Is The Democratic Party Shifting on Life Issues?

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July 31, 2017Jul 31, 2017

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, just announced that the party would be willing to financially back pro-life candidates in 2018.

Lujan told The Hill that there will be no "litmus test" on abortion, and a pro-choice agenda will not be part of their platform. This decision comes because the Democratic Party would like to gain back control of the house, and they are willing to adjust to include pro-lifers to do it. 

He also added, "As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the district, that can win in these districts across America.”

Liberals are reacting with indignation. 

“What better strategy than to betray their base and reaffirm that women’s basic rights are negotiable and disposable,” said liberal columnist Jill Filipovic.

https://twitter.com/JillFilipovic/status/892057087542349824

Another liberal journalist and Hillary Clinton supporter, Lauren Duca, added her disagreement with the decision. 

"This is a betrayal of every woman who has ever supported the Democratic party," she said. "Democrats supporting anti-choice candidates is an attack on progressive values. Equality is impossible without reproductive rights. Period."

https://twitter.com/laurenduca/status/892054783129006080

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She also added, "This is a rejection of progressive equity under the guise of 'strategy.' Winning with an anti-choice candidate is a loss for human rights."

https://twitter.com/laurenduca/status/892058462506668034

Does this action mean the Democratic Party is ready to look seriously at the desires of the blue collar America they claim to represent? The Daily Caller thinks so. 

"The backlash over allowing pro-life candidates in the Democratic party is emblematic of the growing split between liberals embracing identity politics and those who want the party to win back blue-collar voters that departed from the party en masse," wrote Peter Hasson. 

Would you vote for a Democrat if they were pro-life? Are there even very many pro-lifers that will try to run as democrats? If you want to know more about the upcoming elections, one Democrat just announced he's running for president in 2020. 

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