhaps, was “Maybe there are contradictions, but people are made of contradictions.”

    And tell me the distinction between a “good choice” and a “choice with good results.”

    Hilarious!

  • Anonymous

    Rotten at the core: Kill off the young and old to feed the “now” generation and those deemed worthy to feed.

  • Anonymous

    This is why I read your articles, Beck has many great points and this is one of them

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joan-Secrest/1330714431 Joan Secrest

    The choice of not eating certain things can effect the health of those who eat the wrong things. But, killing a baby doesn’t effect anyone, does it? These people are so silly they can’t even understand themselves.

  • Sandie

    Liberals/Dems/Progs are pro-choice as long as you chose an option that is
    acceptable to them, and they define what those options are. Hypocrisy defines them.

  • Anonymous

    Double standards and hypocrisy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.krinsky.71 Josh Krinsky

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  • eyeonfreedom

    I’m not going to reply on another website, but I’ll simply say it here: Responsibility. I was raised and taught that I and I alone was responsible for my own decisions and actions, and – through marriage – my husband and I lived and taught personal responsibility, raised three beautiful, responsible, and highly successful children. Two of our three have been married for a decade now, and have blessed us with five beautiful grandchildren. I wait patiently for our youngest to find his “Miss Right,” but only when the time is right for him/them. Our hearts have more than enough love and space for as many blessed gifts from God as they give us. That is what I consider the best form of birth control. Responsibility…

  • SCpatriot72

    Dems/ Comrades are not pro Choice they are PRO DEATH. Death of a baby
    and death of a nation. Death of reason and freedom. Death of anything
    that their feeble little minds cannot comprehend or control. This party
    of liars will have their day of reckoning. Question is will it be too
    late for the freedom lovers of this nation. I pray it is. Please stop
    listening to the lies off these insidious snakes. They are the party of
    DEATH! Oh, yeah don’t forget euthanasia! Obamacare is poised and
    ready to take care of you seniors who fought their comrades around the
    world for forty years.

  • SCpatriot72

    I pray it is not too late. Mistype on previous post.

  • Anonymous

    Dems and islam, the two stinking enemas of the U.S. It’s time they were severed.

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah, they want freedom, as long as they get to decide what is right for you. They want the people to be able to make their own choices, as long as it’s a choice they agree with. They don’t want the government to stop them from having an abortion, but the government should be a part of making sure people make the right choices. Man, these people are complete idiots. Hypocrisy at its finest.

  • landofaahs

    Start asking those people if it’s O.K. if a woman decides to abort based soley on the desire to only want to have male babies. If they found gay gene would they be O.K. with a woman deciding to abort because of that. How about if the woman only wanted blond haired and blue eyed children? I wonder how many hems and haws you’d get.

  • landofaahs

    It’s not just hypocrisy, it’s downright stupidity.

  • Anonymous

    It’s the most frustrating part of both parties, they advocate for freedom in some areas and demand government control in others.

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised Reason didn’t do a video like this at the republican convention, they could have gotten fairly similar results just on different issues.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely.

  • Jeff

    Wow…I’m stunned, and lost for words to understand these people. Bravo to reason tv…well done. I will be looking for your content more in the future.

  • new2la

    I am fighting these people with every fiber in me. The blogs on yahoo were on fire last night and I was one holding the matches! They keep repeating how suppressed women are in this counrty. Caroline Kennedy was horrendous and Cardinal Dolan should have slapped her across her face and ex-communicated her on the spot! We can not rest Glenn, they can’t arrest us all for speaking our minds. One person took exception with me because of my disrespect for the pres. I informed her, respect is earned, not a given. From all the comment I have read, 8 out of 10 were not very flattering to Obama and his gang.

  • new2la

    @mario….you will only go as far as the limitations you put on yourself. Not every successful person was born with a silver spoon; and yes, there are crooked people in this world; not sure why you even mention this. The person in the white house now, got in under false pretences. The hope and change he promised was not what people imagined. So yes, there are deceptive people that prey on the weaknesses of others. Don’t believe all the negative hype thrown at you by this administration; if you build it, it’s yours!

