Democrat in Louisiana Becomes Republican Over Party’s Pro-Abortion Views

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 4, 2013   |   6:39PM   |   Baton Rouge, LA

A Democratic state legislator in Louisiana made news last Friday when he decided to switch parties and become a Republican.

Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory’s decision to switch parties made him the first black Republican state senator in Louisiana since Reconstruction. Why did he switch parties? In part because the Democratic Party is so staunchly pro-abortion.

“Their support of dependency over self-reliance, of everything but traditional marriage, of abortion on demand, their policies have encouraged the high teen birth rates, high school drop out rates, high incarceration rates and very high unemployment rates,” said Guillory.