posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 05:55 PM
Newly appointed Democratic Party chief Howard Dean has promised to make anti abortion candidates welcome in the party. Stating "We are going to
embrace pro-life Democrats because pro-life Democrats care about kids after they're born, not just before they're born" Dean is trying to remake
the party in such a way it generates broader appeal to voters. Several races may feature anti-abortion Democratic candidates including Rhode island
where the Republican incumbent is pro abortion rights.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Democratic Party chief Howard Dean is promising to make foes of abortion more welcome, and some potential Senate
candidates are already testing that message.
"We are going to embrace pro-life Democrats because pro-life Democrats care about kids after they're born, not just before they're born," Dean said
recently in Mississippi as he tried to rekindle Democratic fires in the conservative South.
With the next congressional elections still more than a year-and-a-half away, anti-abortion rights Democrats may run in both Pennsylvania and Rhode
Island -- and in Rhode Island the Democrat would be challenging one of the few Republican senators who backs abortion rights.
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It interesting to see the Democrats try to take out what has been a key plank into there party in an effort to get votes. It remains to be seen if
Dean who is considered by some to be pretty far tot he left can move the party as a whole to the right. If they do not go about this the right way,
the party will be seen as fragmented and out of touch yet again.