Welp, they’ve done it. The Democrats have finally confirmed that they will no longer support pro-life candidates from their party.
In a statement released Friday, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said:
“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”
“At a time when women’s rights are under assault from the White House, the Republican Congress, and in states across the country,” he added, “we must speak up for this principle as loudly as ever and with one voice.”
Perez is singing this new tune after getting lambasted by the far-left wing of his party for supporting pro-life Democrat Heath Mello, who is running for mayor of Omaha, Neb. The DNC chair had, ironically enough, voiced his support for Mello during a recent nationwide “unity tour.”
The pro-abort radicals at NARAL were having none of that, calling the DNC’s support of Mello “politically stupid.” NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue had this to say about the idea that Democrats would support life, “The actions today by the DNC to embrace and support a candidate for office who will strip women — one of the most critical constituencies for the party — of our basic rights and freedom is not only disappointing, it is politically stupid.”
“Politically stupid” is thinking that all American women share Hogue’s radical views on life. Tom Perez, however, folded when faced with the prospect of the DNC losing the deep pockets of special interest groups like NARAL.
The DNC’s decision leaves pro-life Democrats in the lurch. This is especially an issue for Southern Democrats, whose constituencies tend to be pro-life or, at the very least, favor restrictions on abortion. One, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, has previously taken his party to task for their increasingly intolerant stance on life, saying: “It’s hard to remain a big-tent party if you have a very small platform.”
So, to recap, the Democrats held a unity tour, supported a pro-life candidate, panicked that pro-aborts would stop filling their coffers, folded like a cheap suit, and now are the party of disunity. Also, officially the party of death.
Remember the Democrat PUMAs of 2008? Party of Unity My Ass. They were onto something.