  • Anonymous

    The spin in this article give me vertigo. Specially when you notice Glenn, who hates so much the liberal media, has opted to appropriate the same strategy to attack the opposite party in terms of their supposed stance against freedom of choice. Coming from the anti-freedom-of-choice-of-a-woman-over-her-body party, this is nothing but Beck punching his own fat face.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, now you completely lost yourself to senseless and absurd accusations, old man.

  • Anonymous

    And you want the govt out of everyone’s life except when it comes to what a woman can and can not do with her own body. Hypocrisy at its finest.

  • Anonymous

    Nope. It’s vasectomy.

  • landofaahs

    How so? What is senseless? If they found a gay gene, would it be O.K. if women decided to have abortions based on them not wanting to have a gay child? It’s a simple question. If you believe in a woman’s right to choose,who are you or anyone else to disrespect their choice. I may be old but I’m not stupid. If you can’t answer the question, that’s your problem of stupidity.

  • Anonymous

    Believing there is such a thing as a gay gene is what is a problem of stupidity. Being gay factors in both genetic conditions and social environments, its both nature and nurture. Proof? There are severely feminine men who are as straight as they come, and there are very manly men who are as gay as they can be. Furthermore, saying that localizing sequences in the gene code (not a single gene) for gayness in order to avoid it is as bigoted as bigotry itself, its an attack against something many are proud to be. So screw your question. It is biased and tainted with intolerance and timid hatred. The rest of your comment is not commendable either, but I’ll stop there.

  • Anonymous

    Believing there is such a thing as a gay gene is what is a problem of stupidity. Being gay factors in both genetic conditions and social environments, its both nature and nurture. Proof? There are severely feminine men who are as straight as they come, and there are very manly men who are as gay as they can be. Furthermore, saying that localizing sequences in the gene code (not a single gene) for gayness in order to avoid it is as bigoted as bigotry itself, its an attack against something many are proud to be. So screw your question. It is biased and tainted with intolerance and timid hatred. The rest of your comment is not commendable either, but I’ll stop there.

  • landofaahs

    I did not say there was a gay gene. I said “if” there were. Once again your lack of comprehending is limited. There is no gay gene, hence, it is a choice just like the deadly choice of abortion. Have thine own way angry liberal.

  • landofaahs

    I did not say there was a gay gene. I said “if” there were. Once again your lack of comprehending is limited. There is no gay gene, hence, it is a choice just like the deadly choice of abortion. Have thine own way angry liberal.

  • greywolfrs

    Really? And exactly what made you come up with that assumption? Maybe someday, when you graduate third grade, you will realize that assumption is the mother of ALL fuck-ups. Then again, you are a left wing moron, so maybe not.

  • greywolfrs

    Really? And exactly what made you come up with that assumption? Maybe someday, when you graduate third grade, you will realize that assumption is the mother of ALL fuck-ups. Then again, you are a left wing moron, so maybe not.

  • Anonymous

    Right back at you, grumpy conservative.

  • Anonymous

    Right back at you, grumpy conservative.

  • landofaahs

    I’m not grumpy. I’m happy. Life is good for me anyway. I can’t speak for others. If the govt here gets too oppressive, I will go visit some easier living places such as La Estancia de Cafayate. So I’m not grumpy but you are dopey.

  • landofaahs

    I’m not grumpy. I’m happy. Life is good for me anyway. I can’t speak for others. If the govt here gets too oppressive, I will go visit some easier living places such as La Estancia de Cafayate. So I’m not grumpy but you are dopey.

  • greywolfrs

    That is exactly why I changed to the Libertarian party.

  • greywolfrs

    That is exactly why I changed to the Libertarian party.

