AOC Teaming Up With Abortion Activists to Take Out One of the Last Pro-Life Democrats in Congress

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 14, 2020   |   2:55PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-life Democrats soon could become a thing of the past as influential party members work to oust the last remaining politicians who stand for the rights of unborn babies.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a pro-life Democrat who represents the 28th district of Texas, is one of their targets this spring.

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez partnered with the abortion advocacy group MoveOn to slam Cuellar and endorse his opponent, pro-abortion candidate Jessica Cisneros, Newsweek reports.

“He’s known as ‘Big Oil’s favorite Democrat,’ boasts about his ‘A rating’ from the National Rifle Association, [and] opposes abortion …” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a letter sent by MoveOn.

The pro-abortion group NARAL also is backing Cuellar’s opponent. According to Newsweek, NARAL accused him of dishonesty and praised his pro-abortion opponent as a “champion.”

“She understands that women, not politicians, should be the ones making personal decisions about pregnancy, free from political interference,” the pro-abortion group said.

Cuellar has been a courageous advocate for life while his party embraces the radical pro-abortion agenda of the abortion industry. In January, he was one of only four Democrats who voted to recognize unborn babies among “vulnerable populations” in a bill requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to declare certain chemicals as hazardous and take “vulnerable populations” into account when developing drinking water standards.

He also was one of just three House Democrats who supported the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have prohibited abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain. Additionally, he supported legislation banning taxpayer-funded abortions.

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U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, a pro-life Democrat from Illinois, also is being targeted by abortion activists in the upcoming election.

Their pro-life records do not jive with an increasingly pro-abortion Democratic Party. The party platform boasts a radical pro-abortion agenda that supports abortion on demand without limits. In 2012, Democrat leaders removed the word “rare” from their abortion platform, and, in 2016, added language calling for taxpayer-funded abortions.

All of the top Democratic presidential candidates support abortions without restriction through all nine months of pregnancy and want to force taxpayers to pay for them. Two of the candidates, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, recently even refused to welcome pro-life Democrats into the party.

But that is not where most voters stand on the abortion issue. Two new polls from Marist and Gallup show strong public opposition to abortion on demand.

According to Marist, more than six in 10 Americans (62%) say that if the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade it should allow states to determine restrictions (46%) or make abortion illegal (16%). Only 33% of Americans say Roe v. Wade should be interpreted to allow for legal abortion any time without restriction.

Gallup found that 58% of Americans are not satisfied with current abortion laws, and more want stricter laws that limit or ban abortions.