Because I’m in the middle of a move, and rushing like mad to finish my next book by the August 5 deadline, I have been very fortunate not to have had the opportunity to watch the Democratic National Convention this week, and to have learned about it only by reading accounts when I have free moments. What I was able to watch last week of the Trumptastic GOP convention was hard enough to take, but as the GOP is the conservative party (or so I read), I felt obliged. The Democrats? No.

I really don’t know how I would have reacted had I seen the ghoulish speeches from Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, whose organization harvests unborn baby parts and sells them, and NARAL’s Ilyse Hogue. Follow that link to Hogue’s brief speech. There’s a video embedded, and you can see her, around the 40-second mark, talking about her own abortion. The Democratic crowd cheers her when she first mentions having aborted her unborn child!

They cheered for abortion.

Honestly, I can understand perfectly well people who believe that abortion is a necessary evil that must be protected under law. I don’t agree with them, but I can see where they’re coming from. They see abortion as a tragedy.

But people who cheer abortion, and are proud of it? That is morally grotesque. And Tim Kaine, a Roman Catholic, is running as a vice presidential nominee for a party of people who cheer the extermination of unborn children in the womb.

Donald Trump won’t do a thing to stop or limit abortion. We know this. But whatever their sins, and they are many, Republicans don’t cheer for abortion. And please don’t insult my intelligence by saying that Democrats want abortion to be “safe, legal, and rare.” No party that cheers for abortion wants it to be rare. Hillary Clinton and the party she represents are hardcore abortion extremists. There’s no escaping that.

What a country we have become. Donald Trump’s supporters cheer when he praises torture, Hillary Clinton’s supporters cheer when her surrogates praise abortion. The culture of death rules us. We have chosen this.