What a surprise coming from the party of free birth control and abortions for everyone! The Democratic National Convention has banished the presence of all babies and children from their convention floor.
They must have realized it might make their abortion-palooza a little awkward.
The Blaze reports,
It’s a recurring gag that Presidents have to do a lot of kissing babies. If so, President Obama must be really sick of that particular ritual.
Why? Because the Democratic National Convention has just banned children from the convention floor — including breastfeeding babies — unless those children have convention credentials. Which, needless to say, is relatively unlikely.
It is not clear what motivated this particular policy. However, in a development that may surprise some people, the move has infuriated the party’s feminist luminaries. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem issued a statement to the Charlotte Observer slamming the policy:
“Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women,” Steinem said in a statement. “It’s both right and smart for the Democratic Convention to behave as if children exist.”
The National Organization for Women has also lept on the bandwagon, slamming the DNC’s no-child-policy as sexist because it amounts to an “insurmountable barrier for mothers.” Given that the convention has also refused to provide child care in any way (though private child care vendors will be listed on a convention directory), this arguably isn’t much of an exaggeration. The RNC has taken a more mild tack, and only banned strollers from the convention floor.
Feminist Gloria Steinem advised the Democratic Party “to behave as if children exist”. Unless, of course, they’re inside the womb.