Pro-Life Advocates Will Protest Democrat Debate Because Every Candidate Backs Abortions Up to Birth

National   Micaiah Bilger   Jul 30, 2019   |   4:00PM    Washington, DC

Three pro-life groups plan to protest the radical pro-abortion positions of the Democratic presidential candidates this week during the debate in Michigan.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, pro-life advocates with Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Pro-Life Michigan and Created Equal hope to send a message to the candidates and their supporters about the value of every human life. They plan to protest outside the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit during the candidates’ debate.

“While the candidates will shamefully try and out-do one another on how extreme they can be on the killing of the unborn, we will stand as a public witness to the sanctity of human life,” said Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.

All of the top Democratic presidential candidates now support the extremist views of the abortion industry: unregulated, unrestricted, taxpayer-funded abortions up to birth. Earlier this year, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Kolbuchar even voted against a bill to protect newborns from infanticide.

And Joe Biden, once a moderate on the abortion issue, now supports forcing taxpayers to fund abortions. His national health care plan also calls aborting unborn babies “essential” health care.

Many of the candidates, including Beto O’Rourke, say they will not even restrict abortions in the third trimester. In March, O’Rourke said he supports abortions for any reason up to birth and would force taxpayers to pay for them.

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Several others, including Warren and Harris, recently introduced plans detailing how they would support and expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions if elected president. Their plans include forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions.

Miller said most Americans do not support these radical positions. Polls consistently show that most Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions and late-term abortions. She said it is time for Democratic leaders to listen to voters and show compassion for unborn babies.

“We will send the message that if we really wish to be a compassionate and inclusive society we must oppose the violence of abortion,” she said. “We will show the truth about the humanity of the unborn that sadly the Democratic candidates deny. The fact is, the Democrats are sadly out of step with mainstream American voters.”

Pro-life Democrats plan to speak out at the debate as well.

On Tuesday, leaders with Democrats for Life, the Pro-Life Democratic Candidate PAC, Pro-Life San Francisco and Students for Life scheduled a press conference to urge party leaders to welcome pro-lifers once again.

The groups said said want a Democratic presidential candidate who will represent voters, not the abortion industry. 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.

The Democratic Party platform supports abortions without restriction and calls for an end to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for most abortions.