A prominent pro-life group slammed a Democratic National Committee official this week for claiming that “women are dying” because Democrats are losing elections.
Keith Ellison, vice chairman of the pro-abortion DNC, made the comment Friday during a training session for so-called “progressive” liberals, The Hill reports.
“Women are dying because we are losing elections,” Ellison said. “We don’t have the right to lose a damn election. We have to win. We have to win.”
But Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Ellison’s remarks are not only inflammatory but also just “plain wrong.”
“Rep. Keith Ellison’s inflammatory comments aren’t just divisive – they’re plain wrong,” Dannenfelser said. “Recently more evidence, including peer-reviewed research from the Charlotte Lozier Institute, has come to light thoroughly debunking the accusation that pro-life policies in Texas or elsewhere negatively impact women’s health.
“The Trump administration should be praised for their consistent efforts to enact policies that protect unborn children and their mothers,” she continued. “That includes allowing states like Texas to redirect tax dollars away from abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood to comprehensive alternatives that offer preventative and primary care.”
Others include defunding Planned Parenthood’s international arm and cutting off grants to its failed teen pregnancy prevention program.
“Shame on Rep. Ellison for spreading misinformation with irresponsible, inflammatory rhetoric,” Dannenfelser concluded.
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What really is hurting women is the Democratic Party’s increasing loyalty to the abortion industry. Democrats have fought against legislation to ban sex-selection abortions that disproportionately target baby girls, abortion facility regulations that protect women’s health and safety, informed consent laws that provide women with important information prior to having an abortion, and laws that require doctors to perform abortions.
The party’s increasingly radical pro-abortion stance is alienating voters and some of its own leaders, as well. If it wants to win elections again, the party should start listening to its constituents and not the abortion industry.