August 26, 2008
Faith caucus interrupted by abortion protester
Susan Thistlewaite, president of Chicago Theological Seminary, spoke at the first faith caucus and said, "I’ve been a pastor for 30 years, and I’m in favor of choice." One person shouted "Yeah!" and a few people clapped.
She then said she was in favor of a women being able to terminate a pregnancy if the other choice is not having health care or being able to provide adequate education.
A man stood up and yelled, "Are you saying it’s convenient to murder a child? Does that child have a choice?"
He was ushered out before she finished.
"I am proud of our Democratic platform because it is innovative on common ground," Thistlewaite said. "What kind of a choice can you make if you have no pre-natal care? Common ground for common good means you are not alone."