Do Democrats need to embrace pro-life voters? | The Tylt
Do Democrats need to embrace pro-life voters?
Groome says Hillary Clinton lost the Catholic vote to Donald Trump because of her black-and-white stance on abortion, and the Democrats cannot reclaim their once-solid Catholic base without being open to pro-life views. Pro-life Democrats are voting for Trump and other Republicans because they feel disregarded by their party's orthodox commitment to abortion-rights.
Jill Filipovic strongly disagreed with both Groome and Sanders, saying Democrats will lose support among women if they compromise on reproductive rights:
Some men in the Democratic party seem to think a strong defense of reproductive rights is optional [and that] moving right on women's rights will allow the party to secure more votes and give it space to move left on economic issues.This is a terrible strategy. It demonstrates the limits of "economic populism" when the term is defined by only men.
Pro-life Democrats clashed publicly with party leadership at a contentious convention in Philadelphia this summer. They argue given the razor-thin margin by which Clinton lost to Trump, the party needs to moderate its staunchly pro-choice position.