Skip to comments.Pete Buttigieg Tells Pro-Life Democrat She’s Not Welcome in the Democratic Party
Posted on 01/29/2020 8:00:19 AM PST by Morgana
Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg refused to welcome pro-life Democrats into his party Sunday during a Fox News town hall meeting.
Though most Americans do not share his belief that abortions should be legal for any reason up to birth, the South Bend, Indiana mayor would not compromise even as he tries to court swing voters, according to CNN.
Fox News Wilmington reports pro-life Democrat Kristen Day asked Buttigieg if he would welcome her and millions of other pro-life Democrats by adding big tent language to the party platform.
So, do you want the support of pro-life Democrats, pro-life Democratic voters? There are about 21 million of us, and if so, would you support more moderate platform language in the Democratic Party to ensure that the party of diversity and inclusion really does include everybody? asked Day, the executive director of Democrats for Life.
Buttigieg responded without giving a direct answer. According to the Daily Wire, he emphasized that he is pro-choice on abortion and supports the party platform.
I know that the difference of opinion that you and I have is one that we have come by honestly and the best that I can offer is that if we cant 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 its the woman whos faced with that decision in her own life, he said.
Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Day if Buttigiegs answer was satisfactory, and she said no.
Day pointed to language in the Democratic Party platform that basically excludes pro-life Democrats. The platform calls for supporting unrestricted abortions up to birth and forcing taxpayers to fund them, and Democrat leaders have been debating a pro-abortion litmus test for candidates for several years now.
In 1996 and several years after that, there was a language in the Democratic platform that said that we understand that people have very differing views on this issue, but we are a big tent party that includes everybody and so therefore we welcome you so we can work on issues that we agree on, she said.
So my question was would you be open to language like that in the Democratic platform that really did say that our party is diverse and inclusive and we want everybody? Day continued.
Buttigiegs answer basically was no.
Well I support the position of my party, that this kind of medical care needs to be available to everyone, he said, and I support the Roe vs. Wade framework that holds that early in pregnancy there are very few restrictions and late in pregnancy there are very few exceptions, and again the best I can offer is that we may disagree on that very important issue and hopefully we will be able to partner on other issues.
The Democratic Party has grown increasingly extreme on abortion, and there are few pro-life Democrat lawmakers left in office. Like Buttigieg, all of the top Democrat presidential candidates support abortion on demand up to birth and want to force taxpayers to pay for them.
But that is not where most voters stand on the abortion issue. Two new polls from Marist and Gallup show strong public opposition to abortion on demand.
According to Marist, more than six in 10 Americans (62%) say that if the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade it should allow states to determine restrictions (46%) or make abortion illegal (16%). Only 33% of Americans say Roe v. Wade should be interpreted to allow for legal abortion any time without restriction.
Gallup found that 58 % of Americans are not satisfied with current abortion laws, and more want stricter laws that limit or ban abortions.
The Democratic Party has not always been so extreme on abortion. The party, which prides itself in fighting for the vulnerable, once welcomed strong pro-life politicians who fought for the rights of unborn babies. In recent years, however, it has shifted to align itself closely with the abortion industry, which contributes millions of dollars to Democratic candidates.
Well, this is why I’ve not voted for a democrat since Dixie Lee Ray ran for Governor of Washington State. And for a democrat, she was a conservative by today’s standards.
If they are pro-life why do they stay in the party of baby killers?
That said, I've heard enough of him, a couple of times, someone asks him a question and stuff starts coming out of his mouth, and to me it's like, "What in the **** is this guy even saying?"
She shouldnt need to be told.
its been obvious for 30 years at least.
Why would pro life people want to be in the Democrat Party?
That said, I’ve heard enough of him, a couple of times, someone asks him a question and stuff starts coming out of his mouth, and to me it’s like, “What in the **** is this guy even saying?”
Crap in, crap out.
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Pete Buttigieg Tells Pro-Life Democrat Shes Not Welcome in the Democratic Party
I finally agree with him on something.
Wake up Reps and Do NOT vote dem.
The democrats murder of children is for the children
Here’s a fun thought experiment:
Imagine Pete Buttegeig is straight.
Would he even get a moments notice?
The democrat party is the party of killing babies, dickchoppers, and headchoppers.
At least it’s an honest answer.
Here in Pennsyltucky they continue to suck-in the little old Catholic ladies with fake phony Pro Lifers like Bob Casey.
So he's dishonest.
How many ways can they say that sticking their Johnson in some diseased dude’s bunghole is more important that innocent lives before they get the message?
The unequivocal and unqualified support of the idea that abortion is only about the woman making a decision about her body totally ignores that there is another body involved, that of the child in the womb, whether the woman wants to acknowledge that or not.
How many ways can they say that sticking their Johnson in some diseased dudes bunghole is more important that innocent lives before they get the message?
No he wouldnt
This is consistent with other Democrat leaders. There were pro-life Democrats kicked out of the first Women’s March because abortion trumped their shared Trump hatred. (pun intended)
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