Words Matter – No human being is illegal

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November 12, 2015
CONTACT: Kristen Day (202) 220-3066

Washington, D.C.-- Major candidates in the Democratic Party’s nomination race for the White House keep missing the point when it comes to abortion, and they ​continue to risk losing the support of pro-life Democrats.

​While former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is trying to score political points against former​ Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s support for a border wall, his campaign team ignores the truth in favor of rhetoric.
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An O’Malley staffer recently sent off ​an email to Kristen Day, Democrats​For Life of America’s executive director, ​going after Clinton.​
“Words matter, and no human being is illegal,” the staffer wrote. “This intolerant rhetoric has no place in our party.  We need to stand up and lead with the compassionate message and actions that make us who we are.”
Words do matter.  The O’Malley team is right about that.  And no human being is illegal.  Right again.  So what about a human being in the womb?
“Governor O'Malley is challenging the ‘intolerant rhetoric’ that protects human beings only on the basis of their location,” Day said.  “We agree that location, even if the location is in the womb, should not determine the right to life.”
It might make good politics to challenge Clinton on the border, but what about challenging her on the right to life? What about opening up the Big Tent to let in the millions of pro-life Democrats who have been left behind by the party?
Since the Democratic Party stopped pushing for a 50-state strategy, the party started losing pro-life support, and started losing key elections.  According to the recent Democratic Victory Strategy report, since 2010, the party has lost 69 House seats, 13 Senate seats, 912 state legislative seats, 30 state legislative chambers, and 12 governorships.   
Can O’Malley challenge the outdated thinking that drives the party, and be a real voice for the people?  Even the unborn people?  Democrats For Life of America hopes he can see the truth and stand up for all rights, beginning with the right to life.
And it’s not just a matter of winning elections.  The Democratic Party must acknowledge the truth of these new lives, no matter how small.  Day said that a friend recently gave birth to a premature baby.
“She made a plea for prayers for her child as she went into preterm labor.  Words matter,” Day said.  “No one said that it is just a bunch of cells so it does not matter.  Pro-choice and pro-life friends all prayed for this tiny human being.  The precious little boy was born at 1 pound 4 ounces.  Words matter.”
Democrats For Life of America calls on O’Malley to stand for truth.  No human beings are illegal.  Words matter.

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