There was never much doubt about it, but it is somehow refreshing to see the cards laid on the table.
Last night at a townhall hosted by FoxNews’s Chris Wallace Pete “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg was asked point blank about where pro-life people, particularly pro-life women, fit in the modern Democrat party.
A pro-life Democrat named Kristen Day asked Buttigieg whether he wanted the support of “people like me” during the forum moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace — and pressed the mayor over whether he would support a change in the Democrats’ platform to emphasize that it is a “big tent” party and welcomes pro-life members. He would not commit to such a move.
“I’m not going to try to earn your vote by tricking you. I am pro-choice, and I believe that a woman ought to be able to make that decision,” Buttigieg said to applause from the rest of the audience. “The best I can offer is that if we can’t agree on where to draw the line, the next best thing we can do is agree on who should draw the line, and in my view, it’s the woman who’s faced with that decision in her own life.”
And so I may have my views, but I cannot imagine that a decision that a woman confronts is going to ever be better, medically or morally, because it’s being dictated by any government official,” he said.
The answer was nonsense. Replace abortion with prostitution, human trafficking, narcotics distribution, child pornography, insider trading or Ponzi schemes and use the same logic and see how it sounds. It sounds ridiculous, because it is ridiculous.
The woman whom Buttigieg essentially told to FOAD had here own views:
“He didn’t answer the second part of my question, and the second part was: The Democratic platform contains language that basically says, ‘we don’t belong, we have no part in the party because it says abortion should be legal up to nine months, the government should pay for it,'” Day said. “In 1996 and several years after that there was language in the Democratic platform that said ‘we understand that people have very differing views on this issue but we are a big tent party that includes everybody and therefore we welcome you — people like me — into the party so we can work on issues that we agree on.'”
The pro-infanticide lobby recognized both the question and the answer to be profoundly dangerous. If the Democrat party become the uncompromising party of abortion then in some regions
they become a permanent minority. Polling indicates that 11% +/- of Democrats and a stunning 24% +/- of minority voters want abortion to be illegal under all circumstances.
In a 13-tweet tirade, the head of NARAL calls out Kristen Day, by name, as ‘anti-choice,’ and confirms that she is not welcome in the Democrat party.
The question is a good reminder to differentiate between people who feel personally pro-life and those who are anti-choice like Kristen Day. The latter category believes its fine to force their beliefs on others through law. The former does not /2
— ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) January 27, 2020
Ms. Day is exactly right and this is how, flawed though it is, the Republican party is superior in matters of conscience to the Democrats. The GOP contains pro-abort members in prominent position…Linda Murkowski and Susan Collins, just to name two…and we accept the fact that they are in the party because they agree with the GOP on most other things.
As Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement:
“Doubling down on abortion extremism, last night Mayor Buttigieg could not identify a single instance where he would limit abortion, or even acknowledge room for debate on the issue within the Democratic Party. This is a mistake. Recent polling shows 44% of rank-and-file Democrats want to vote for a candidate who supports common-ground limits on abortion. The modern Democratic Party is the party of abortion on demand through birth, paid for by taxpayers, and even infanticide. President Trump, in stark contrast, has championed popular legislation to stop late-term abortion and protect babies who survive abortions. The choice for voters is clear. Only one candidate will uphold the compassionate consensus of the American people when it comes to abortion: President Donald Trump.”
Just like with slavery and civil rights, abortion is the preeminent human rights issue of our time. Just like with slavery and Jim Crow, the Democrats have drawn an absolutist position and refused to allow even good faith dissent. This simply a case of both parties remaining true to their heritage and history tells us where the right side is.