Should the Democratic Party support pro-life candidates? | The Tylt
Should the Democratic Party support pro-life candidates?
The list of requests Democrats for Life of America gave to the DNC includes “a public statement on the Democratic National Committee website... explaining that the party does not support an abortion litmus test and pressuring people to change their position on life."
The group also wants the party to drop the section of its platform opposing the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding of abortion in most circumstances, and requests “the establishment of a Democratic Pro-Life Political Action Committee to be used specifically to support pro-life Democratic candidates.”
Others, like Jill Filipovic, are furious that the DNC "seems willing to sell out abortion rights in pursuit of the elusive vote of the working-class white man."
1. It's anti-choice, not pro-life 2. An anti-choice Dem is an oxymoron 3. Whatever these frauds want, we don't carehttps://t.co/7DU32OBeLn
Many Democrats want nothing to do with the pro-life wing, and are angry that such a move is even being considered as a bargaining chip, as NARAL President Ilyse Hogue said in a statement:
"If Democrats think the path forward following the 2016 election is to support candidates who substitute their own judgement and ideology for that of their female constituents, they have learned all the wrong lessons and are bound to lose.”
"Pro-Life Democrats Want the DNC to Expand the 'Big Tent' " Screw them. They can start their own party. https://t.co/mr4uSaA3fr