  • new2la

    I have come to the conclusion that Liberalism is a disease; a personality changing condition. There’s a mechanism in the mind that closes at random and causes the individual to behave in an ungodly manner. Studies should be done on this, with money to be allotted for research. It really is the worst of the human condition and it isn’t getting better.

  • new2la

    I have come to the conclusion that Liberalism is a disease; a personality changing condition. There’s a mechanism in the mind that closes at random and causes the individual to behave in an ungodly manner. Studies should be done on this, with money to be allotted for research. It really is the worst of the human condition and it isn’t getting better.

  • Omegaomni

    lol both so called progressive and so called conservative want big government in everything not too long ago conservative were in our bedrooms with sodomy laws

    Both want a police state. conservative want the government to tap into everyphone and computer monitoring us and to have a constant global war on everything. Liberals want government to extend the feminist agenda to every part of our life. You guys are just yes men

  • Omegaomni

    double post

  • 2fortea

    BUT if you CHOOSE to keep your Down’s Syndrome child or a child with other “birth defects” you are vilified.

  • Anonymous

    No one is taking abortion off the table. Any woman can choose to have an abortion and live with the consequences. What she has no right to choose is that anyone else pay for it, regardless how she got that way. I think the medical profession’s creed to do no harm should be properly defined so as not to harm any life. No true Christian could deny late-term abortion is sadistic murder of a whole child. If you believe in Jehovah then you believe he will take care of mother and child. If you don’t know Jehovah, believe he knows you and is waiting to hear your prayer.

    Otherwise, I am sick to death of hearing “It’s the right thing to do.” and “That’s not who we are.”. According to whom? Over 50% of the DNC delegates angrily yelled “Nay” to adding God to the platform! I have a novel idea…lets let conservatives get the U,S. economy in order so all the progressives can give their OWN MONEY away any way they want. The better the economy, the more charitable they can be ! I suggest the progressive sub-culture take care of its own. The rest of us will proudly do the same. EVERYONE does have the same rules, but don’t all play fair. EVERYONE does have the same opportunity, but don’t take advantage. Where there is a will, there is a way. Even in OT times the poor weren’t given free food, but the Law required that the edges of the fields be left for them to glean for themselves.

    BHO’s vision of a new America is not the Judeo – Christian vision of the founders. That is not OK. Conservatism does not want to run your life as a collective Be a part of getting the country back on it’s feet and then find yourself a progressive for a handout.

    Funny thing though, once the “Have-Nots” join with the “Haves” their politics change !!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Here’s an idea…..Informed consent for an abortion should include not only an ultrasound in every clinic, but right next to it a MEAT GRINDER. Gross, yes. but if any woman can sign off on BOTH she has no soul and is not a child of God, but of Satan. Yes these are harsh words. Abortion is a despicable crime,

  • Anonymous

    What you would get is more rules to justify an evil decision .

  • Anonymous

    The key word in your comment is “Imagined”. BHO was masterful in setting it up so everyone was believing he agreed with them. NOW WE KNOW what BHO actually imagined !!!

  • Anonymous

    The pro-choice argument was always a lie. There is no choice if you’re forced to fund abortions, and there’s certainly no choice if medical professionals are forced to perform them whether Catholic or not.

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t we ask the question, “what about the baby’s body and where is his/her rights?” Abortion doesn’t have much to do with the health of the woman’s body, unless something goes wrong during the procedure. But, she has denied and aborted her role as nurturer and mother, and at some level she does know that she’s murdered her child, which does affect her emotionally, mentally and her psychology is forever changed. A percentage of this society has accepted the murdering of the child and the role of women and there is a hateful, destructive collective consciousness that is affecting every living person’s life. It’s a disease with no rationale other than it being an easy method of birth control with disastrous side effects. And we wonder what’s wrong with the youth, drug and alcohol use, all the demented souls who hate life and kill others, marriages not lasting long, people hating the opposite sex and become LSBT. Women must wake up to their true, rightful destiny once again and be who they are meant to be. And, men must take on their place of being the protector of woman and child. And, the men in agreement with abortion are affected by this also with their psychology being changed forever. Bring back the respect for each other as man and woman in harmony and love. We were born a specific sex in order to outpicture the qualities of that sex, not to outpicture the opposite qualities. There’s soo much confusion everywhere in all things today. Let’s return to our God, our creator, and be whole once again!

