In 2016, more than 623,000 babies were aborted.
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The number of abortions in the US is dropping.
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(NewsReady.com) – The Democratic Party is supposed to be inclusive. They claim that they support differing views and they embrace everyone. So, why do the pro-life members of the party feel as though they are being pushed out? And how is that a good thing?
Disdain for Anti-Abortion Lawmakers
Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL) does not believe women should abort babies and his fellow Democrats are actively attacking him for it. There are rumors the party is going to try to push him out of his seat. He’s been in office for 22 years, but now the party wants him gone. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) said he is on the “wrong side of history.”
If they succeed in getting rid of him, only two pro-life Dems will hold congressional seats: Representatives Collin Peterson (MN) and Henry Cuellar (TX). They are safe from the wrath of the party because of their red districts — at least for now.
In 2016, when Hillary Clinton announced Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate, many liberals were very angry. The senator, a devout Catholic, does not believe in abortion.
Pro-Life Voters Know the Feeling
Kristin Day is a Democratic voter who does not tow the party’s abortion line. At a town hall meeting in January, she spoke to candidate Pete Buttigieg about her position. When it was her turn to speak, she asked him if he wanted her support and the support of 21 million pro-life democrats.
He gave her a canned response that didn’t answer her questions and she called him on it. Eventually, he said he’d like her support but wasn’t willing to even entertain the idea of just adding language to the party platform recognizing the pro-life views of some of its members.
The way he dodged her question shows that the Left doesn’t really listen to concerns of voters like Day.
Charles Camosy is pro-life, as well. He recently wrote an op-ed in the NY Post where he slammed the Democratic Party for their treatment of people like him. He said senior officials may listen to concerns of voters like him but they don’t hear them so he left the party.
There are many others like Camosy, and slowly but surely, the party is pushing voters out with their anti-life rhetoric. This decision leaves the door open to the possibility that President Donald Trump can woo some of them in November. If Camosy is right and as much a third of Democrats are pro-life, that’s a lot of potential voters looking for a new home.
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