Kristen Day is not making progress. The executive director of Democrats for Life of America, she manned a booth at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which features caucus meetings, presentations and lots of activists offering their wares to Democrats in Philadelphia for the big party convention.
Democrats strolled by, including more than a handful wearing pink Planned Parenthood T-shirts. Few stopped at Day's table, which featured a poster promoting paid parental leave, a higher minimum wage and "Medicare for all" -- but no mention of abortion.
"We're trying to appeal to Democrats, and we want them to talk to us," she explained.
"Safe, legal and rare" was the abortion-rights mantra of Bill Clinton in the 1990s. In her 2008 presidential run, Hillary Clinton said abortion should be "safe, legal and rare, and by rare, I mean rare." Abortion "should not in any way be diminished as a moral issue," she added.