  • Anonymous

    After listenng to these liberal baffoons, I think i am forced to concur with their decision and support abortion. Since that is a common practice of theirs, it only helps to insure the natural selection process. And rid this world of another child being indoctrinated by these contentious morons !!

  • XenaWP

    LOL–your such a troll. “Supposed” stance against freedom? Did you not hear their own words come from thier commie mouths? The spin that comes from you gives me vertigo. Glenn points out all liberal commies because you all refuse to admitt what you really are, if you did admitt the truth the American people would throw you all out. So you hide behind freedom of choice, but really, freedom just gets in the way of big gov

  • XenaWP

    All that you have written in your post is progressive agenda, and the true conservatives have thier eyes opened now. That is why the Tea Party has come to vote out the progressives in BOTH parties.

  • XenaWP

    You socialist mock personal responsibility because you all believe other people should be responsible for you and your choices. You all cant make a choice before running it by govt to see if its all right. LOL!

  • yingling777

    I don’t like abortions, however, I must stand with the exception rule, because I do KNOW that if abortions were illegal even in the case of rape, there would be MORE rapes. Whether you want to hear it or NOT, it is the truth that white women would become breeding slaves to those whose goal is for their children to become white….WHICH BY THE WAY, ISSS genocide!

  • XenaWP

    What?? What are you talking about? Who would be the ones that ownes these breeding slaves?? Sounds like your talking about a commie country that is already doing such things! LOL!

  • yingling777

    Look, if women REALLY wanted to control these things, it could easily be done without abortion. Women would simply stop breeding with men…PERIOD….and choose to have clones which can only be accomplished between two females.

  • Anonymous

    No one wants to have an abortion, it isn’t made lightly either, but Abortions need to legal. My grandmother (RIP) took in and help a lot of women that were left impregnated by GI’s after WW2. Unwed and social outcasts they turned to horrific backroom abortions. My grandmother broke the law and helped these women get the help they needed with good Dr’s who also broke the law, she claimed she had a calling to help these troubled women. My grandmother wasn’t pro-abortion, she said she didn’t like it or really agree with it, but it was necessary. She saved a lot of women’s lives. She helped because none else would. She is my hero, and always said “your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your action and behavior does”

  • Anonymous

    Your grandmother wasn’t pro-abortion yet she “helped a lot of women that were left impregnated by GI’s after WW2″ or “She saved a lot of women’s lives”…. OK, If thats what you have to tell yourself to deflect responsibility…
    .
    We’ll let her actions and behavior speak for themself….

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.downincognito Joe Downincognito

    What a bunch of hyporcite liberals with nothing but monkey dung in their brainless heads.

  • Anonymous

    Careful what you say……
    I would suggest that you shouldn’t judge people that live during that time, they did, saw and experienced things that were both incredible and unimaginable, there is a reason they’re call the greatest generation. Yes she said it was her calling, personal calling?,religious call? I don’t know, I know she was a Christian, went to church, she never really talked about her religion though. She did lots of amazing things in her community and during her life more than most. Not deflecting responsibility i’m proud of her she was a great woman. I just think that abortion should remain legal.

  • Anonymous

    That is the only point that is clearly evident !! And if you don’t know if God calls people to kill babies, i would be careful what you say…… I’m sure if your Grandmother was a “Christian”, she would tell you the same !!
    .
    Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (he was in no way talking about killing them)..

  • Anonymous

    She saved lives of countless women who would have died by backroom abortions. She was a christian. So she didn’t see the need to tell everyone, it was personal to her. If were quoting the bible then “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven”

  • Anonymous

    You forgot “Thou shall not Kill”. That’s God’s judgement not mine..