Pro-life Democrats plan to send a clear message to their party about truly representing voters’ views on abortion.
Leaders with Democrats for Life, the Pro-Life Democratic Candidate PAC, Pro-Life San Francisco and Students for Life said they want a Democratic presidential candidate who will represent the majority, not the extremist views of the abortion industry.
On Tuesday, they plan to hold a press conference outside the Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan, to urge party leaders to welcome pro-lifers once again, Breitbart reports.
“None of the men or women vying to be our next president are seeking the support of the 21 million Democratic voters who would like to see abortion less necessary and less common,” said Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life.
Day pointed to polls showing that about one third of all Democrats are pro-life. Polls consistently show that most Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions and late-term abortions. However, none of the top presidential candidates – including Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris – represent voters’ views. Instead, they all have embraced the abortion industry’s demands for unregulated, unrestricted, taxpayer-funded abortions up to birth.
“If the Democratic candidates only want votes from Americans who support legal abortion for any reason up to the moment of birth, they should say so,” said Jacob Lupfer, a political strategist with The Relay Group and spokesman for the Pro-Life Democratic Candidate PAC.
He said their goal is to draft a pro-life Democratic presidential nominee for 2020 and to urge the party to welcome pro-life voters and candidates.
Day said the party’s new abortion litmus test is a losing strategy.
“Instead of advocating for deregulation of the abortion industry and easing abortion time limits past fetal viability, we urge the candidates to seek a more progressive solution to women experiencing crisis or unplanned pregnancies,” she said.
Terrisa Bukovinac, an atheist, Democrat and founder/executive director of Pro-Life San Francisco, said even most liberal millennial voters oppose late-term abortions – but their views are not being represented by the Democratic Party.
“We want a candidate who represents real progress, who is courageous enough to speak for the democratic majority by supporting the Hyde amendment, born alive infant protections, and 20 week bans on elective procedures,” Bukovinac said.
The Democratic Party has been alienating voters with its extreme position on abortion for years, and none of the 2020 presidential candidates are even moderate on the abortion issue.
Biden once was, but he recently abandoned that position. He now supports forcing taxpayers to fund abortions and calls aborting unborn babies “essential” health care.
The other top contenders have terrible voting records as well. Earlier this year, Sanders, Harris, Cory Booker, Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Kolbuchar voted against a bill to protect newborns from infanticide.
The Democratic Party platform supports taxpayer-funded abortions and unrestricted abortions up to birth.
Polls consistently show that most voters oppose most abortions, including a majority of Democrats. And the new Pro-Life Democratic Candidate PAC estimates that one in three Democrats are pro-life.
“Millions of pro-life voters are rightly skeptical of Trump, but have nowhere to go because of our party’s extremism on this issue,” the PAC says on its website. “A pro-life Democratic presidential candidate on the debate stage will force the party, the media, the pro-life movement, and the country to face a truth obscured by our broken politics: There is a better way to uphold the dignity of human life at all its stages.”