New York Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand wants to purge the Democratic Party of pro-lifers.
Gillibrand argues that the party has no room for lukewarm abortion supporters.
The New York Senator said that talking point of keeping abortion “safe, legal, and rare” is outdated and being pro-abortion is non-negotiable. In an interview with the Washington Post, Gillibrand called out anti-abortion bills moving across the nation.
Gillibrand told the Washington Post that “As a party, we should be 100 percent pro-choice, and it should be non-negotiable.” She added, “We should not settle for less, and if our party cannot support women’s basic human rights, their fundamental freedoms to make decisions about their bodies and their futures, then we are not the party of women …”I will not compromise on women’s reproductive freedom.”
The protection of Roe v. Wade has been a central part of her presidential campaign platform. According to Politico, she released a pledge with a plan to enshrine Roe vs. Wade protections into law, should she become president.
Like gun control, abortion has become a wedge issue that Democrats have become progressively more radical on during the past few decades. Now Democrats are showing their true colors as they have moved leftward and taken extreme stances on issues like abortion. The recent passage of Alabama’s pro-life bill will make abortion one of the hottest issues in the 2020 elections.
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