Vaughn Cook on Abortion
Limit abortions to rape, incest, and health
The Utah County Democrats' new platform follows The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' position on abortion. The new platform says "every abortion is a tragedy" and opposes "elective abortion for personal or social convenience."
Abortion should be limited to instances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, cases of fetal deformities or when there is a serious threat to the life or health of the mother, the platform states.
Vaughn Cook, chairman of the Utah County Democratic Party, says, "The things that the Republicans would like to use to identify Democrats aren't really the things that identify Democrats." Issues such as gay marriage and abortion attract
most of the headlines, he said, but public education and transportation are examples of the important issues confronting government on a day-to-day basis. "It was time to define ourselves again," Cook said.
Source: Deseret News on 2016 Utah Gubernatorial race
, Jun 14, 2006
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