Rosie O’Donnell: Women Should Form Our Own Party if Democrats Back Pro-Lifers

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 1, 2017   |   6:34PM   |   Washington, DC

It seems that nothing but complete and utter support for the killing of unborn babies in abortions is acceptable to Rosie O’Donnell.

The liberal actress lashed out against the Democratic Party on Tuesday after leaders said they would not deny support to candidates who are pro-life on abortion, according to The Hill.

O’Donnell suggested that pro-abortion women form their own party if the Democrats step back from their radical support of abortion.

Later in the day, O’Donnell added:

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On Monday, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján, of New Mexico, said “there is not a litmus test” on abortion for Democratic candidates. He said the party will financially support candidates who oppose abortion.

Suffering heavy losses last November, Democratic Party leaders have been searching for ways to win back voters, and its pro-abortion stance has been one focus. Last year, the party adopted a radical new platform calling for full support of abortion on demand and taxpayer funding of abortion.

But the debate really flared up in the spring after abortion activists with NARAL criticized DNC Chair Tom Perez, Sen. Bernie Sanders and others for supporting Heath Mello, a Nebraska Democratic mayoral candidate who has a pro-life voting record.

Amid pressure from abortion activists, Perez described abortion as a “fundamental value” and said every Democrat should support it.

“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,” Perez said in a statement.

Many said Perez was imposing a litmus test on abortion for future Democratic candidates, but other Democratic leaders denied that support of abortion was key to being a member of the party.

The party also has experienced push back from some of its own members. State and national party leaders, politicians, Democrats for Life and others urged Perez to welcome candidates who support unborn babies’ right to life. In May, for example, Arkansas Democratic leaders made it clear that they will welcome pro-life candidates in their state.

Democrats for Life leaders also met with Perez to discuss how the party’s out-of-touch stance on abortion is alienating voters. The pro-life group estimates more than 23 million Democrats in the U.S. are pro-life.

Last year, Pew Research found that 28 percent of Democrats say abortion should be illegal in most or all cases. Marist/KofC polling also found that 23 percent of Democrats consider themselves pro-life and 40 percent say abortion is morally wrong.