Abortion and euthanasia "stand alone" "among the evils and injustices in American life in 2016" (Archbishop Gomez in the LA Diocesan Newspaper, June 2016) The Archbishop went on to say: "The hard truth is that not all injustices in the world are ‘equal..."
Ironically, the Platform accepted by the Democratic party at the 2016 convention, advocates unrestricted abortions for all women as a form of Health care and supports tax payer funding of Planned Parenthood (which is highly profitable and yet, a huge percentage of our taxes presently funds this world-wide corporation) and other abortion facilities.
Here are some quotes from the actual platform:
"We will appoint judges who defend the constitutional principles of liberty and equality for all, and will protect a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion,..." (Page 25)
"Democrats are committed to protecting and advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice. We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should have access to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion-regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured."
"We believe that reproductive health is core to women’s, men’s, and young people’s health and wellbeing. We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide critical health services to millions of people. We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment." (Page 37)
"In addition to expanding the availability of affordable family planning information and contraceptive supplies, we believe that safe abortion must be part of comprehensive maternal and women’s health care and included as part of America’s global health programming. Therefore, we support the repeal of harmful restrictions that obstruct women’s access to health care information and services, including the “global gag rule” and the Helms Amendment that bars American assistance to provide safe, legal abortion throughout the developing world."(page 46)
It should be noted that in recent years, Democrats have lost several seats in Congress and 11 governorships.