The Democratic Party released its new platform language on abortion, dropping the Clinton-era formulation of "safe, legal and rare." Instead, the new language focuses on maintaining the legality of abortion within a spectrum of services designed to reduce the number of abortions, including age-appropriate sex-education, access to birth control, affordable childcare, health care, income support and adoption programs. Some Christian groups are hailing the party's holistic efforts aimed at reducing the number of abortions, though the true fundies still just want it made illegal without exceptions. Can a more encompassing reproductive rights platform sway a few independents? Obama's people apparently hope so. [Feministing, American Prospect, Reuters]