(LifeNews)For the first time in two decades, the Democratic National Committee’s platform committee will hear from pro-life advocates wanting the party to moderate its pro-abortion platform that also calls for taxpayer funding of abortions.

Last Friday, Democrats For Life of America submitted written testimony to suggest language for the Democratic platform. The Democratic platform drafting committee, who will hear testimony on July 27-29, has asked Democrats For Life to provide oral testimony.

“We are encouraged by this opportunity to represent the views of pro-life democrats,” said Kathy Dahlkemper, former Democratic Congresswoman and board member of Democrats For Life of America. “We believe that the committee will see the value of the language we proposed and include it in the 2012 platform.”

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